The topic for the 20th June session, ‘Faking It’, is rather quirky and relates to the saying ‘Fake it till you make it’. It involves writing about a time when you had to appear more accomplished or at ease with something than you actually felt! Here is the brief for ‘Faking It’ from the ABC’s 500 words project: Have you ever inflated your credentials to land a coveted job, told a silly lie to save face in front of a new acquaintance or felt well and truly out of your comfort zone when you tried something new?Perhaps faking it helped you gain the experience or tools necessary to bring about real change, whether you were pretending to the world or just deluding yourself.How did you feel at the time, and how do you feel about it now? Did your fakery ever get found out? Did you surprise anyone, even yourself? Alternative topics include an unpresented topic; a topic from the alternative topics sheet; ‘The Year that Made Me’; or ‘Desert Island discs’ – describe five pieces of music you would like to have with you if you found yourself alone on a desert island and why.
Our next cafe catch up will be on the 6th June from 2.30 to 3.30 pm in the back room of ‘Somewhere’ cafe, next door to the new Council offices. Bring along ‘alternative topic’ stories; unshared stories (e.g. if you wrote two versions of one topic); stories from missed sessions; writing of your own you would like to share/discuss. At our last meeting we agreed that if we find our selected cafe is not open when we arrive, we will meet at Rustick cafe.