Hi Virtual Readers! (basically that is your official term now). In the last month (by which I mean two months- don’t question this) I, Shar, have actually been writing stuff. There was a writing competition at school and I joined, mainly for motivation for myself rather than because I want to win (but if I did win, you know, I’d be totally fine with that.) ANYWAY, here are 2 snippets that you can read (and also: don’t copy them and stuff. I mean I’m sure you won’t but don’t anyway). I’m linking up with Alyssa and Emily’s Snazzy Snippets thing too, so go me! (also go them for coming up with the idea.)
#1 – a snippet you had fun writing
Actually, I’m going to cheat here and share a snippet I was glad I had written, because it’s not really fun, per se. Also I did write a fun short story but it probably needs help and I’m not in the mood to rescue it. SO! This is a poem instead.
#2- a snippet that was difficult to write
I’m going to cheat again here (#sorrynotsorry). I wrote this short story called Asha, (which means hope in hindi) which I was pretty happy with about sexual abuse and slavery (which is still something that happens, I can tell you right now) and escape basically. The main scene with abuse was difficult to write because I have never been abused myself, and I was basically traumatising myself. I’m too nice to do that to you, BUT here is the last line of the story, in which Asha is saying goodbye (in her head) to the other little girl who was also a slave. (kulfi is this really delicious type of Indian ice cream with pistachios in it btw). It is, unsurprisingly, hopeful.
What did you think of these snippets? (you should go and link up too!) Do you want a post about my relatively boring writing process? (you totally do) What do you do when writing stuff you don’t know about? Have you ever had kulfi?