This week I am going to try something different- but I’m guessing you got that by the title. In order to understand what I am trying to do, you will need to read every day this week. Sorry- I realize that I am assigning homework, but I have an idea and I want to see it through. The following is fiction. My goal is to tell a small piece of a story, but to do it four different ways, and then see what you all think about the different ways of telling a story. remember to be kind in criticism because you all know I only do one draft and what you see will not be edited. It’s just an idea.
He sat down in the chair with a sigh. This ugly brown chair. This ugly, uncomfortable, mud brown chair. Out of all the chairs in the room, did he purposely choose to sit in the least comfortable one? He could have sat in the soft, welcoming arm chair with the ottoman perfectly placed in front. There’s always the sofa with it’s sleek leather cushions and welcoming back support. But no, he chose this wooden relic of a chair, with it’s slightly too small seat and the back piece referred to as a splat.
Splat. Yes, he realized as he tried impossibly to adjust his taller than average but shorter than tall body on this poor excuse for a chair, a chair with a piece called a splat was sort of a perfect penance for the chair he would use to fix the stupid mistake he had made three weeks before.
Splat went his happiness that day.
Splat went any chance of happiness in the future.
If he could only manage to mutter the words he needed to say.
Splat went his heart.