Portraying your character

The Journey of Bonnie Ann Spade

She is an African American girl with a little Native american and white in her with Gray eyes and long brown hair with light brown highlights, her eyes are small and her black eyelashes are long and healthy. Her nose is small and cute like a button and her mouth is pumped and thick, she loves wearing pink and red lipstick or color lip-gloss.

She loves wearing pink and red t-shirts, sweatshirts and bows and she is not ever caught walking anywhere without a nice pair of sneakers or flats and heals when appropriate to wear. She always wears one of the heart shaped necklaces her grandma and grandpa gave her when she was born and throughout the years.

It is the first day of the second semester of the year and I cannot want to learn something about chemistry , on my way to class I bump into my friend holly and we end up going into class together and we separate once we see there are assigned seating by last name. I head over to my seat and realize I am seating next to Patrick a boy who is in the same grade as me but we have not officially met.

Bo: Hi, I’m Bonnie but you can call me Bo for short, all my friends do.

Patrick: Hi nice to meet you Bo I’m Patrick

Before we could say more our teacher Ms.Snow walks in with a stack of white paper in her arms and a black leather bag over her shoulders. She is wearing a black dress shirt and tan pants and her hair is in a messy ponytail. She smiles at us all as she puts her papers down and walks back to the front of the room to introduce herself and what is expected from us this semester as we learn all about the elements and how they work.

Ms.Snow quickly announces that the person sitting next to you will be your partner throughout the class. We will have to work with them all little assignments throughout the class time and can help each other on homework problems when we finish our work early. She also said if we are ever sick or have to leave class early the person next to us will be in charge of giving us the information we will need to make up the work or notes to study for the many test and quizzes we will have.  So right now would be a great time to exchange emails and phone numbers.

Bo quickly writes down her information and when done gives it to Patrick who in return fills out his information and gives it too her as well. They each put it in their phones quickly before they forget, class goes on for the next hour and half, side by side Bo and Patrick take notes and focus on the voice of their teacher not thinking about how this semester will bring them together as friends.


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6 thoughts on “Portraying your character

  1. Hi Deirdre – I reviewed your end of course piece for the creative writing course and I got to tell you that if it had included this part of the story I would have loved it a lot more. I hadn’t realised that it was part of a much larger piece of work so I’m glad I popped over to your blog.
    Happy New Year to you and yours!


    1. Thank you, yea I totally almost forgot about that part until after I did the assignment. And after I read your feed on it I realized why the story wasn’t quite right. Happy New Year to you2!


  2. Totally confounded my expectations! Thanks for telling me. I’m going to try reading your poetry next, although anything I say about it is completely … useless – I have no knowledge of what makes good poetry. Maybe I need to do a course.


  3. Your welcome, and no worry about not having much knowledge on poetry. I feel with poetry I still have so much more to learn as well. I’ve only took a creative writing class in high-school and just kept writing so i’m still learning what makes it good. But I feel like writing fiction and poetry are similar in the way a good piece of work touches you in a way that makes you feel the pain or happiness and if it’s good it stays with you a lifetime. I guess being able to understand a piece of work makes it good but being able to capture the true emotion in that moment can be amazing.


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