My theme this month is nature, so my first prompt is to challenge you to write from an animal’s viewpoint. One of my favorite novels Watership Down is about the epic struggle of a group of rabbits in England as they establish a new warren. It’s fascinating to read how author Richard Adams imagined the rabbits’ views of humans. For example, one of the rabbits says he avoided a straight line of woods because straight things are often made by people. I’d never thought of that before, but it’s true.
From what animal’s viewpoint would you write? I’d love to read your inspiration!
What an interesting idea! I think playing on the animal’s strongest sense would add a lot of character and be fun for readers. Like in the movie Up, when the dogs talk about people based on what they smell like. Or a skittish animal, like a deer, might rank all sounds based on the presumed threat level. Or a bird of prey might be somewhat cynical and nickname small animals as food (Chicken Nugget, Fish Stick, etc). This prompt has me thinking!
Those are such great ideas! I especially like the one about the deer. I haven’t seen “Up”. That sounds so funny.