I started a creative writing class today and will be starting the OU A215 soon.
It was great to meet new writing colleagues and tutor Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn.
Here’s the first thing to come out of the ‘short story’ class today, a character that appeared from nowhere when we were asked to think of a physical characteristic and write something in the third person.
David Bowie Eyes
Everyone knows Bowie has different coloured eyes … except he doesn’t. Like Jenni he took a knock and the pupil of one eye remained dilated.
Jenni fell off a swing, she staggered back to her feet and the swing hit her hard on her brow bone, jarred the eye and caused the damage.
‘Don’t worry about that,’ said the doctor to her mother, ‘no-one will notice it.’
His words haunt Jenni, she gazes into the mirror.
What sort of comment would you make about that?