Stephen’s workshop was deceptive – much harder than it appeared.. Draw one or two (unseen) animals from the proffered bag and then write a story or a poem featuring human interaction with them.
As always, we rose to the challenge. Bears brought forth a dreamy tale concerning Ursa Major and Minor, mouse inspired an exotic telling of an imprisoned princess using her hair to make a cage for her only friend, and then there was a hilarious story of being raised by wolves in the middle of Tunbridge Wells.
A yarn about meercats and video-making was followed by a delightful poem about the importance of our dogs in our lives which had us all going ‘aaah’, and a not-quite-tragic tale of Tufty the red squirrel enlivened the mix. And there was a lot more, of course. The mystery of Shergar was solved, rather surprisingly involving a Chinese takeaway, and we were amused by Bayswater resident Percy the python who turned out to be pregnant Penelope.
Dolphins, sharks. pigeons, pandas, foxes and hedgehogs, parrots and pigs! – all (well, nearly!) animal life was here. Thanks, Stephen, you really made us get our heads down and it was great fun.
No meeting next week as it is a Bank Holiday.
Back on April 4th, for a reading week, optional theme: Nothing is easy in this life, not when it comes to…
Happy Easter! Sally