Date: April 21, 2017

Blog Prompt: Week 4

5-7 posts, uploaded to your blog no later than next Friday, 10:00am.

“I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.” Christopher Isherwood.

Attempt to write as if you are a camera, not thinking, only recording, capturing the essence of a scene, a moment, an event, a person…rather than explaining.

Using words, capture one or more “snapshots” per post.

Try not to use abstract words like “amazing,” “ugly,” “beautiful,” “incredible,” etc.

Capture descriptive details of action, setting, objects, and people. Be specific. Be concrete.

Resist indirect discourse: thoughts and feelings that cannot be observed.

Blog Community Service:
Throughout the week, read and respond to your classmates’ posts. Remember, critique is reserved for structured workshop settings. Be respectful and encouraging.

Formal Requirements:

  • Every post must be text-based.
  • All content must be original—of your own making.
  • There is no minimum or maximum length for this assignment. Keep the publishing format in mind.


Raise the Flag

“I want that want and I want it without distraction, all depth but not so much seriousness.” -Teresa


Truth must be surrounded by trials and colors, what is it without them?

To differentiate a need from a want has to come to it boiling point.

We have witnessed and experienced the grave dangers it can hold. Society can be good at distracting you and there is no lack of evidence. No war paint is needed, though it is encouraged. The slaughter of system is inevitable.