For this trimester’s activity period I am leading a fiction writing workshop. Five girls, one boy, and one teacher are joining me in time to write every week. We’ve decided that I will bring writing prompts, but if people are inspired to write something else, that’s okay, too. “That’s okay, that’ll work, whatever you need,” is sort of the unofficial motto of the group. Unofficial in the sense that I just made it up right now, but I promise you, it’s accurate.
Today because it was gorgeous, we wrote outside (where I was attacked by a spider and its web, but that’s another story), and I prepared two possible sunny day writing prompts.
1. Start with this line I/He/She was sitting outside in her hammock, sipping on a lemonade when the strangest thing happened.
2. Almost everybody loves a sunny day, but there are some who prefer rainy, overcast days. Who are those people and what do they have against the sun. (Adapted from writingforward.com by Melissa Donovan)
The first brought on a fantastically imaginative piece by one girl, which she accurately labeled “satirically morbid” and included a drawing.
I chose to start with the second and here’s what I wrote, completely unedited: