First of all, I want to apologize again for yesterday’s missed post. I hope that you enjoyed the space marines I put up (I think it’s the cover for the new codex, but I’m not really sure). Anyway, it’s Wednesday, which means that it’s time for another Scene Challenge. This one is going to involve some traveling, so I hope your ready to go exploring for a bit. Remember that, while this challenge is descriptive, you can take what you see and put it in a different setting. For instance, if you find a guy juggling knives on a street corner, you could make him a guy juggling knives on the street corner of a fantasy city. This is an exercise in using reality to shape your fantasy. So, if you don’t know the rules: I provide you with specific rules for how to write a particular scene. Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction. If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit. If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.
Your challenge: Go out people watching with a friend. As you watch, try to write a scene of a little over 300 words describing what you see. When you’ve both finished your scenes, trade and read what the other person wrote. How did your perspective and personality affect the scene that you wrote? What did each of you focus on? What details are present in both stories, and what details are unique to each? Consider your particular viewpoints, attitudes, beliefs, and emotional connections. How did each of this affect your scene?