A collection of inspirations, examples, problems, and solutions from the work of Writing Assessment Services (www.writingassessment.com). The acronym WrAsSe is the name of a little fish that cleans other fish and keeps them healthy, as Writing Assessment Services can do for student writers. The rest of the blog name is an affectionate bid for a connection to the Inklings, C.S. Lewis's group of writing friends. Please join me to "wrestle" with the challenges of writing and teaching.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Friday Fictioneers: "Oasis"
It's time for Friday Fictioneers again! I like to take a look at the photo prompt when it comes out on Wednesday and then just meditate on it a bit. On a walk yesterday I imagined a setting in Mexico with a chihuahua and a cat and a bird, but by this morning when I looked again it became something different.
As always, I welcome feedback, including suggestions and impressions and approbations. :-)
Hard-baked, blinding white, chalky air, throbbing heat.
Where has she brought me, my archaeologist love? She promised Rome on the way,
just one day—we scattered pigeons on the square, craned our necks in the Pantheon
as rain misted down on us, and I gasped at the art.
Now in Tunisia it is only the oppressive heat, never
mind that it’s almost easy to kick up a Roman coin on one of the old roads. But
I have a plant on the roof, and I found a can of blue paint for the door, so I’m