This November, Donna and I are taking part in #digiwrimo. What’s #digiwrimo? It’s Digital Writing Month, “a 30-day adventure through the world of digital narrative and art”. Here’s what the website says (although we recommend you visit to read much, much more and get some great ideas):
Digital Writing Month is a (somewhat) insane month-long writing challenge, a wild ride through the world of digital writing, wherein those daring enough to participate wield keyboard and cursor to create digital projects of text, image, and/or sound in the thirty days of November. Modeled after the inspirational National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), DigiWriMo asks writers to be creative not just with their words, but also with other digital media —image, video, and sound — and with what those media can do. We will work to redefine “writing” in the digital, and not confine it only to words, but open up the possibilities of narrative and exposition within multimedia and multimodal projects. Where that “writing” resides, what it looks like, how it interacts with other works and authors, is entirely up to the wild imaginings of each DigiWriMo participant.
Day 17: The Quarry
I remember the quarry,
the one at the bottom of the street.
We’d play there till the sun set,
just me, Daniel, Lilly and little Jimmy.
The fab four.
We loved that old quarry,
We were always there.
We’d sit and watch the men at work,
digging for gold, or mining for diamonds,
we never did know.
Things changed, time moved on, and so did we.
We all grew up and moved away, except little Jimmy.
He didn’t change; he stayed the same.
Little Jimmy loved the quarry,
Sometimes he would go there alone.
I’m back there now, forty years on.
The quarry remains, little Jimmy too.
Everything else has changed.
A wire fence has been erected.
It keeps children from the edge.
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