Just had another exciting meeting. Everyone had the task of writing something with the title of ‘Black Dog’. A wide variety of work was produced. On person wrote a short story where the black dog was used to aid ‘picket-pockets.’ I felt this story had a weakness as the dog in the story could have been any colour.
Another wrote a semi-autobiographical piece which started ‘ There were two black dogs in our family, only one had four legs.’ What a brilliant start for a piece which described the father’s depression. Haiki’s were produced and a fascinating unrelated story. I always say there are no rules in this group, the homework is only a guideline.
This is something you could try at home for January – write a piece titled ‘Red Sky.’ I would love to see your results.
Carol, with no black dog.