Month Away – March (07.06.’16)

“Instead of writing down everything that happens in your day, give your day a twist by fictionalising it”
“Practise using the 6 elements of story: Action, Description, Dialogue, Introspection, Emotion, and Exposition”

I hunched over Yoos’ table trying to sharpen my pencil. I jabbed my pencil in “Bzzt”. Duck glanced at me.”The wind blew open the door last night” he said. He followed my stare, and then crunched on his Digestive. I frowned at the black box. “That must be why you woke up late”. He nodded.
“Why?” I asked, leaning back into my chair. He began to tap his knee, “I.. well. It was cold I supposed”, he said. He gazed out the door.

 

Month Away – March (05.06.’16)

“Instead of writing down everything that happens in your day, give your day a twist by fictionalising it”
“Practise using the 6 elements of story: Action, Description, Dialogue, Introspection, Emotion, and Exposition”

Nemo blushed and looked down. “When the king dies” he said, clearing his throat.
I bit my nails. “What happens?”
“It goes to the brother” Yoo said/ Nemo looked away. “No”
“It becomes a problem, it should go to his son” ..

Month Away – March (04.05.’16)

“Instead of writing down everything that happens in your day, give your day a twist by fictionalising it”
“Practise using the 6 elements of story: Action, Description, Dialogue, Introspection, Emotion, and Exposition”
Yoo ran out the laundry door. He waved her hands at the birds, who flattered into the air. “Go away”. He frowned at the table of plants. Seeds spread over the floor. I rushed to the door. The wind taking my breath away. I waved at him”You’re going to get wet”. He advancaed holding on the bars. “No!”

Month Away – March (03.05.’16)

“Instead of writing down everything that happens in your day, give your day a twist by fictionalising it”
“Practise using the 6 elements of story: Action, Description, Dialogue, Introspection, Emotion, and Exposition”

Hover watched the water trickle, and laughed. “”Doing!”. The lightning got worse. “I think I have epilepsy” I said to Piko in the morning. He patted me on the back “Why?,” he asked.  I turned to gaze at the bulge against the window. The curtains halted the wind from rushing in. “I keep seeing bursts of light”, I said, adjusting my posture. His teeth tightened on the glass.  I got up and turned towards the door.  Piko wouldn’t understand that anyway.  He looked up as I reached for the doorknob. “Wait,” he said, “”When was that?”. I turned my head, and paused. “Last night”, I said, staring at the bulge. Piko grinned “Silly”. His face collapsed in his hands. My head tilted sidewards,  and I stood there frowning “Are you laughing?”.  He pointed his index finger at me shaking from underneath. He caught his breath, and pulled his face out. He blushed. “I’m sorr” he said, bursting into another laughter. My frown disappeared, and I looked down at Koala. He gaped at the whole scene, shoving all his food out. I scratched my head. “It wasn’t as funny as this last night”. So I resumed my pause, and opened that doorknob. He stopped laughing for a second, and looked up. But I shut the door.  Koala needed to eat.

Month Away -April (25.04.’16)

IMG_1426“Instead of writing down everything that happens in your day, give your day a twist by
fictionalising it”
“Practise using the 6 elements of story: Action, Description, Dialogue, Introspection, Emotion, and
Exposition”

 Em picked up my notebook, and brushed over it with his palm.  My face whitened. “Oh I have your twix here in the draw” I said, pointing and moving to open it. He grinned “Don’t worry”, he said placing it back on my desk “I won’t open it”. I coughed, his voice made me shudder, and my muscles relaxed. “I.. ”  There was no need to explain, it was obvious. He turned his back and left. My mouth settled back, and my back shrinked,My arms spread out on my knees.   I mean, it’s not like” I said after him, but the door shut. He got hurt. I leaned on my elbows, and rested my head on my desk. My toes curled.  What a child I am.

But it is private, after all. He needs to hear that.  I elbowed my chair back and shot up. “It’s better you catch me turning pages, than webpages”. I said. My desk shook, and I glared at the door. “Do you hear me?”.

The door creaked, and then opened to a slit.   “Whats that?”.
My eyes softened.

 

Month Away -April (21.04.’16)

IMG_1426“Instead of writing down everything that happens in your day, give your day a twist by fictionalising it”
“Practise using the 6 elements of story: Action, Description, Dialogue, Introspection, Emotion, and Exposition”

 

The ceiling in the hole dripped. No one fixed it yet, apart from a piece of paper stuck to it. 

Shadows shuffled in the corner. Hash inched to Hover’s ear “Wonder who moved it” he said, .
“Koala probably” said Hover, glinting
Hash switched off his torch “No”. He rested his chin on his arms “He would’ve tipped it over and left” .

Hover snorted, his hair flopping to the front. ” yeah, typical”.
They glanced up and down the ceiling. More water trickled, and the pressure got louder. Then they heard snores from under the desk . Hash’s face shot up “Wha..” Hover chuckled “Let’s see” he said crawl out of his blanket Hash hesitated, and then crawled “Shh”

 Chief lay under the desk in a wool beanie. His legs rested on the wall.
The boys gawked, their heads flinching back. “Aikai”  they said
“What’s he doing here?” said Hash, lowering his voice again.
“We shouldn’t spend the whole night here again ” 
“Psst” he’s wearing green. “Let’s follow ” “Maybe somethings wrong?”. 

Month Away -April (16.04.’16)

IMG_1426“Instead of writing down everything that happens in your day, give your day a twist by fictionalising it”
“Practise using the 6 elements of story: Action, Description, Dialogue, Introspection, Emotion, and Exposition”

I gazed at the moon, “A mulberry”, I said, sighing. Their voices traveled upstairs to our corner under the window.
“Yeah”, He said, “I had Coffee”. 
“Are you going to make coffee?
“Then make me one.”
“Please”
“”I tackled myself through the nets, trying to hide my Elephant slippers. The old lady hurried to join me, “Shh” she said, her finger on her mouth. Blotches of blood stained the curtains. I sucked onto my minty, and pinched my nose. Maybe I could have a coffee after we got all this done.

Outside, The neighbour stopped at Nemo’s house with a box of Galaxy. I turned to the old lady What was that?
“I have knee problems “. 
I laughed “You’re only young!”. She had too many missing teeth. I said that to make her feel better, to make myself feel better. Then we heard the scream. 

“is it Ess?” she said, leaning on me.
“Can’t be” I said,” they’ve gone shopping”
“It came from the blue gate”
I climbed out the balcony window, “I need to see what’s going on”. Then I stumbled, “Ma’m please.” She had the curtain rod in her hand. “that wont help”.
“But you have a sore knee” she said, holding my arm. Flies swarmed through the crack in the window. The old lady cupped her hands and giggled. “Hope they don’t wonder what we’re doing”. I managed to count her teeth , or what was left of them.
“Four left.” I said.
“Pardon me?”.
“Oh, Look!” I said, pointing at the ceiling, “Birds!”.
She backed away, and my arm slipped.

Then she smashed the glass.
The pieces sprinkled all over me and my head fell to the tiles. What’s wrong with you?” I said, bursting into tears. She didn’t run away, she peeked through the curtain instead “Look what your generation has done to mine!” she said, louder than necessary.
A pair of boots clopped through the hallway.