So, I don’t know how many people saw it, but apparently a couple of monster hunters (cryptobiologists? Not sure if they actually referred to themselves that way) used satellite photos to positively identify Nessie. Of course, from the photo, Nessie is apparently a giant catfish… or the wake of a flat fronted boat… though no boat appears in the photos. I don’t have a link to the article anymore, but it probably wouldn’t be difficult to find. I’ll leave it entirely up to you to decide what you think. So, this ramble does actually have a point. This week your scene challenge is a little bit different. 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 troll the web (preferably with a friend). Find something that strikes you as interesting and try to write a scene of at least 300 words describing the situation, scenario, scene, whatever. This could take multiple formats. For instance, you could write as though you were the one doing whatever you found. You could write from the perspective of a fictional character reading the story that you read. You could even write the scene as though it was an article or an incident report. The form is entirely up to you. 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?