Day 13 – Composing a Series of Vignettes

Day 13’s assignment of Writing 101 is called “Compose a Series of Vignettes.” This is my first time composing one of these, so any feedback would be appreciated.

Repetition and accumulation give structure and momentum to a piece of writing — and help your readers stay engaged.  Today, tell a story through a series of vignettes (short, episodic scenes or anecdotes) that together read as variations on the same theme. They can each be as short or long as you see fit — they don’t have to be the same length — but they need a common feature to tie them together, whether it’s a repeated phrase, a similar setting, or the appearance of the same person.

The Blogger

You may never believe this but I am having difficulty wrapping my mind around the concept of the vignette.  For the life of me, I can’t seem to come up with a great idea.  I am also behind with some of my other blog posts in Writing 101.

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The Stargazer

You may never believe this but there will be an awesome super moon lunar eclipse this weekend!   I have to hurry up and get my work done, so I can find a great spot in the park nearby to take pictures of the moon.  Maybe I can stop by the grocery store and pick up some chips and other munchies.  These things do tend to take a while.

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The College Football Fan

You may never believe this but my favorite team is playing this weekend.  A local group is meeting at a nearby bar to watch the game on the big screen and cheer them on.  I don’t really know many of the people there, but we all have an intense love for the team.  My favorite team had a couple of tough losses where they were beat in the last few seconds of the game.  (Sorry still not talking about soccer.)

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The College Professor

You may never believe this but I am so far behind in my grading that it is ridiculous.  If I’m super productive, maybe I can hurry up and get some assignments graded and still have time to see the football game and eclipse.  I will have to gauge my time carefully.  If I’m having problems focusing on grading, I just as well go to the football game.

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The Patient with Epilepsy

You may never believe this but stress and anxiety is already building up.  I have to do a better job of balancing my work load so that stress doesn’t get to me.  This week has been particularly difficult on me.  I think taking some time off (even if it is only a couple of hours) will help me manage the stress.

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