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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Show Time!

We've played around with words a lot to paint pictures that are colorful and descriptive. We've shared our word paintings and we've found joy...or at least I think we have....in just writing. The more we play and share the more we think. The more we let our imaginations go, the more colorful and descriptive our writing becomes.

Let's play with emotions to see what we can come up with. Rather let's play with words that tell and turn them into phrases that show an emotion.

Take the word AFRAID. If I wrote a sentence that said, "I was afraid of that big dog," I would be just telling you something. But if I said, "My hands started to sweat when I saw that big dog coming," I would be showing you fear. See what I mean? You would have a clear picture of my distress!

Let's write sentences that show fear. I'll go first: My shaking hands clutched the blanket over my head when I heard the howling outside my bedroom window.

YOUR TURN! WRITE A SENTENCE TO SHOW THAT YOU'RE AFRAID!!! Make sure you don't use the word AFRAID in your sentence.

11 comments:

DJan said...

A chill ran down my spine when I heard a noise behind me.

Carolyn said...

I was shaking like a leaf and my palms were cold and sweaty as I slowly opened the door and looked out ........!

AL said...

I can't move and my eyes slowly wandered around the room, when I noticed a black shadow standing in the corner....woooh!

2cats said...

My hand shook as I dialed 911. My voice was almost unintelligible as I stated my problem. My body then went into spasm.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My lips quivered, as I tried to hide the tears that were welling up in my eyes.
I could not control myself, and the tears began to plop onto the floor. Split , splat.
love
tweedles

Glue Girl said...

The skid through the intersection into the gravel, and the sudden stop beside the busy highway afterward left my foot shaking so badly I couldn't have pressed down on the accelerator if my life'd depended on it! (And true, too!)

Thanks so much for the compliment. I've lost 85 lbs, but the past two weeks I have been hungry, hungry, HUNGRY! And I think it is just empty, mindless eating - emotional - you know? So I've gained a few punds. But I bought a fifty-buck treadmill off someone's porch Sunday, and tonight I came home from school and did a mile. So I plan on that becoming a habit. I actually joined the Y for a few months and went three or four times a week this past summer. I liked it, but the hassle of driving half an hour each way was a pain. So I am not out much if this treadmill breaks down, and if I stick to it, I will get a better piece of exercise equipment.

I am so sorry to hear that you have to get back surgery and give up your riding. I imagine you are filled with anger and defiance. (Self pity? I don't picture it from you . . .) After the surgery and recovery process, will you be able to ride? Has your surgery been scheduled or are you trying alternative treatments before committing to an operation? So many questions! I am hoping you can see light at the end of your tunnel and that good things will sail your way in the wake of this adversity. Sending good vibes to you - Christine

sandy said...

My mouth was parched, too dry to yell for help; if only I could make a noise someone might hear me and come to my aid.

The Cubs Cuties said...

Jan...I have a big favor...I have tried the www.ignitetowrite.com website several times and cannot seem to get it to work. :( I would love to get in touch with you and visit about writing children's books and writing in general. :) Could you email me? marynesset@msn.com Thank you so very much!! I would appreicate so much!

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