1.4 Creative Writing

You stagger out of your house, ladened down with what seems to be the weight of the universe on your shoulders, but in reality is only a bag, skis and boots. “How does it always feel so much heavier than it really is?” you ponder as you move incrementally closer to the car. You sit patiently making your way to the skifield. Looking out the window you watch eyes unfocused as the countryside fly by in a disorienting, yet strangely entertaining blur of colours, blue there, green here, a dash of brown over there. Then, all of a sudden the blur of colours all become white. The journey is nearly at its end. The feeling of annoyance washes over you, you were enjoying your altered state of mind, but that annoyance is quickly replaced with excitement to get out and play on the mountain. As you slither your way out of the car and out onto the white blanket that is the snow-covered ground your senses are overwhelmed by the sharp, bone piercing, cold of a harsh gale. You hurriedly search the back seat for your jacket. Hastily you gather the rest of your belongings and make a dash for the cover, and warmth of the cafe, ready for an exciting day out skiing on the mountain. 

You wander out of your house, free from all the worries of the world, the clothes on your back and the shoes on your feet are the only things weighing you down, “What a perfect day” you think to yourself as you happily stroll your way to the car, wheeling your bike weightlessly beside you. Patiently sitting you make your way to what used to be a skifield, looking out the window you watch eyes unfocused as the countryside fly by in a disorienting, yet strangely entertaining blur of colours some green here, some blue here, a dash of gold over there. Then all of a sudden the blur of colour all becomes a golden earthy brown. Your journey has almost come to an end. The familiar feeling annoyance comes over you, you were enjoying the trance, but that annoyance is quickly replaced with excitement to go and play on the mountain. As you leap out of the car filled with excitement you remark to yourself, “This is easier without ski boots.” All your senses are overwhelmed by the gentle, warm, touch of the sun’s rays tickling your back. Tenderly you grab your bike and slowly, in rush at all, make your way towards the cafe, enjoying the sunshine, ready for an exciting day out biking on the mountain.

One Reply to “1.4 Creative Writing”

  1. Liam, I would have a final read through of this writing out loud to see if there are any technical errors that need to be corrected. Also, as you are reading, listen to where sentences are joined and where they are separated: are there any adjustments that you want to make here? What sentences need to “keep going” to extend an idea, and what sentences need to be short to show the isolation of an idea?

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