WriTING my Way Through Lockdown.

Zoom with a Brew; Mug Shot

‘Cause the Writing’s on the Wall.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: my brother by other parents, spies a ghost.

WriTING Task Seven: The title is THE MASK. What you write is up to you. Whether you choose a haiku, a novel, or anything in between. So, I went for a mask haiku.

As those of you who have read more than one of my blog articles will suspect: I quite like writing. So, with lockdown rules putting paid any plans for a ski trip this side of ‘sometime never’, I signed up to an online writing course.

It may surprise you to know that I haven’t written anything before where I’ve made it up. All my writing comes from facts and research and my opinions of it; to write something completely made-up, that’s a first for me.

The course was online and twice a week, for eight weeks, we were set a writing task. Sometimes long, sometimes short, sometimes odd. None were compulsory, but being someone who tends towards ‘completer/finisher’, I generally went for quantity over quality and tackled them all.

Here’s one…
As I didn’t even know what a haiku was I thought, yep, that’s what I’ll do.
[A haiku: There are only three lines, totaling 17 syllables. Firstly, the first line has 5 syllables; Secondly, the second line has 7 syllables; Finally, the third line has 5 syllables like the first.]

My WriTING Effort:

The Mask Haiku

Alive at night time.
Make-up veils her secret self.
The girl is a man.

pop trivia: ‘Sam Smith’ co-wrote and performed ‘Cause the Writings on the Wall‘ as the Bond theme for 2015’s outing, ‘Spectre’. The single made it to number 1. Who knows when we are going to see Bond’s next outing.

The writing course was called Zoom with a Brew, if you’d like to read more of my efforts, they can be found here. East Midlands Arts funded the course and created a website containing the submitted work of all the writers.

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