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Ex 6: 5 main events of 1971-2

5 important events that occurred during the time frame chosen I was in Jr. High and a very impressionable kid. I was quiet and sensitive so I spent a lot of time imagining things that could never come true. I … Continue reading

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Lesson 6 Scene: Brian’s Song

Brian Piccolo lay in the hospital bed, motionless. The tubes in his arm were supplying the chemo that his body was not responding to. He looked to be frozen in pain, as frozen as his sterile room with its bare … Continue reading

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Wary of Water MW 6

Wary of Water We were fishing in the spring in a fast mountain stream with family friends. I was six years old and watching my “uncle” fish. He hooked on to a real beauty, three pounds at least.  Ever the … Continue reading

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Lesson 6: Optional. Write a scene in which you show something you were afraid of in your childhood (Comments welcomed)

Something woke me. At first I didn’t know what it was and I kept perfectly still, listening. The room was very dark but the light from the moon shining though the window brightened it slightly. My sister slept in her … Continue reading

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Day at the Beach (Childhood Fear) please comment

When I was just a toddler, maybe 3 years old, Dad and Mom took me to the beach in the summer.  We rode in the big car for hours, dragging a pop-up camper behind.  There is a black and white … Continue reading

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Childhood Fear

FEARFUL: I grew up in South Africa and I know this will no doubt raise some eyebrows but I also know without a doubt that my greatest fear was “the black man” who might come to attack and kill me … Continue reading

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Lesson 6: My Childhood Fear, Fire

I jumped awake, and my heart sank as I realised what time it was. The murky darkness of the street outside crept into my room, and I squinted in the darkness until I could see the outline of my door, … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Lesson 6

Exercise 1: Rewrite Lesson 5 as if telling a friend An experience in a raunchy pub. “Gee whiz what a weekend I have just experienced and for a while there I was concerned that I would get to see the … Continue reading

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Lesson 6 – Daddy’s Girl

I can’t remember being afraid of many ‘things’ during my childhood but there were the usual suspects… Spiders. Although, having a resident daddy long-legs in our downstairs toilet didn’t help at first, but over a couple of weeks the spider … Continue reading

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You have no right to stay here

Anna was alone with her five children – again, this time in Hong Kong. The Immigration officer looked in her passport – the one with the picture of her together with all her children. “You have no right to stay … Continue reading

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