When was the last time that you enjoyed a really spooky folk-lore about a place that you live in? Well, we this weekend, heard so many of them. And that in many fictional, non-fictional characters and locations.

This weekend, we had Susan Sreemala, our wonderful little writer hosting a session on local histories. Most of these stories convey a message or moral to the reader, or explain something in a creative way. These are often passed down and retold from generation to generation.

The idea behind it is absolutely simple. Every local history, true or not, is a log of the world around you. Pay attention to the world around you. Once you have an idea, try to imagine the world where it takes place. Is it a real world or an imaginary one? What is the place like? Describe your setting with color, smells, and noises. Describe how something tastes, or how it feels to touch. Research your setting. Be accurate in your descriptions.

The Exercise:

Write a fictional/non-fictional write-up on local history. Present a log of information about a particular setting of a place.

We had an amazing session. There were so many things that baffled, surprised, shocked and scared us as we read out the stories and it was a great time, altogether! Thanks be to Susan, the wonder-genius writer we have! 🙂