A Sonnet

I, Angus Broadbent have written a Sonnet! Here it is: A Sonnet When I think about writing a Sonnet, fourteen lines spring to mind with ten syllables per line and a pentameter. Not forgetting four lines in three sets, with rhyming couplets in a Shakespearean manner. A single rhyming couplet at the end. This is…

Homework for this weeks lecture: The Demon Parrot

“At the end of the road, turn left.” “You heard the Sat Nav, Dafydd,” The Parrot chirped menacingly in his ear. Dafydd felt claws digging deeper into his left shoulder. “Not much further now Dafydd, keep your eyes on the road, no funny business.” The tighter the talons dug into his shoulder, the tighter Dafydd…

A writing exercise: Franz Kafka II

The task: Write a passage in which somebody creeps up on someone else, as if you were describing a sequence of shots in an old silent movie. The rain poured hard against the cobbled street, muffling my footsteps. But still, I held my breath. The moon lit up my path, a full moon that glinted down the narrow street. He…

A writing exercise: Franz Kafka I

The task: 1) Write the opening of a piece in which a character awakes to find that something impossibly extraordinary has happened to them overnight – and then decides to go to work as normal. Your opening should contain redundant words it should also involve symbolic hints to the reader of psycho-sexual depths unknown to…