Okay, I am going to try a little harder today. I know day seven was a bit of a bad one, again, but honestly as a twenty-two year old writing from the perspective of a child is really difficult to me. Especially as I am not childish at all. My boyfriend probably wouldn't have a problem writing from that perspective but I'm more of the 18-25yr old mind. Still At least I admitted it right? Let's go for day eight!
Write a description of a beautiful place from the perspective of a blind man.
Blind men experience the world through only FOUR SENSES: touch, taste, sound, and smell. Practice writing a description using only these four senses. Make the reader see the scene without your point of view character ever describing the sights.
He always enjoyed the few minutes he got sat on the bench. As much as he enjoyed spending his Saturdays with his daughter, sometimes she forgot that he had lived without the use of his eyes for ten years. His only saving grace was that his daughter had grown up and had her first two children before he lost his sight.
One of his grandchildren was playing just in front of him. He could hear his daughter calling for Harry who was playing on the park, after three years of coming here and honing his listening skills, he knew that Harry was only 20 feet in front of him and that there was a gate around the park. It squeaked every time someone opened it. In the beginning it made him jump whenever it was opened but eventually he grew to learn the noise.
A grass-cutter started up to the right of him and the smell of freshly cut grass started to fill the air. He settled further into the bench as he waiting his daughters return and listened. The sounds of happy children and life flittered around him and it warmed his heart.
"I'm back dad, got you a drink," his daughter said upon her return. He lifted his hand out so that his daughter could place the drinking his hand. He felt hers turn his from palm up to the side and placed a takeaway coffee cup in his hand. "I thought that would be easier, rather than the cup. You can bring it with you when he go for lunch."
End of scene.
I loved this prompt when I read it and honestly I think I need to incorporate a blind character into one of my stories in the future, it would be so interesting to write. A bit like She Is Not Invisible.
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