This is your chance to be in charge of the universe. What do you want to know? Anything goes. Who do you want to teach you? Living or dead is fine. Looking forward to your response.
As a Christian the one and perfect master/teacher I want to learn from would be God. The sacred book known as the Bible was sent to teach us all we need to know about the universe. We just have to study it harder to uncover all the answers to the questions the human mind raises.
Well let's see what you got!! Give it a try. Write about your conversation with God using the Bible as your text. Thanks for your continued participation in WAENet. If you can you can provide a writing prompt in the Christian Writers Group and invite them to this group as well. Let's network the site!!!
Great! Let’s begin!
As the Lord’s inspirational messenger I am here to help shine the light of God’s spirit upon my fellow brothers and sisters. The word of God is the real truth that will set us all free once the fog of this world’s darkness passes us by.
A great first lesson from the holy Bible would begin with the creation of life, nature, and mankind. Every living organism out there was created for a purpose and the importance of having all the elements together completes the big picture as a whole, leaving us to determine our true purpose in life.
Sounds about a good start, or you had something different in mind?
Good start but have some fun with it. Read Sherry's sample and try some fictional technique with some dialogue. If you want it to be first person then use some description of how you got to be the inspirational messenger. This is storytelling. Create the world around you. You can even create who will be listening to what you have to say. Suspend reality. If your desire is to write straight explanatory prose then you can do it more directly, but you may want to play with techniques.
Thank you so much for your suggestions. I will make sure to explore the different techniques before completing this challenge. By the way this is my first time expressing my thoughts about my Christian believes in writing. To me the world of religion is as wide as the open sea, and it takes years of research and diving into the deep meanings of each word before crossing over to the sacred land. Not to mention the Holy spirits guidance along the way. Thanks again.
I saw that you also joined the Christian Writers Group. You will find many kindred souls there who also share your passion for your Christian faith and who will help you open up your discussion about it. That and the Spiritual Writing Group. Are you a member there as well. Social networks are all about finding like minded people while also exploring other points of view. I feel honored that you are expressing your most meaningful thoughts here. Blessings.
Yes I have joined both groups and I am optimistic that I will find the inspiration I am searching for, and the thanks goes out to you for allowing me this unique opportunity to do so. Blessings to you also.
"Next!" The woman holding a stack of cards barely looked up as she called.
"Hello, my name is Norman Fletcher. I'm a freshman."
"Where's your student i.d?" the woman peered past him at the line, her red glasses seemed to augment her disgust at his slowness in the process.
Norman fumbled with his wallet, "Here you go."
She snatched his i.d. and the card. "It says here you want to take Socrates 101, Newton's Laws 120, Shakespeare 200, Euclidean Geometry 240 and Modern Art, the Piccaso experience. Those are pretty popular, they address your core needs. Most of those fill up quickly."
"Is there room?"
She scanned through the computer list. "You may take the math and science but the other three are full. What are your alternate choices?"
"Ummm. Is there a spot in Victorian Literature?" he asked. She checked. "No. Try 19th Century, it's a bit less popular, you know, Bronte, Austen, Flaubert..."
"That sounds great. I just want to get my cores done."
"Fine. You still need an art and a philosophy, I'll see what's available. Impressionists and Emmauel Kant or Albert Camus?"
"Fine." The woman typed in the details and out printed Norman's schedule. Norman noticed that her red nails matched her glasses. She looked annoyed that he was staring. Handing him the card, she warned, "Don't be late or you'll be considered absent. Time University has a unique program but it does require precise timing by its students. The machine can't be fired up for every freshman who lacks the presence of mind to get to class at the time it is announced."
Norman looked down at his schedule.
Newton's Laws 120 M W F 9:00
Euclidian Geometry 240 M 9:00
19th Century Authors 270 M 9:00
Impressionists 115 M 9:00
Albert Camus 245 M 9:00
***** ALL CLASSES START EXACTLY AT STATED TIME. DO NOT BE LATE******
Norman screwed up his face thinking through the whole process. Sure time travel made time flexible and made visiting the actual people to learn their actual thoughts possible, but how could he go to every one of his classes on time and why were the rest of the days of the week free.
"Next!" he heard the red glases wearing woman call and a big obviously football playing guy wearing a varsity jacket (TU) sporting a blonde crew cut and examining his own schedule bumped Norman's shoulder. "Sorry about that dude." he said as he started to keep walking.
"Wait." Norman called out before he could stop himself. Here was obviously an upperclassman who could explain the schedule. "What's with?"
"Oh, Freshman. The schedule. Okay. Here's the deal." He looked at Norman's card. "Yep. Yep, Yeah." he handed it back. "Nothing wrong with it. Time being flexible, each of your courses can start at the same time, you'll restart Monday five times, always traveling back at the same time. It leaves less of a mark on the time stream to keep things set at one time clock. Don't miss pick up time though, it can get messy."
"When is pick up time?"
"When you call back for it. Your I.D. is your passport to each class and return."
"Why aren't there just classes on the rest of the week?"
"Dude, you made of iron? You need to sleep. So you'll still age the five days, even though the world doesn't know it. You just thought you'ld be able to pop back in the stream and come back with no consequences? Welcome to Time U Freshman."
Awesome! Love the creative writing of the WAENet group. Thank you so much for this. Now it is your turn to come up with a great prompt. I will post it on our social media.
Think I've just started my second book....Time University
Absolutely! Keep it coming.
E.E. Witmer. The geometry of teleparallelism. But he's dead. Einstein could do it, but he has the same problem. Besides, I think Witmer could do it better.
I'm sure some might be tempted to say something snappy like, "well, if you built a time machine, you could go back and have them teach you".
Then of course, if I build a time machine, do I really need to have them teach me? http://www.prlog.org/11960190-detailed-results-from-marshall-barnes...
It would still be fun, in any case...