I realise I have not written for quite a while, and I apologise for that. On the bright side, I’ve got some writing bits and pieces that I did in class today.
This is a scenario where two women met in a street but one had stolen the other’s boyfriend.
I saw Sarah first, sashaying towards me in her tacky heels, her rose gold hoops shining too much in the struggling sunlight. We used to be friends, back in our senior year. Boys had always liked her, and she’d always liked the attention.
“Come on, Sal,” she would giggle playfully at me. “Come out with us. Ya need to loosen up.”
She always said that, “ya”. Such an annoying word.
But, I did go out with them, just that once. Jerry was so lovely, with a dimple in his cheek and nutty brown hair. He liked me, even with my strange horsey laugh that compared nowhere near Sarah’s cute Tinkerbell giggle. He liked me.
Of course, she got jealous. Why wouldn’t she, I mean she didn’t have the attention for once. So, in her petty way, she stole him. Used her vixen charms, her cute laugh. Stupid Tinkerbell.
Urgh, she’s seen me. Why. Whyyyyy. Do I have to talk to her? Maybe if I walk faster, she won’t talk to me-
“Hey Sal, how are ya?”
My teeth clenched. You, not ya. Learn to speak, woman. I forced a smile that was as fake as her acrylic nails.
“I’m single, thank you Sarah. How are you?”
This is a picture of Sarah, which I drew at church the other week. I quite like her sassy smile.
Of course, once I’d written the piece, I realise that I could have avoided the biggest cliche all together and written about the pretty girl losing her boyfriend to the normal girl, but by then it was too late.
In class, we also discussed what made a character and how could we portray said character. This is what Roy had up on the board:
Interpretation: by the author/ audience
Appearance: physical details embody a character’s psychology
Action: habitual behaviors; cracking knuckles, biting nails, etc.
Thought: asset of fiction (can’t be done in film). Can be used directly or indirectly.
Speech: reveals personality and opinions through attitudes, beliefs, educational levels and class background.
That is all for now. Now to do some work on the artefact.