Monday, April 25, 2011

Writing Exercise # 51


1. Three objects that scare you.

2. A calming place or song.

3. A boring routine.

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Write a letter to someone from inside another person's brain. Choose your brain wisely. Imagine the setting in a place like this. What's lying around (#1)? What is the soundtrack (#2)? What is in there that shouldn't be? What does it need more of? What is the constant inside this brain(#3)? What memories can you see in there, and where are they kept? Is anyone else in there? If so, what is he/she doing? Does anything grow in there? What is it upholstered with? How long have you been there? What will you do to get out?

(This exercise was inspired by a line in Ana Božičević's poem Swan.)