Today a good friend gave me a copy of the complete works of St. John of the Cross. I love St. John’s Dark Night of the Soul, which I actually wrote a review of somewhere on this blog, so this made me fairly excited. Add to this the fact that, when I left Lynchburg, Selanya got me a second edition copy of Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra and i am feeling pretty high on life. It’s too bad I won’t have time to read either of them for a while :P. At the moment all of my reading time is taken up with Terry Irwin’s Plato’s Ethics and Inazo Nitobe’s Bushido. Next on the docket is David O. Brink’s Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics. Yay for education. Seriously though, I shouldn’t complain. While I’m reading so much that I’m getting headaches, I’m thoroughly enjoying the material. So, it’s time for a scene challenge. If you can’t remember the rules, I’ll provide them: 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 rules: You task this week is to write a scene of at least 150 words that is all one sentence. If you’ve been following the blog then you’ve seen this challenge before. Remember to make sure that the scene is grammatically correct, and that it flows well. Again, you might want to give it to a grammar nazi after you finish to make sure that your grammar is solid. Your cue: “You should never underestimate a Hoplite…”