Writing 101,Day Fifteen : Your Voice Will Find You
Today’ Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown annual fair.That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your world view. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force . How does that make you feel?
Today’s twist: While writing this post, focus again on your voice. Pay attention to your word choice, tone, and rhythm.Read each sentence aloud multiple times , making edits as you read through. Before you hit “Publish”, read your entire piece out loud to ensure that it sounds like you.
During the summer every year our city uses an empty building to have the “The Farmer’s Market.”
The local housewives cook food and bring it to sell in the market. Some farmers also bring fruits and vegetables to sell. It’s a very popular event for the citizens.
The land around the building was expensive but the building itself was very cheap, it needed a lot of renovation, the owner could not afford it, he put the building and land up for sale.
A man was interested to buy it he saw it as a potential to make money. Soon after he bought it, he announced he would not let it be used as a temporary,”Farmer’s Market.”
I always loved to go during the summer to buy baked goods and other cooked food.
The citizens were protesting the move and were parading in front of the building going with signs which said, “WE Want The Farmer’s Market.”
The owner paid no heed, some of my friends insisted I should take a stand. I had no experience in this type of demonstration. I told them to excuse me for my voice is not loud enough.
The women would not give up, they pointed out the fact, it was a place where friends gathered, sold their food, children looked forward to visiting the market.
Suddenly I was energized, I thought Mr. Richard should listen to our demands.
I wrote Mr. Richard you are a wealthy man, money is not a problem for you. Why are you depriving us from the fun, we and our children have, buying and selling foods and Arts and Crafts ,during these two months. We will not leave the premises until you agree to let us use your building for our temporary Farmers Market.
Mr. Richard did not expect to see such determined people, he quietly said,’Okay I give up you can use my building as your temporary market.”
We like a lot this story of Mr. Richard and how he was influenced. Thank you for it.
All good wishes,
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