Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Violet

....kind of liked violence, now he came to think of it. Always the first to intervene when a fight broke out in the playground. Always punching little ginger Frankie when he stepped out of line. And she always liked to wrestle with Randy out the back in the cornfield. Often for hours at a time. Sometimes Randy would walk away with purple bruises from their tussles. Violet would laugh and call him a sissy.
Violet's charm was that she wasn't a push-over; she was a fighter; she was a survivor. He needed some of her fighting spirit now.
Damn, he thought, where the hell had he left that key... it was..

10 comments:

Mrs Pouncer said...

Why is it all so American? When is somebody going to wrestle the thing into a semblance of Mrs Dale's Diary? I might have to establish a rival effort, Scarlypoo.

scarlet-blue said...

Well, it's been to Suffolk Mrs P... I thought it was in Suffolk at some point...?
Sx

Rowena said...

The photo was in suffolk

Kate Lord Brown said...

It IS in Suffolk UK. Aren't you chanelling Dennis Potter Mrs P? I am. With a hint of Twin Peaks. The entire set up was deliberately ambiguous. We have writers from Hawaii to Norway. I rather feel this is Suffolk Coastal town (thanks to a photo posted by Rowena, based Florida), working Hopper (me), a snap of some lovely coastal place (Natasha, NY), and Scarlet's references to the boozy but beautiful mother (anyplace). I rather love the ambiguousness (sp?). It's a writer's/blogger's version of the Everyman Mystery Plays and we're having fun ... Mrs P - why go over to the other side? Jot down your email in the comments and come on board if you want to - or stick with the challenging comments, we love you either way ...

Kate Lord Brown said...

I have come over all mother hen and protective - I am immensely proud of everyone who is laying themselves open at this point. Lord knows I would never normally show anyone a first draft/stream of consciousness text for a new work but we are all doing SO well.

So: do you want challenging comments? Yes/No? If not, I can admin them and only let the encouraging ones through.

It's a huge leap of faith for us all and I just wanted to say (as the one who kicked this whole experiment off) I appreciate the time you are all investing in this - it goes beyond normal blogging. I am loving writing with you and the entire point of this is it is not a blog it is a new work by writers from several countries. Write what you want how you want - x

scarlet-blue said...

Hi Kate I don't mind challenging comments. I'm enjoying this process, it's fun.
I don't know if you're up but there's a Charlie Brooker programme on BBC4 and he's interviewing writers of various genres but mainly comedy - they're revealing their working process.

I should have written 'wheat-field' or some such...

Scarlet x

Mrs Pouncer said...

Oh Christ, if I'd known it was SUFFOLK ... I'm so slow when it comes to East Anglia. I don't know why. Some sort of block I've got going on. Sorry.
Bye.

Rowena said...

I'm okay with challenging comments. I myself feel that it wavers back and forth between England and America. Maybe some mythical halfway point where they won the American Revolution, but decided they prefered British Rule at some point and went back to the Queen... an island off the coast, maybe.

I also just found this new blog that is quite fascinating. Talk about a multimedia writing experiment. Go take a look, especially you, Kate. If you think it would be interesting for this project, maybe put it on the side bar?

http://geoffschutt.blogspot.com/

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Natasha said...

I don't mind the challenging comments...It doesn't deter me from letting anything and everything pour out on the page...I love writing and am enjoying the way it's flowing...I'm more concerned with getting the story out than nailing down where it is...thanks for the question Kate!