The Perspective of 3 Inanimate Objects
OBJECTIVE / Create a journal based on personal experiences or moments in your everyday life. The journal can be based on your perception or that of others. The book should have chapters and be a minimum of 45 pages.
SOLUTION / I had a dream that I was in a hotel room and there were other people there and lots of people coming in and out of the room. I was talking but no one was listening, then I tried to move but could not. Once the room cleared I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror only to find out I was a mannequin. This reminded me of an episode of The Twilight Zone about a mannequin and inspired this journal.
CREATE / From the dream, this book was developed. The first chapter was based on that concept. I found a song by Stone Sour called Through Glass about a similar experience and included the lyrics in the book. The remainder is based on what the mannequin is experiencing, thinking, and feeling. The following chapter is about a sinking ship in the middle of the ocean. For the song lyrics that accompany this sinking ship, I used Mat Kearney’s Ships In The Night. In the final chapter, I showed the perspective of a single bullet. This was a more difficult decision than the other two but worth the struggle. Because bullets are rendered useless without a gun, it proposed an interesting point of view.