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.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Friday Fictioneers: "Castle"
First things first--congratulations to Jen / Elmowrites on her great creative act of the week--baby Sebastian!
I missed Friday Fictioneers last week, but at the first glimpse of this week's photo an image formed in my mind, and ten minutes or so later, I had this:
Rosemarie must put her hand up against the wet pane—it drew
her to take measure of her enclosure. Last
night she had basked in the yellow glow of the room, safe from the black
outside. Then the patter of sleet, then the almost inaudible exhale of snow
gathered on the window as she slept. At dawn the light was muted, grayed down,
and with a catch of breath she untangled herself from the bed and set one foot
to the cold tile, leaning across the space to the window. Her curls caught in the starched lace of the
Please jump in and join us if you like. I really enjoy this part of my week!