Our August competition challenges you to use description to suggest mood and emotion.
Here’s the challenge:
You visit the garden of an elderly friend, who has recently died, in the company of your son, who is 12. Describe walking through the neglected garden with your son, who would much rather be home playing a computer game.
You encounter the gardener, whom you are angry with – for not maintaining the garden as you think it should have been kept, and irrationally, for not being your friend, whom you miss. You don’t express this anger out loud, but it colours your view of him and his surroundings.
Write your story in no more than 250 words – and paste it into the body of an email and send it to us by noon on Friday, August 24.
Entries are judged ‘blind’ by Jo-Anne and Richard and the winner will receive a R200(or equivalent) book voucher from the independent bookshop of their choice.