Writing 101: Recreate a Single Day

What can happen in one day in just a short period of time. We can wake up one day feeling sad and turn out to be happy. There are days that most of us dread; once that day gets there we feel time stop as the clock does not seem to move. What day to recreate? What events make a day so significant that we should recreate them? How many others want to forget a certain day? How can writing describe what happens in that one moment in time?

There are days that I remember exactly where I was and what happened. Such as 9/11/2001, I remember hearing about a plane crash in New York and a bombing in Washington, D.C. It was not until a little later in the day when I walked into a classroom and the television was on. By the time I saw the footage both of the towers had fallen. Like everyone else in the United States of America and the world I was in shock. It didn’t seem real. As the day went on things started to change, afters school activities were cancelled and kids were being pulled. All of the teachers had a look of grim sorrow on their face right when it was announced that after school activities had been cancelled. After school, I went home, did my homework and watched George W. Bush, who was president then, address the United States of America.

9/11/2001, is a day that many Americans can remember where they were because of the events that happened. But, that does not mean everyone wants to remember. Some feel that it happened long ago, so we should just move on with our lives. Others feel that it is important that we talk about it to keep the memory of those who died alive. Many people, like myself, can tell you every small detail that happened on that day.

However, if you were to ask me what I had for dinner last night, I can’t even tell you. Why, because nothing significant happened yesterday. Recreating a single day is not the easiest task there is because there are so many days to recreate. However, recreating some of them takes time to think to remember every little detail. Recreating a day is quite the tough project.


5 thoughts on “Writing 101: Recreate a Single Day

  1. mariaholm says:

    I am Danish, but I remember the horror feeling and the exact place where I first heard the news through the load speakers in my car. The time was five o’clock in the afternoon and in New York it was still morning.

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