This week we read two novels with a heavy focus on location which has prompted the following assignment:
- You are standing on a train platform. There is a board displaying trains. They are all going to different places. Each of those places is somewhere you have been, or lived, somewhere you remember.
- List these places. And the people associated with them, that you remember. And the incidents.
- Describe it from overhead, and from on the ground, in summary, across seasons until you reach the moment of time in which the story is set.
- Asterix half a dozen. Write a page or two in response to each.
I wrote about a young woman called Rose who is visiting her grandmother’s house but has been asked to stay in the ‘creepy’ room that all elderly relatives have!
The Little Room
Her home smells like freshly washed linen; it’s a comforting scent that wraps around me as soon as she opens the front door to welcome me after a long journey. Nan mumbles that the others will be along soon and tells me I’ll be sleeping in the front bedroom. A turn of phrase; seen as there are two bedrooms at the front of her house. She is most likely referring to the little bedroom; my inner child curls her lip and furrows her brow. I am not fond of the little bedroom at the front of Nan’s house. It somehow does not belong to the rest of the house. I’m not sure it evens belongs to this world.
To continue reading please download The Little Room (pdf).