Writing 101: Point of View

Writing 101: Point of View


A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. The man begins to cry. Write this scene.

Today’s twist: write the scene from three different points of view: from the perspective of the man, then the woman, and finally the old woman.

My photo isn’t about an old lady sitting on a bench knitting a red sweater but the writing can be changed by : The lonely girl on a bench.     IMG_7635


Old lady in the park!

(Three different points of view : 1. William the crying husband. 2. The loving wife. 3. Old lady on the bench)

In the Park:

I don’t want to think about it!

Every time I see an old woman knitting it reminds me of Sarie – my mum. Up to the end I still called her Sarie.. She, at times, got so furious when I called her that.

Mum was  also a very keen knitter. I wonder what this old lady on the bench is knitting? It is something red and small. Looks like something for a baby.

I feel like crying when I think back of the days while my two boys were still babies. Their mother and I were always fighting about everything until I landed up in jail. It makes me cry every time when  I think of my two boys who are fully grown men now. I never had the opportunity to know them. So sad.

Lucky for me I have a new wonderful wife and a  beautiful baby boy. Just thinking about these two loves in my life makes my cry – not out of sadness but out of joy.



Wow, it is a beautiful morning. I am so glad we could go for a walk together this morning. I wonder why my dear William is crying again this morning. It is such a lovely day and we are together!

Oh, I see, he is looking at the old lady on the bench. She is busy knitting something red. It looks like a baby sweater. How lovely to see someone still hand- knitting. Today’s young mothers are not interested in hand-made knitwear. This old lady looks so happy and relaxed. She is enjoying the outdoors and her knitting. She must be thinking about the baby or maybe her grandchild. I am going to squeeze Williams hand  because I know what he is thinking and going through. I am happy I have him and love him so much it hurts. Life can be very hard on some people.


Look at the blue sky, feel the warmth of the sun on my cold hands. It is a beautiful day to be outside.

I am glad Marlyn brought me to the park this morning.

She is such a sweet girl. I don’t know what I would have done without her the past year. At the moment my legs are hurting so much I can hardly walk. She organised a walker and brought me to the park. She helped me onto the bench and gave me my knitting.

I am so excited with the idea of Marlyn having her first  baby. This red yarn was still in my knitting bag and will be just enough to complete a sweater.

My fingers are very stiff and cold but this lovely sunshine will help to warm them up.

I wonder who are these two people? Must be a couple. They are holding hands. No words between them. He looks very sad and oh, how sweet, she is giving him a loving hug.

“Good morning you two! It is a lovely morning isn’t  it?”  They can’t really hear me because my voice is not loud enough. I’ll just wave at them in greeting. They wave back and walk on. I hope they can sort out whatever is bothering them . Life is too short for arguments or unhappiness.



8 responses to “Writing 101: Point of View”

    • Thanks Colline. These are all my own experiences that can form a whole story! Did not know I could get so far to really do it!(Thanks for reading and commenting I love your comments. Feels as if I am talking to you in person!)


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