Most of these daily writing challenges involve experiments with form. Today’s is about altering content, specifically emotional content.
- Write a (very short) story about something that has annoyed you.
- Then write it again, but make it more than annoying: maddening, infuriating.
- Then write it to be surreal, but somehow recognisable.
- Finally write it as delightful, lovely.
Annoyed: When I went downstairs this morning I found the kitchen in a state, and felt quite resentful about doing all the tidying up.
Maddened: I couldn’t believe the filth and squalor awaiting me in the kitchen today, and bellowed furiously as I hurled it around, smashing plates on the wall.
Surreal: Lowering my head into the washing up bowl I was surprised to find it full of fish and frogs.
Delightful, lovely: I crept into the kitchen, washed and dried our most beloved cups and plates, and took breakfast in bed to my family.