Writing 101: Point of View



Writing 101: Point of View

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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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