We had already shared our writing for the month. The topics for our December class were:
- By half past eight they had all arrived
- This was a new light on…
- Who’s that woman in the photo?
An overarching theme of friendship and love wove through the pieces this month. I am always surprised that with such different prompts and writing styles, there is often an overarching theme coming through our writing. The prompts don’t necessarily lead to these themes. It was also clear that the length of the written work is not an indicator of the strength of the piece. One of the pieces in less than 200 words gave a strong picture of a meeting in a country village to discuss a COVID plan – someone sneezed. The title is “How to Clear a Room in 2 Minutes and 14 Seconds”.
We decided that we should keep writing over the U3A break, with our contributions due around 10 January.
While we were together at the cafe, we jointly came up with the prompts for writing in January. The choices are:
- She knew she shouldn’t have drunk [eaten etc] it
- She was sitting alone in [the coffee shop…]
- Two candles with pepper and salt shakers
New members are always welcome, so if you would like to join us in 2021, just tick the Creative Writing option on your enrolment form.