This month we discussed adjectives, and how they can enrich our writing. We looked at adjectives under various categories. During the discussion other words were suggested and it was decided the class members would look at adding new adjectives to the document.
Our challenge this month was a second test on the use of colon (:) and semi-colon (;). We had looked at these a few months ago and it was interesting to see how much we remembered.
Our stories often result in discussion of issues raised in the stories. One of the prompts was around citrus blossom and perfume, and this was a very popular topic. The stories that resulted were very different. Several of the class also shared the memories that the perfume of the citrus blossom evoked. A theme that occurred a few times was around the question of parentage. For example, there was the secret kept about the mother of a woman whose sister had been fifteen years older – was she really her sister, or could she have, in reality, been her mother? This raised the issue of how times have changed, and the secrets that were kept in the past.
To support our ongoing writing, we will be meeting in December. Here is the new set of prompts:
- A lasting gift.
- My white toothpaste glob had all the allure of a flaccid witchetty grub.
- “Well ain’t that the truth” she said.
- "Why don't you ever listen!"