So the time has come for me to do the writing challenge I set up to do. As i've been going through a bit of a block lately I'll be using Kristen's prompts to get me into writing. Let day one begin...
Write a short story or scene from the first person POINT OF VIEW.
Get inside the mind of your character. Forget that you are an author and write as though you were your leading lady or gent. Work on tapping into their motivations and emotions, using those elements to better portray their decisions and reactions to the events in your scene.
The group around the campfire listened intently to me as I spun my story. "I grabbed hold of his arm and punched him right in the guts."
"So what made you react like that?" asked the campfire leader. I had always loved these groups, sharing stories and eating smores was the best night of camp.
"Bullying isn't okay. This kid obviously didn't want to fight the bully and he shouldn't have to. We tried to speak sense into him but after he swung at me I knew there was only going to be one way he would listen. A punch to the gut and a throw on the ground made sure he didn't bully the kid again," I explained. Justifying my actions although they were just as bad as the bully.
"I think you were very brave, for a girl," said Mark who was sat next to me, "not many girls would stick up for a boy regarding a fight, let alone punch the opponent."
We all laughed, I knew I wasn't a girlie girl everyone told me to be but here I fitted in. I wasn't an outcast. I was wanted, I was liked and I wasn't bullied. If you hadn't guessed the kid being picked on for a fight was me, but honestly I didn't think about it. Mark knew, he was the one I was telling the story about. He let me make it my own sometimes.
"Do you ever think about what would have happened if you hadn't seen it?" asked one of the new girls. I hadn't learnt her name yet.
"No, because if it had I wouldn't have a story to tell and that kid probably wouldn't be here today. Bullying can lead to a lot of awful things. I admit it's bad to punch someone but if they deserve it," I quickly moved out of the way from the camp leaders batting hand, "Or rather, if there is no other way to get your point across, like in my situation, then it can be deemed okay. It's still bad though."
This definitely isn't my best work but I've never been comfortable with first person writing. Third is definitely my forte. Let's not judge me though ey? Short and sweet, and I liked it. Probably won't be rushing to write more from it though.
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