Writing 101: Give and Take

Son, come over here, I want to speak to you.

Yes father, what to do want to talk to me about.

Well, I want to tell you a story about your history and your future son.  You see back in the day, we, your mother and I were consider state of the art for photographers at that time.

You and mom were state of the art? ha!ha!ha! very funny dad.  You and mom are analogue and need film or what we younger generation like to call you “old”.  Am state of art for photographer dad.  You see dad, am made up of a small microchip or a small computer for simple terms.  This computer has a sensor so when my photographer press down on the button, this sensor captures light and in an instance, an image is display on my LCD screen. Oh, I forgot that these images get save in this small stomach of my or a memory card.

You see son, we were state of art, but unlike you, we don’t need batteries to operate. Well your mom’s brother need batteries, but he was a low tech camera.  We are totally mechanical and you want to know the best part of being mechanical then digital?

Whats that dad?

We last longer son.  Who know, I might still be around to see your future grand, grand, grand, kids.  Unlike you, those microchip you have inside you, that can fail and cost your photographer some money. Son, your future could be in a recycle bin. Better hope that that photographer doesn’t have butterfingers.

You see son, we analogue cameras have a purpose that you digital camera can’t give photographers.  Yes, you are the future for photography and you are in demand.  we analogue cameras can teach photographers to be patient and aware of what they photograph. you “state of art” kids, photographers just snap away.

Mom! dad had to much lubricant oil.  He still think he state of art for photographers.  Got to go dad, Love you!

Kids! always in a rush to go somewhere and they think they know it all.

*So hope you understood the story.  If about photography, film and digital cameras.  The dad is the film camera and the son is the digital camera.  Am not an expert on the components of a camera, so please chill.  It just a silly story.*

Day Seven: Give and Take

Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

Remember those “compare and contrast” essays in composition class, in which you’re forced to create a clunky juxtaposition of two arguments? Just because that particular form was a bore doesn’t mean that opposition has no place in your writing.

Bringing together two different things — from the abstract and the inanimate to the living and breathing — creates a natural source of tension, and conflict drives writing forward. It makes your reader want to continue to the next sentence, to the next page. So, focus on your two starkly different siblings, or your competing love for tacos and macarons, or whether thoughts are more powerful than words, or…you get the idea.

Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a lovers’ quarrel or a fierce political debate, for example. Or you could aim to highlight the difference in tone and style between the two different speakers — your call!


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