Friday, May 28, 2010

Describing the Unfamiliar

So, you've taken upon yourself the seemingly simple task of writing a story that centralizes around an unfamiliar object. Once you've seen the item of interest, it becomes quite easy to identify -- but how do you relay that description to someone who is still unfamiliar with the object at hand?

I made quite a bit of progress on my project since my last post. Coincidentally, however, life has a way of complicating things. I've got to study for and pass a test within a very short time frame and my professional life is being turned completely upside down and inside out in the realization of a long-time goal of mine. The last month has been somewhat of an emotional roller coaster for me, but it does feel good to finally have the opportunity to leave the life of a contract employee and move on to the prospect of Civil Service employment. As a disabled veteran, it should have been easy by all accounts but it took five and a half long years of applications before I got, not one but two, offers.

Somewhere between here and the latest post on HuntingtheMuse I turned 30, held my annual birthday BBQ, and tried to make some semblance of effort towards a decent garden this year. The weather has been horribly uncooperative. Needless to say, I've been swamped. This upcoming test being a large part of my stress at the moment. So, yes, while I am very close to having the first draft of my latest project ready, I still have some ways to go before it is complete.

This is where you come in. Please comment on this post with your description of the items in the picture below. I would like to get an idea of how other people see them as I have become all too familiar in these passing weeks.

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