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I decided to organize a weekly creative writing exercise in the office to sharpen the skills of the writing pool. Everyone takes a turn inventing an exercise or a prompt.

The only general rule we've been using is that it should be doable in an hour or so. We've also tried to keep things fun.



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28.2.08
Exercise 35 - Interior Monologue

Interior Monologue:
-expression of a character's thoughts
-an extended passage in a story or novel that expresses what a character is thinking and feeling.

Imagine yourself as a super hero. Any kind. In not less than 200 words, write an interior monologue on a particular event you have just encountered as you were saving someone or something using your "SSP" or as I would like to call it your very own "Special Super Power".

Mwahahaha :P.

- This from Maya, this week's writing exercise host.  This should be fun.  Below is what I wrote.

Batman broods

I've always liked the color black.  It helps me hide in the shadows.  Cover and concealment is a weapon.  I choose when and where I strike.  Fancy and bright colors don't work for me.  Why dress up in the gaudy colors of a flag if you only make yourself an easier target to spot.  

How can anyone miss a guy dressed in electric blue spandex with a large billowing red cape streaking across a clear blue sky?  If Superman wasn't superman, he'd have been long dead.  An anonymous crook with a good rifle and a decent shot would have killed him years ago.

Just wait till they figure out how to make kryptonite bullets.  He'll wish he had followed my advice and used urban camouflage instead.

And then there's that guy who calls himself Captain America.  Why the big white star on his chest?  Is that to help the bad guys center their aim?  And the stripes on his lower torso!  Doesn't that only mark where his vital organs are?  That big 'A' on his forehead is perfect though.  But it shouldn't stand for 'America'.  'A'-hole is more like it.  No wonder he's dead already.  

I may not have super strength and super powers, but at least I got class.  

Now if only I could get rid of my pale teenage sidekick with shaved legs.  He's getting to be too much of a liability.


Posted at 05:47 pm by bisoy

orven
April 15, 2008   11:47 AM PDT
 
Good luck to you bai. Let me know when you put up your blog. would be great to put up an informal network of wannabe writers.

sige, ayo-ayo.
Diem
April 14, 2008   01:46 PM PDT
 
Thank you orven for your appreciation. I find your great blog and its exercises to be very insightful and challenging that I am followying your example and recommending it to my own circle of writer-wannabe friends.

I don't have a blog as of yet but I have been posting my work online for three years, most can be seen sa iStoryan Writers thread in iStorya.net.

Once I do get my blog up, I'll relay to you the link. Thanks again, and good luck with your writing efforts, particularly for the Palanca 2008 :)
orven
April 14, 2008   12:57 PM PDT
 
LOL! Hilarious! Thanks for the contribution Diem. do you have a blog? I'll be happy to link you up here.
Diem
April 14, 2008   09:38 AM PDT
 
Title: Hai, Darna...!

Hai, some peace at last. Mmmm. It's beautiful up here.

Okay just a fifteen minutes break then a three hour patrol then I am done for today. I still have to get ready for my Natural Science presentation tomorrow and I haven't started studying the exam in algebra. Hai, why can't I have super IQ as one of my super powers? That would be so really practical. Look at me, I can beat a thousand men but I can’t even score 80 items right to pass.

What’s on TV tonight? Ay, I can’t watch TV tonight. I wonder what happens in LOBO. I miss my Piolooo. Maybe I’ll just “listen” in.. no no got to focus, have to prepare. Do I want to be a superhero all my life? Not want, have to. Sigh. Oh why me oh why?

Good for others, they have choices. Even Valentina’s quit the bad-bad-girl-biz, now she’s on Animal Planet with her own show. Hai, she looked so sexy and great on that Maxim cover. Couldn’t believe she would do it, must have hit her very hard that last time.

Maybe I should take FHM up on their offer. Just for experience only. The cash would help. Save that thought for later. 5 more minutes. Relax, Darna hai Darna, relax.
 

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