Test writing

A prompt comes my way on the Daily Reader, via Luccia Gray  (do look at her lovely blog)to write a scene from three points of view. We are given a scene: a man and woman, walking in a park, see an old woman on a bench; the man starts crying. Describe that scene from each point of view.

So, methinks, how can we do that in the shortest flash possible?

Man: ‘Mother?’

Old Woman: ‘Son?’

Woman: ‘Bitch!’

What do you think? Anyone have another three line answer?

Of course, if you think about this, it is a cheat. It’s not in the Hemmingway class (well it has been ascribed to him) ‘For sale: baby shoes; never worn’. He tells all you need for the imagination to race in six words. For my little piece you require the setting. And you need to know which character is speaking. Still, worth trying if you can.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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4 Responses to Test writing

  1. I’m thinking but doubt I will come up with anything.

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  2. lucciagray says:

    Thanks for the mention and the compliment!
    I’m not sure about your flash, though, I’m a mother-in-law myself…. lol! Why are we supposed to be so bitchy! 🙂

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  3. TanGental says:

    I’m sure you work against the stereotype!

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  4. Norah says:

    Haha! Very good.

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