Point of View

Writing 101 Day 9: Point of View
Today’s Prompt: A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. The man begins to cry. Write this scene.
Today’s twist: write the scene from three different points of view: from the perspective of the man, then the woman, and finally the old woman.

How can I tell her? I don’t want to break her heart? I love her so much?

I want to stay in love with this man. I want us to remain in this moment. Right here, right now. I like the tender feel of his hands. I don’t want to let go.

What a lovely couple. Reminds me of my younger days.


Reminds me of Ana. Red is her favorite color. Small, red sweater. The baby, the baby inside her. My baby. Guilt is eating me up. I can’t take this anymore.

I look at my husband. He starts crying. What’s wrong?

What’s this? A man crying.


Be a man and tell her! “I cheated on you!”

“What?!” How can you do this to me?

“Oh dear…” Men! Ugh! Not a lovely couple after all!

Author: Ryan Bestre

Environmentalist. Teacher. Writer.

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