In English class last week, we had a bellwork assignment that was to write a paragraph or short story based on one of the four images projected onto the screen. The catch was: you had to write without using any adjectives or adverbs, yet still be descriptive. I chose an image of a snowy cabin near a lake, with a person in a boat on the lake.
“Wonderful,” I thought. “Just what I wanted.” I was trapped in my cabin as the blizzard coated everything with snow. The wind roared through the trees. Then the lights flickered. Everything went dark. I feel my way out of the basement and find a flashlight. At the time, I didn’t see the silhouette of a man on the lake.