The topics for our July class were:
Can you ever forgive me? (an idea from a class member)
She gazed at the box, fascinated and horrified.
He did indeed look very far from gloomy
The stories were varied, with all topics used by at least one member of the class. The box seemed to be very popular, with at least one member of the class looking at it from a different perspective – a mobile phone as seen by someone from the 19th century. There are a couple of class members who are writing a much larger story (a full novel perhaps), using the prompts as inspiration. But this month some other class members have also written sequels to earlier stories.
Some members continue to also write entries for the Australian Writers’ Centre Furious Fiction over the first weekend of the month. For July, the main criterion was for the story to be based around a wedding or a funeral. We are still hoping that one of our stories will at least make the “long list”.
Our next class is scheduled for 10 August with a choice between the following topics:
The surface of the lake was like a mirror
The greatest thing in the world
The four beautiful people were laughing
Within minutes it was all action
We will continue to share our stories and feedback via email. If anyone else would like to write on any of these topics, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward to the class, and also share the stories from the class with you.