Coffee break exercise: Bicycle
The cycle of your choice will inspire a new piece of work in this week's creative writing exercise
Set the timer for five minutes. Write a detailed description of a bicycle – for example, is it a racing bike with twenty gears or an old black bone-shaker with no gears, dodgy brakes and a basket on the front?
For the next five minutes, imagine a person riding this bicycle. Does it belong to them? Who are they? What do they look like?
For the remaining time, create a flash fiction story or the outline of a longer story about a journey this person makes to visit somebody they don’t really want to see. What happens next?
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