By Lucy Tirahan
Week 13 was entitled 'The Guessing Game'. Tying in with themes discussed in week twelve, I asked the class to develop the reserved writing skills by forming riddles and purposefully told them to leave out the answers. Can you guess any of them?
I am the girl on fire,
The fuse to rebellion,
The star-crossed lover,
The girl taking the strike
The pride of my district.
Who am I?
I’m bubbling of colours and sparks,
Like a witches cauldron Sprinkled with glitter,
With a mountain of succulent snow,
A straw will guzzle me up,
And my snowball will slowly drown to be devoured.
WHO AM I?
I am an overflowing volcano, spilling out my anger in the form of steam
Hear me whistle;
See me rumble;
Feel the tension rising;
And then slowly drip down into a pool of water.
What is holding me?
If I am lucky, I will still have you,
I was born and you were there,
I could lose you any moment,
I love you with all my heart,
You’re the first thing I saw,
So what are you?
I am large but not seen,
Everywhere I have been.
I can make you feel cold,
I am older than old.
Because of me a whole house can go by,
Now you must guess what am I?
Our Creative Writing Teacher
I'm a student in year 12
who is passionate about writing and hopes to become successful in the industry when I'm older.
I am lucky to have been provided with many opportunities throughout school to explore this skill and take it further. Writing is often seen as an unstable career but many people have inspired me to stay committed to something I love and to keep my drive, purely because it is with drive and dedication that you can overcome what is deemed impossible.
I wanted to do something which would inspire younger years to take up creative writing, as I truly believe it is an art that can help you develop many skills and force you to think outside the ordinary.
I also believe that younger people have not been provided with a sufficient platform to make themselves heard, this blog is an alternative platform. I now run a creative writing club with Heston West Big Local once a week where I work with students aged 11-14 on creative writing pieces.
They are all incredibly talented and each individual manages to write from a unique perspective. Each week we will upload their work, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy working with them.