Thursday, 23 May 2013

Twister Not Just A Kids Game - Lynne Garner

For the last few years I've been teaching creative writing to adults. In one of the sessions we discuss point of view and as part of that session I set a task. This task is to take a fairytale or nursery rhyme and attempt to tell it using the flash fiction form known as a  Twister. If you've never heard of the term basically it's a story or part of a story told in 140 characters or less. It originated on the social media site Twitter.
You may be able to guess what's coming next. Yep, I'm throwing down the gauntlet and hoping some of you want to give writing a twister or two a go. Don't forget to use first point of view. What follows is my attempt at The Three Billy Goats Gruff from the point of view of the troll:

Woken this morning by small goat trying to cross bridge without paying toll. What is the world coming to?

Discovered second goat trying to sneak across bridge without paying toll. Just cannot believe how rude goats can be.

This morning a third goat attempted to cross bridge without paying toll. How do they expect me to stay in business?

For sale: one bridge in good state of repair, high daily foot fall and permission to charge toll. #businessforsale  

My students have written some fab versions of well known stories. So it's with fingers crossed some of the ABBA readers/followers give it a go and are willing to share. 

Lynne Garner

A little blatant self promotion:
I have three short distance learning courses commencing on the 6th July via Women On Writing:


Liz Kessler said...

Wish that spider would make up its mind. Up the spout or down it, Incy? #decisiontime #bloodyrain

Abbeybufo said...

Eek! Massive spider just sat down beside me!! #muffettuffet

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