I mentioned back in Four pieces for a workshop that I’m taking an online writing course and shared the requested exercises in that post and in Two Pieces for a Workshop. This time we were asked to 1) evoke emotion in two lines and 2) write about someone experiencing a strong emotion.
Evoke Emotion in Two Lines
- He couldn’t believe what he heard,
A siren calling his name.
- The sky fell down around him,
Drunken stars lit like father’s eyes.
- She dabbed nail-polish on his nose.
Easier that scratching his cheeks.
- The guitar played itself in the corner
Memories of old songs lost in time.
Someone experiencing a strong emotion
My sister lost her grip on the inner tube I sat in. The current pulled me out, away from the dock. I was focused on my parents and their friends drinking, laughing, eying each others’ buttocks and bulges and breasts, deciding who would spend the night with whom.