Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hump Day Improvisation:

Today we will continue with an emotion. Last week the emotion was excitement. I think the opposite might be called for what do you think?


Write a creative sentence in any genre that places a character in the grip of depression.

Remember: Keep it clean. This is not an x-rated blog and very young eyes may stumble upon this blog and be influenced by what you or I write.

At the end of the day I will post my sentence.

Go for it.


PS. A cool blogfest starts on Wednesday, Oct. 13. at Wrting from the Wrogan. Write from an Animal's POV. Join me in the fun.


Misha said...

I felt like I woke up in a deep black hole, but I didn't really care.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

The subtle shifts of gray in the sky outside my window offered lethargy to my muscles, rooting me deep beneath the multiple layers of blankets, making life an afterthought I could groan away.

The Golden Eagle said...

The light hit my face but it brought no joy, no peace; it only brought a sense of despair.

Joanne said...

I like this, what a great exercise to explore the varied human feelings, and really get us thinking!

N. R. Williams said...

Misha, I like the black hole analogy with depression. I've never heard that before.

Jeffrey, excellent. gray, lethargy, rooting, multiple layers and to finish, life an afterthought coupled with groan. I love this sentence.

Golden, light plus despair, another analogy that I don't think many have ever linked before.

Joanne, I post Hump Day Improvisation every Wednesday and it seems that all of you really enjoy it.

Thank you all for your comments.

Jules said...

Way down the rabbit hole through the emptiness of darkness, past the colorful images of reality tread the despondency of her soul.

Did I get that right? :) FUN
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Marian Allen said...

I promised myself I would cry when I felt a little better; for now, I didn't feel at all.

Marian Allen

Clarissa Draper said...

"She watched as her the blood trickled down her arm to her fingertips, physical pain was always better than emotional pain."

I don't agree with self-mutilation but this is how a depressed character in my book might deal with it. Feel free to delete the comment if too out-of-bounds.

Have a great day.


N. R. Williams said...

Jules, you knocked it out of the...wait, that would be a cliche. You did a fabulous job Jules, I love it.

Marian, your sentence describes the characters feelings, or lack of them nicely.

Thank you both for your comments.

N. R. Williams said...

Clarissa, I agree that many depressed people react that way. I don't think your comment is out of bounds. When I talk about x-rated, I'm talking mainly about over the top and inappropriate description or foul language...after all, I've never heard a goose curse.

Thank you for participating.

j.leigh.bailey said...

The muscles in my face pull and tighten into a smile that's as fake as my tone when I say "have a nice day" to the customer, knowing that if I didn't fake it, I'd be sucked into a vacuum of sensationless eternity.

N. R. Williams said...

Oooh, love it j. leigh.


Holly Ruggiero said...

Jacob curled up on the couch staring at the blank television screen until he fell asleep.

N. R. Williams said...

Nice twist Holly. I like it.

Patti Struble said...

The ground rose to meet her because she lacked the desire to make the effort.

N. R. Williams said...

Nice Patti...I imagine magical creatures making that happen. Thanks for commenting.

Carolyn V. said...

I'm still revising *sigh* I need another candybar.

That's depression to me. =)

N. R. Williams said...

LOL too.