The Bannister
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The Bannister

The Bannister


Published: May 6, 2019 0 0 246
By: Brett Davidson, Columbia College Chicago
Category: Writing
Hashtags: #Creativewriting #Editing #Prose #Storytelling #Writer #Writing

"The Bannister" is a short non-fiction prose piece written by myself. Based on an incident from my childhood, the piece reflects on harsh upbringings, while dramatizing the helplessness and fear that a child experiences during a traumatic moment.

Extremely personal to me, the piece taught me how to communicate to an audience internal feelings through the senses.

I had to face some tough issues to create this work. Writing it forced me to go back to a hard time in my life and reflect upon it. It was an emotional experience, but a therapeutic one.

Due to the emotional process of writing this story, the end result is honest, sincere, and poignant.


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