Hello there! What a lovely day it’s been.
We are already 1/4 of the way through the year already! Have you been working towards your New Year’s Resolutions?
This year one of my resolutions is to become an author after a 5 year writing hiatus. In my experience writing can be fun yet frustrating from many challenges, such as: tone, grammar, characterization, plot, etc. Writing takes a lot of practice!
My goal is to create and publish a few short stories this year so I have been taking this hobby more seriously. A few months ago I finished a free creative writing class through my library which helped me find my writing voice and inspired me to work hard.
In this post I share some pieces I wrote while taking the creative writing class.
A short story I am proud of, and received praise from others in the class, is about a man who realizes that following your passion is most important. It is 2 pages long in a pdf format and is titled, It’s Never Too Late.
Another writing piece I am eager to share with you is a metaphor poem that also received positive feedback from readers. The assignment was to write about an apple and a bus. It hopefully paints the picture of how terrible Mondays can be!
Monday morning is a nuisance
Crowded sardines on a bus
We all wait patiently for the right stop
A toddler sits on her mother’s lap
She stares at me
as I crunch on a ripe green apple
My teeth are soldiers
breaking up food so I won’t be hungry
The bus hits a bump
The apple rolls away like a ball
I stare helplessly at the apple
The toddler smiles cheekily
Mondays are a pain
Is one of your resolutions to write more? Are you well on your way to achieving your goal? Do let me know in the comments!
Until next time,