I’ve spent quite some time at Coursera recently, learning mostly about the psychology. But I’ve decided to give creative writing a shot too.
This was one really fun experience!
I’ve been introduced to creative writing during my psychotherapy last winter. It was therapeutic, but not much fun, because of the topics.
I’d recommend it to everyone who likes writing at least a little.
It can do wonders for helping you express your emotions, creativity or both.
I will share with you one of my weirdest stories I wrote so far.
It’s from one of the Coursera’s assignments. I took the rules too literally, so the story came out really funny. English is not my first language, so I think I could be excused for making some mistakes here and there.
One of the rules was to use some particular words in every other sentence. This was the fun part.
The reading probably won’t be as exciting as it was the writing for me, but I hope you’ll get a bit inspired to try it for yourself.
Emma might be a strange name for a closet. But in this story, you’re going to see many strange and unusual objects who are talking, walking and are very much alive – except if they explode.
Then they die and poor Emma, she wanted this too, because just like humans on earth, the inhabitants of the planet Furnitra can get depressed too.
Emma’s life is like living in a cage because of it. She gets depressed every time she gets too empty for too long. So the trick is that she needs to have at least something inside on one of her shelves. If the closet is empty for longer than a year, it dies. It explodes and disappears into thin air.
Ema is living in a store, where she’s waiting for somebody to buy her, take her home and store many things inside of her, for a long time. The only thing that is regularly put inside of her is a carrot or some other things, to show the customers different ways of using Emma’s shelves.
Her mood changes frequently, depending on the objects on her shelves (this closet might as well have a borderline personality disorder, not just depression, right?).
She was very happy in the days when her shelves kept some beautiful rings on their surface. Oh yes, those were the days. But sometimes it can happen that the only thing inside of her is just dust and Emma looks filthy. This is when they move her into a warehouse for a while.
Usually they take her there by elevator, but if it’s broken, she might end up on the escalator, which scares her a lot and she might even lose her memory for a moment.My oh my, so much drama with a simple little closet. But you haven’t seen anything yet, wait for the tiger with ADHD. This story will get way more emotional. Oh yes, and dramatic when you met an old manic crow…
What about you, do you have any interesting experience with creative writing too?