Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Once upon a time there was a freewriting challenge

Parasputin made up the rules:

a) choose a topic
b) set a timer for 5 minutes
c) switch off your monitor to reduce the temptation to edit
d) write continuously, no edits.

Once upon a time there were two boys looking at each other. "What do you want from me?" asked the one boy to the other. "What is it that you need?" The other boy did not reply, just seemed to mouth something while the oher boy spoke. Inaudibly. On closer examination it seemed the the inaudible boy was not a boy at all but a reflection in a mirror. Unfortunately this was not a magical mirror as in harry potter and the mirror did not reply to him. It seemed the boy was just having an existential moment. Maybe if the mirror could reply it would tell him stuff like Ambition, success satisfaction, the usual stuff. Or maybe the reflection would say, 'Dude you're crazy' Which indeed seemed to be the case. Now I will end this story cos I got lie 30 seconds left and nothing else to say, and not enough time to think of something new to add to this story. The End...

The ellipse's purpose was not to create drama but because I had a few extra seconds. I'm surprised I didnt make any more spelling mistakes. I have a few punctuational errors, but that's usual for me. I am not tagging anyone, cos as Parasputin said, this is not a tag, just a challenge, so anyone can do it, or not do it.

Till next time in Waseem world.