Write ten one-line stories or poems using a strong image as a metaphor that encapsulates a moment or situation, just as we did in class. Try to tell the whole story with a single metaphor. Bring a printed copy to class.
Reading for Next Week
LITTLE BOOK OF DAYS, BY NONA CASPERS
IN THE COURSE READER: Gesture, by Francine Prose pg. 138
1. Post an entry about any one of the readings this week. This may be a critical or creative piece of about 100-300 words. It MUST dialogue with your chosen reading in some way, either by identifying and discussing craft elements, themes, or techniques or by using those elements in a creative response. NOTE: If you chose to write your entry about the Little Book of Days, you may chose one piece from the book, or you may discuss the book as a whole.
2. Post comments on at least three other entries. Remember, this is not a place for critiquing each other’s work. Instead, identify something from the piece that strikes or interests you, ask a neutral question about the work, or suggest ways the author could deepen or expand it.