Day 23: Making Beautiful Scenes from Radishes
The Night of the Radishes (Noche de Los Rábanos) is an annual event taking place on the 23rd of December in the Market Square of Oaxaca, Mexico where artisans make and display beautiful scenes out of carved radishes.
Can we take some radishes of our own and shape them into something surprising and beautiful?
Find some writing that you did for any purpose other than creative expression.
This could be a shopping list, job application, essay, half-finished letter, financial report or note to your family or housemates requesting that they put their dishes in the dishwasher instead of leaving them in the sink.
Have a read over it and use its words to craft a story. You may add words, but challenge yourself to add as few as possible.
If you want an extra challenge, don't add any words; craft your story by rearranging the words you've already written.
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