My Creative Writing teacher is having us each write an 8-10 page double-spaced short story due within the next few weeks. We are going to be critiquing them in class, two each class, so everybody’s has a different due date. The due dates range from the beginning of March to the end of April.
The other day in class, he asked where Emily and Alice were. He said that the two of them had their stories due on March 5th. They were going first. There is nobody in my class named Alice. After we got started on our writing assignment of the day, he went to get the list of due dates so he could figure out who he was calling Alice. He got back, handed the sheets out, and I saw that I was Alice. How he mixed up Sarah with Alice is beyond me.
The funny part is that earlier in that class period he shared that most of the time he thinks his students don’t have the right names. He doesn’t think their parents gave them the right names, so he renames everyone to try and keep track of everyone. I guess my made up name is Alice.
Alice also happens to be my French name from 8th grade (pronounced Aleese) and one of my sisters usernames from a fan fiction forum. Strange coincidence.
On a side note, my story is due in two weeks and I do not have a story idea. I am not worried about the length, but the lack of an idea is a little disconcerting. 8-10 pages double-spaced is nothing after NaNoWriMo. It’s probably not even 5,000 words. Although, without an idea, I won’t be able to get ten words…