E thinks this reads like Mills & Boon puff. I think there is an inadequate amount of heaving bosom for this classification, but I see where he’s coming from.
During his conversation between Milady and Lou, he felt composed. What would happen immediately afterwards left him crippled with considerable anxiety. As the two women parted, he suddenly beheld a solitary figure, wrapped with the same light green silk mantle worn by his beloved. He was struck by a splendid vision of her face in his mind. When the figure turned toward him, the spell was broken. The figure became a stranger, no more known to him than the reason he would never see his beloved again. His heart sank, and he sighed, making his way into the darkening street.
Found an app called Creative Writer where you type by selecting words from a list and it keeps suggesting new words based on the last word you chose. Presumably it works on word frequency.
I have dubbed it “Pancakes” after a game my friends would play where one person says a word after the last person to form odd and potentially hilarious sentences. The first word was usually “Pancakes” and the first sentence tended to end with “are great” before degenerating into horrible filth.
After about a week of this app, I’m finding that it’s hard for me not to write morose fiction centred around mystery and loss. Not sure what this says about me.
I’ve decided to use this app to drabble (100 words exactly) but it’s pretty hard. I’m getting stuck halfway so I’m torn between forcing out the remaining half or letting the few sentences stand on their own.
The way I’m working this is to start one, when I get stuck I go on to the next and return to the other ones later when I have more ideas on where to take it.
I also don’t limit myself to the suggested word, if I want to push it a certain direction I’ll free type, then go back to the word list when momentum slows down. It’s not perfect, but it’s an interesting exercise.
The spruce is on fire. = Kuusi palaa. The spruce returns. = Kuusi palaa. The number six is on fire. = Kuusi palaa. The number six returns. = Kuusi palaa. Six of them are on fire. = Kuusi palaa. Six of them…
We’re creating a short film about WA, by WA. We’ll be selecting favourites which celebrate everything we love and even loathe about this unique state. To get involved hashtag #ThatsSoWA on your Instagram images or videos.
I like that they’re welcoming negative things about WA from people as well. I should take a photo of one of the restaurant strips when everything is closed on Monday. Because #ThatsSoWA.