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  • 1. The Sorrow of War Creative Response South Island School
  • 2. 'The veins bulging in the biro...' 'The fruit which once filled the room with autumnal goodness and the odour of a better tomorrow now stared empty, rotten and accusing like the eyes of the young men crushed brutally by the cold hand of the war machine's deadly fist of fiery vengeance...'
  • 3. 'Show, don't tell...' 'I looked hard at him. He represented the past for me and I realised that he was an embodiment of all that I had lost. I was a weak person and he was strong, and in asking him to spend the night, I was trying to recreate what I had lost...'
  • 4. Here we go again... Deafening silences? Breathless whispers? Trembling knees? Does night fall like a shroud? Do two hearts come together as one? Is it silent except for the sounds of his beating heart? Does she hold him like she will never let go?
  • 5. Verbal diarrohea... 'My eyes began to shed tears...' 'I experienced a strange desire to tremble uncontrollably...'
  • 6. K.I.S.S. 'I could sense goodbye, and I feared it...'
  • 7. K.I.S.S. 'On Viet's birthday, the flowers surprised both mother and son...'
  • 8. K.I.S.S. 'As we entered the house, the last rays of the sun slanted over the long grasses, now tinged pink in the sunset.'
  • 9. K.I.S.S. 'His eyes dark with sorrow, his voice dull with regret.'
  • 10. K.I.S.S. 'Maybe I could make him my own. I asked him to stay, and he did. For that night, I had someone.'
  • 11. Images – worth a thousand words... 'She could not look at him. His face was scarred by war...'
  • 12. Keep Control! 'The bricks of the well were starting to wear away...'
  • 13. WORK that image... 'He left only his shadow, and that quickly faded...'
  • 14. Time Traveller... 'I never wanted to let go of his hand, for it seemed I had made that mistake before...'