Student Name Lecturers Name Course Name and Number Date Submitted War and Misery Gun fire was a common feature in war we all knew that leaving but no one prepared us for the horrors we were to see the atrocities committed and the abuse of the field of battle. I remember the day we were told to leave home to fight off some enemy of the state. The government did not have enough soldiers to run the war in which they were funding. Ironic instead of funding a new nation here they were plotting its destruction. We grew accustomed to the smell of blood and rot and we rode on our fellow comrades bodies mashing then into pulp. We slept in turns each period of relaxation less as we neared the heart of enemy territory. We were nearing the end of the road. After years of battles millions of of man’s dark and twisted thoughts. Fueled by such a dark force all that matters is one thing and that is vengeance. I looked ahead grasping a cross that was dangling in my study now turned to ruin. I hoped that they had found peace; that they did not suffer. This was the gift I was planning on giving back to those monsters of men. A quick end after it I was planning on gladly taking my own life. If I was lucky enough I would meet them again. My family this was the final stroke that sent me over the edge. I no longer was the man I wished to go back to. I had no remorse over what I had to do. I was finally embracing the monster within me. I just hoped the enemy was willing to embrace the dark embrace I was bringing to them. [...]
For this draft, you may choose between any of the four genres studied: fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Whichever genre you choose, remember to include the elements of creative writing: imagery, voice, character, setting, and story, as appropriate. • Fiction and creative nonfiction should be 1,500-2,500 words, double-spaced. Fiction and creative nonfiction should be formatted in paragraphs, using dialogue when necessary. • Drama should be 1,500-2,500 words, with an extra space between lines of dialogue. The formatting should be similar to the plays printed in your text. (Look at Anton Chekhov’s “The Proposal” on page 341.) Don’t forget stage directions! • Poetry should be no fewer than five poems, single-spaced. Three of these poems should have meter (either blank verse or a sonnet—if a sonnet, your poem will only be 14 lines, of course). Poems should observe all the standard conventions of poetic form. All writing should be in 12-point Times New Roman font. Each should have a title. This is your opportunity to write whatever you want—but it does need to show your ability to use the elements of creative writing.