Distribute Group 1 stories.
Fiction Exercise 1: The Twist
Owen Marshall’s “Mumsie and Zip” portrays what looks like a conventional suburban couple – then complicates the picture with a violent and shocking event.
(maximum: one page – minimum: one paragraph)
- Describe a “conventional” person [brainstorm some examples] who – at least on the surface – conforms to stereotype.
- Put them in contact with something new: an unexpected person or event.
- Twist the ending. Try to surprise us with an unexpected turn that gives a new perspective on the central character
- Group 2: Workshop Story Due. Bring enough copies for the entire class
- Group 1: Peer Critiques