Monday, September 29, 2008

Second Writing Assignment

Write about a color in the first person. Yeah, right! I thought this little exercise was going to whoop my fanny! Sheesh! The easier it sounds the more complicated it can get. Anyway, here’s what I came up with …

I am calcium aluminum silicate. I know, I don’t sound very exciting, do I? How about if I tell you I am more saturated than the green in a Christmas tree and more lucent that the lichen on the rock in your backyard. I am less valuable than emerald and tsavorite, but far more precious than green quartz and hessonite. I can be as varied as from lime to kelly, from avocado to olive, from spruce to Douglas fir. If you shine a light on me, I might be so dense that no light will pass through me, or I may be so translucent you will see a whole world in me. I am vivacious, but never listless and dull. I am moss on some days and fern on others. Some might call me plain old green, but there is nothing plain about me. My name implies I have been likened to the gooseberry. My name is in fact grossular garnet.

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I am floating right now, as I got this is from my instructor:

I didn’t know, have never known and this was a whole new world for me. Good job. The images jumped from the screen and connected to me at once. I’m delighted with your writing. It is tight and clever (clever is good), and that’s important. You’ve conveyed strong images too. I’ve discovered that the writers who do well with this assignment, seem to truthfully thrive for the remainder of the course … Eva

6 comments:

JoJoBell said...

Wonderful Katja!!!!

katja said...

Joanne, you are so sweet! I'm having a lot of fun (read: I've been pulling my hair out over the assignments) and so far my instructor hasn't kicked me out of the class, so I'm pretty sure I will sign up for another one after this one is over.

Yazmin said...

That was a great piece Kat. And what a wonderful compliment from your instructor. :)

katja said...

Thank you, Yaz! I really needed that bit of encouragement from her. It seems everyone else in the class has actually written before (what a concept!), while I have just doodled while on the phone. Yeah. Now I'm racking my brain on my third assignment, though. It's still over 600 words and I have to edit at least another 200 words out of it. Funny how the fear of not writing enough has turned into writing too much! Ha ha!

Janine said...

Great job! Writing assignments like that are enough to put oneself over the edge. But you did it. Loved the imagery for the garnets.

katja said...

Thank you, Janine! You should see my next assignment ... gah! I'm already dreading it and I haven't even had the guts to read the whole assignment yet!