Welcome! It’s Voice Week and my challenge for the week is to show you five different people, all eating a banana. I’m not sure exactly how that particular subject came about, but perhaps there’s a clue in the slice of life that is Voice 1.
Those of you who know me have a head start with this one, but the challenge for all 5 pieces is the same. How much can you tell about the character from 100 words centred on a banana? Are their voices distinct? I’ve delibately avoided description – do their thoughts alone tell you who they are? Because the characters in my head are pretty fixed, but only you can decide how well I’ve translated them onto the page. Leave me a comment today, or every day if you care to, and let me know. A brief explanation will appear the day after, on the next story.
Bastian banana! Maaamaaaa! Banana!
Climb. Bastian chair. Mama chair. Mama sit.
Noooooo! Bastian banana!
Yum yum. Mama chair. Mama sit.
What colour banana? Red. No. Blue. No. <Giggles> Red. No. Yellow. Banana yellow. Yellow!
Banana. Mama open? Mama open?
Noooo! No open. Mama no open! Bastian do it.
Mama do it.
Noooo! Bastian banana! Nooo! Mama no open!
Banana broken! No banana! All done. Gone.
No wash! Down! Down!
Bastian banana. Yum yum. Mama open. Yum yum yum. Mama eat.
No! Bastian banana!
Bastian banana. Yum yum.
Nice. More banana. More. Yum yum.
Banana all gone. Apple pie?