Question number 5 of The Cube – A Writing exercise;
What kind of feelings does the item awakens within you?
The leaf makes me feel sad, as a dreamer, nostalgic, and romantic. I feel creative and full of fantasy thanks to all the pictures I get in my head when thinking about the leaf. It makes me feel free, without any boundaries. It gives me a small feeling of hope.
Discussion: What kind of feeling do your stories create when people read them? Are they sad, happy, horrifying, amusing, surprising or anything else? What? What kind of feeling do you want to give your readers? In what way can you create more different kinds of feeling in one single story? What are your characters feeling, and what do they make the reader feel? In what way can you make them represent a broader band of feelings?