EXERCISE Theme Song #44

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Celest, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. [video=youtube;Nedxh55bUqs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nedxh55bUqs[/video]


    Music touches people in different ways. Many people enjoy listening to music for inspiration, and others simply listen to it to relax. Some songs tell stories while others allow you to make your own story.

    Your challenge:

    Listen to the song above then take a minute or two to think about it.

    Write out a scene to this song; make this song your scenes theme song.

    Let me know what you see when you listen to this music.

    (blarg.. it is late... sorry!)
     
  2. A warrior on horseback rides over the top of a tall hill. Looking down, he can see the place years of war and fighting have taken him away from, his home. All the time he's spent fighting, day after day of violence, have not disrupted the quiet peace of the village. Children still run around laughing and playing, and their parents work the fields on the hills surrounding the houses. As he arrives home, a celebrated warrior, he makes the adjustment from fighter to farmer. And as he settles back in to the village, one day he encounters his future, a beautiful girl. She arrived in the village after fleeing her own, her home being one of the places that was not lucky enough to escape the war. From first sight she enraptures him, and they fall in love.

    They spend many years together, prospering from the rich land without any troubles. However, one day dark news comes to the village. War has erupted again, and able men must go to fight. Swearing to come back to her, the warrior leaves. He spends years travelling vast distances, fighting battles both large and small, driven by sweet memories and a sole promise. Finally, he is able to return home once again. He quickly passes through the village to his own small home. Although it is still furnished, there is no sign of his wife. Without waiting to ask someone where she might be, he nervously runs down to the riverside, her favorite place. And there she is, still as beautiful as the day he first laid eyes on her, calmly sitting on the grass, her feet in the water. As he approaches, she senses him, and turns and gives him a smile, the one he's yearned to see since the day he left. His heart almost stops right then and there. He sits down beside her, feeling more calm than he could ever be alone. They live the rest of their lives together like this, in a sweet peace.