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by srashmi
Fri May 08, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 51076

glorybee wrote:Seema, I just laughed out loud. I had wondered if anyone would get into the spirit of my self-silliness.

You got them all exactly right, too.
:shock: :D
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SURPRISE
Replies: 41
Views: 34393

1. The Wizard of Oz --Dorothy had the ability to go home the entire time. Also, the wizard was not as mighty and powerful as people thought. 2. From the Mixed-Up Flies of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler --Mrs. Frankweiler (the narrator) is telling the story of two runaway children to her lawyer who happen...
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 51076

I'm sliding into class late and it looks like everyone else covered the homework quite well. So I thought I'd submit the following. Steve, Carol, Gerald, and Holly, you've all given me a lot to think about! I had no idea that a class on symbolism would start such a lengthy discussion. My cat just wa...
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SETTING
Replies: 26
Views: 30219

Hey Seema, I've got chronic insomnia, too! Are you on IM? Maybe sometime we could chat in the wee hours of the night. Anyway, you did a great job with the small-town setting here, and also, with one cough, you established an atmosphere of fear and foreboding. This is SUPERB. I have MSN messenger fo...
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SUSPENSE
Replies: 57
Views: 46967

glorybee wrote:May I recommend Lost? Also very suspenseful...I'm totally hooked.
I tried watching Lost when it first came out. It was too weird for me. Polar bears and other strange things. If I don't "get" something, I lose interest.

If you can convince me, maybe I'll rent it this summer.
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Hard and Soft"
Replies: 21
Views: 9621

Congrats everyone. :D
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Replies: 33
Views: 31802

It's 2 a.m. Why do I hear a bird chirping outside? Wait, maybe it's a bat. Ewww. Yuck. Do they really have bats around here? What else could it be? Bats stay up all night, I think. What if I was a bat? I could fly everywhere. That sounds like fun. Then again, I'd have to live in a cave. But there ar...
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SUSPENSE
Replies: 57
Views: 46967

The TV show 24 is filled with suspense. Every episode ends with a cliff-hanger, even the season finale.

What will the MC do to get out of this one? Will the terrorists succeed? Who will survive this time? Etc.....

I've been watching past seasons on DVD. Can't stop with just one episode.
by srashmi
Thu May 07, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SETTING
Replies: 26
Views: 30219

Can't sleep so I'm trolling around here and reading old lessons. Hope you don't mind, Miss Jan. Here's my homework. The only sound in the usually busy city was the twittering of a few birds perched in the trees. Absent were the milkman, the newspaper delivery boy on his bicycle, and even Deputy Will...
by srashmi
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Beginning and End"
Replies: 29
Views: 15280

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Thank you, judges. Thanks also to those who read and enjoyed my piece (even though I had zero confidence in it).

Congrats to all the other winners. I'm honored to be in your company.
by srashmi
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Hot and Cold"
Replies: 29
Views: 16263

Congrats everyone. :D
by srashmi
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Ranked Entries for UP AND DOWN
Replies: 8
Views: 5027

Congrats everyone! :)
by srashmi
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--TITLE
Replies: 78
Views: 64985

I should begin by saying that I loathe coming up with titles and spend entirely too much time agonizing over them. That said, here are a few titles I'm now able to tolerate: Papa's Sunset for the double meaning of the actual sunset and the sunset of Papa's life. On the Bridge again for the literal a...
by srashmi
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Ranked Entries for ASIA
Replies: 12
Views: 9980

Congrats everyone. :)
by srashmi
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Ranked Entries for EUROPE
Replies: 7
Views: 5423

Congratulations everyone! :)

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