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 (06.06.’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”

Kimo’s hair flapped as he clasped the pole. . “We need to get to the monkey bars”  he said, trying to keep his eyes open. The submarine growled again, and again. Hover slumped on the stairs, leaning on his hands. He stared at the wafer packets. Kimo frowned “Hover” he said, bearing his teeth, “You can’t just keep wallowing about them ” Kimo strangled the pole. “You have to let go” he said. His eyes softened “There’s no time for that stuff.”.
Hover brushed his hands on the wall and looked up. “No”. He pulled himself up and bared his teeth. “I need to taste the strawberry, the melon, and the lemon ones”. The stairs creaked. Kimo took a deep breath, and stared as Hover jumped off the stairs and scattered to the corner.  Both boys looked up and then stared at each other.. The lights began to flicker.

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 – March (02.05.’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”

 

When you think how much they value memories, and then it’s all gone. I jumped out of bed, and rushed to the window. The cars were leaving already. The white turned the corner first and then the black followed. I thought they said 9 or 10. How could it be? I leaned out the window sill. “Hey!”. The last limousine paused at the gate. A little figure leaned on the glass window. He pointed right at me. Why didn’t he say something?. My heart buzzed. And then in the end it’s as if it was only half a day.

“Maybe there’s a better way to do this”

I jumped and threw my hands up.  I turned around. The door was closed, and the dust slept.

Month Away -April (30.04.’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”

He  crunched on his toast. “How are you today?”. I nodded. He smiled and clicked the remote. Blood floated in my head. How am I today? Outside it was 9 but really 8.  Machines rumbled over the wall, and I couldn’t remember. He clicked the remote again, and then tossed it on the sofa, “I need to complete her project” he said.

Month Away -April (29.04.’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 sat beside the pond and stared at the cement. It had no fish, no frogs, no tadpoles, and no water. I might’ve been able to make it to my desk before the sun climbs the trees, but I wait, and watch from afar. Something wasn’t right at home. Yoo placed her plants down on the chair, and flung the laundry door open. Then she came back on her phone. She glanced my way, and then at the gate. She turned in circles and looked down at the pavement. I squinted. I could’ve gotten up, but maybe it was just a call from the milkman.

“The morning’s getting earlier”.

I jumped and turned around. Chiggle hobbled across the grass, pulling his goat along. His eyes sunk, but he still managed a grin. “What are you doing here?”.

“I’m”. I said, trying to swallow, “just having a look at the pond”. I turned back and leaned to the floor. “It definitely progressed since last time”.

He scratched his head “It has”. Then he bent down and picked at the the goat’s collar. I smiled and raised my eyebrows “You let him free?”.
“Occasionally”. His face glowed. The baby goat glanced at Chiggle, then took off. Chiggle his backbapck down and rolled on the floor. “Aah” he said, stretching his arms out. “The clouds have smothered the sun”. He squinted