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Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. BREAKFAST with a twist

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Breakfast this morning.

fried egg in panCompare it with other breakfasts you’ve known: childhood breakfasts, breakfasts with lovers, breakfasts with children, breakfasts in greasy spoon cafes, in chic coffee houses, hung over breakfasts, breakfasts that start with a shot of alcohol, sleep raddled breakfasts, breakfast when you wake up and know you could rule the world, breakfasts in hospitals, hostels, hotels, in the homes of friends, breakfasts when you have all the time in the world, breakfasts on the run, breakfasts that are a swill of mouthwash and a smear of toothpaste…

Go through four of the five senses:

Taste
Smell
Touch (includes texture – anything you can feel)
Sound

but leave out the one sense we tend to overwork – sight, how it looks. Can you still make it come alive?
croissants

This exercise should have appeared yesterday but for technical reasons far too tedious to mention, it didn’t. Ah, well better a late breakfast  than no breakfast…

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9 comments on “Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. BREAKFAST with a twist

  1. thegreekurn
    June 18, 2013

    might try this little exercise with our book club

  2. bridget whelan
    June 18, 2013

    Sure it will be popular – especially if you bring croissants!

  3. creativityorcrazy
    June 18, 2013

    Interesting topic…something we do everyday, but I’ve never thought to write about. May need to do today…lol…have a lovely peach cobbler bubbling in the oven right now for breakfast. 🙂

  4. bridget whelan
    June 18, 2013

    Peach cobbler for breakfast – that puts a pallid slice of toast and a scraping of lo-fat spread to shame. Tell me you washed it down with a cup of freshly ground Ethiopian coffee. Or no, how about staying with a the peach theme and you had a chilled Bellini instead….(do cocktails count as one of your five a day?)

  5. siobhandaiko
    June 19, 2013

    Hi Bridget! I’ve nominated you & your Blog for a *Super Sweet Blogging Award*!!! CONGRATS! Please visit my blog http://siobhandaiko.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/blogging-award/for details, and you can pass on the nomination as well, if you like. Siobhan x

  6. bridget whelan
    June 24, 2013

    Thank you Siobhan — that is so sweet of you!

  7. Pingback: How do you like your eggs? | Simone Davy

  8. simonedavy
    June 26, 2013

    This activity inspired this short piece. Thank you.
    http://simonedavy.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/how-do-you-like-your-eggs/

  9. bridget whelan
    June 27, 2013

    Wonderful! Everyone go read Simone’s short story….inspired by this exercise and Dean Martin!

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