Have I mentioned that I’m currently reading Dante’s Inferno to our child? I can’t remember if I’ve said that or not. Honestly, I spent a lot of time today (… …a lot of time today…) researching prenatal stimulation and communication, which was pretty cool. Apparently it’s not only good to talk/read to your child, but also to play a wide variety of different music for him/her and also (later in the pregnancy) to play tapping games with the child when he or she is awake and kicking. So, tonight the little wunderkind listened to Vivaldi and Inferno and tomorrow night it will probably be Johnny Cash. We want to hit most or all of the different musical styles during the next few months of the pregnancy… speaking of which, can anyone suggest some good Jazz artists? Alayna can cover the hip-hop, R&B, Alternative, etc end of things, and I can cover the classical, folk, traditional oriental etc side of things, and a very little bit of country, but neither of us listens to much in the way of Jazz. Anyway, without further ado, I have a writing exercise for you. 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: “Papa, I want…”