Write a 1- to 3-page description of a lake as viewed by a young man who has just committed murder. Do NOT mention the murder. Do NOT focus mainly on the character; focus mainly on the lake.
Consider how you can use rich detail, word choice, connotation and denotation, internal and external dialogue, and other writing concepts we’ve studied so far, to evoke the understanding in readers that the character in the piece has just killed someone, without stating so outright.
Keep the following guidelines in mind: