I know I haven’t posted on here in a while, so I wanted to put up the piece of original writing I had to take with me to MMU for my Creative Writing interview.
The idea started last summer when I went down to London for a creative writing workshop, in which I was specifically taught about how to describe settings from memory. I decided to write about Mars, as I’m quite keen on science fiction, though it also allows me the freedom to create entirely new possible landscapes, rather than using things that actually exist and creating a cityscape or something equally dull.
I wanted it to end on a cliffhanger, with some kind of mystery or danger, though I didn’t want to use an actual creature to create the danger as it would seem too obvious. So this is what I came up with instead.