An Illustration of Life
Write about the most interesting person you’ve ever known.
This was homework for the participants in the Write YOUR Story workshop at the Drop In Centre. When I mentioned the project to them at the end of class, a couple of them began to hoot. They knew a cast of intriguing individuals. Whom would they choose?
A week later I found out.
One man wrote about a woman he spent time with recently. He described her in vivid detail, even the way she sat on the bus. He evoked a sense of mystery and of the supernatural when detailing her hair, her voice and her face. No wonder she cast a spell over him.
Besides completing the character study, the author also drew her picture in coloured chalk. It compliments his story as well as the woman. It’s an illustration and a narrative of a life that might have been left hidden if he hadn’t written that story.
Story by Lea Storry, Family Lines
Write YOUR Story Workshop, Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre