I have been trying to brush up on my ‘writing skills’ lately and have been looking through some really helpful clips online. One clip sets a challenge to write about an abstract emotion i.e. jelousy, anger etc but not to actually mention which emotion you have chosen. Instead, get someone to read the piece and tell you which emotion they think you have conveyed.
So, here goes… I have written a few paragraphs and was hoping you could help me out by telling me which emotion you think I am conveying within the text.
Alex turns the key quickly, already trying to pry the door open before he has even released the key from the old rusty gold lock. This old door is older than he is and won’t be giving up without a fight, god only knows how Elle manages to open it with ease, so that it doesn’t make a sound – sadly, Alex hasn’t mastered this manoeuvre yet and is becoming impatient and frustrated with the old creaky thing. As his mousy brown fringe falls lazily into his glittering green eyes, he desperately sweeps it to the side and gives the door another forceful nudge and with an audible grumble, the old wooden door gives way and allows Alex entry to her flat.
Inside it is pitch black; all that can be seen are the shadows cast from the people walking by on the busy streets outside and the super bright lights from the bustling traffic as it whizzes by. Alex looks around for some clue that will tell him where she is; a note or message maybe? There’s nothing, nothing is out of place, nothing out of the ordinary. He has already checked his phone about forty times and tried to call her with no success. It just doesn’t make sense he thinks to himself as he gazes out of the window and into the night sky. Where is she? Where would she have gone?