The topics (there were four this month) to select from for our 11 May class were:
- He looked at the aircraft with trepidation.
- They first met when they were working for a large organisation
- They had all come to see and hear the local boy made good.
- It was a sunny winter’s day by the lake, but the exercise area was quiet and empty.
Each of the topics was used by at least one member of the class. One theme that came through some of the stories, not surprisingly, was around the impacts or pictures of the current Covid19 pandemic impacts. This included a poem, ending with an optimistic view for the future.
Some of the class also prepared a story covering the May Furious Fiction competition criteria:
- Your story’s first word must be FIVE.
- Your story must include something being replaced.
- Your story must include the phrase A SILVER LINING (‘a’ or ‘the’ is fine).
As usual, the stories were varied, all with a quite different subject, using the same criteria. They included heading over to Scotland to meet up with a friend who could be new partner late in life, someone with dementia reliving learning to write, a prevented suicide, and changing the words of “Five little ducks” to meet the concerns of a five year old in class.
For our next class, the topics are:
- It’s not unusual to find odd bits of paper tucked into library books for a bookmark, but this time it was a letter.
- Henry looked guilty.
- Yesterday I would never have guessed that this could be true