Thursday, April 8, 2010
Writers Workshop - Fear
1.) Baby fever is in the air. Describe what you would do differently as a first time mom.
2.) What book captured your heart? Write about why the first book you loved is the first book you loved.
3.) Who is a bird-brain? Think about all the birds you’ve seen–from songbirds to hunters. Compare one or more people you know to different types of birds in a piece of writing.
4.) Why do we need 26? If you could change the alphabet, what would you do? Add? Subtract? Combine? Simplify? Write about it.
5.) Where does that fear come from? Write about something that frightens you that other people might find ridiculous. Write about it in a poem, a story, or whatever.
It's been awhile since I've done Mamakat's Writer's workshop...heck it's been awhile since I've blogged anything of real substance, right? I've even lost followers....oopsie...
Anyway, today I'm going with No. 5. Do you want to know what I'm scared of??? Well besides the obvious...someone I love dying, etc...the thing that scares me most is BIRDS...any and all kinds...big ones, small ones...you name it I don't like it!
I've grown up around pet birds...though we never had one at our house - my Uncle, that we visited quite often, had many...not to mention sperm donor who I dated for 3 years...yeah his parents had several 'house birds' as they called them. And I guess those 2 houses could very well be where my fear started...you see both families would let their birds fly around the house and they'd 'relieve themselves' where ever they saw fit...NASTY!!!! Not to mention they'd come flying at you out of nowhere and scare the bejeezus out of you...or well...me anyway!!!
Maybe it's a mutual hatred...because they seem to have it 'out for me'.
So what about you...what scares you?