John Marsden Writing Topic #419
Write about a time when you cried in public**
One example that stands out to me is 23 March 2011 when I found out that a friend of mine, George Matchett had passed away. At that particular point in time, I heard the news from a friend of mine and saw several posts relating to his death but no-one had officially confirmed it for me. I started crying on the bus on my way to the accommodation I was living at after asking a Residential Advisor (RA) on Facebook whether it was true, he had asked me to come to the accommodation to speak to him. I started crying uncontrollably on the bus as, even though I heard it on the grapevine, it was too big to be not true. After experiencing the longest bus ride of my life, I got to the accommodation and the RA confirmed the news for me.
**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.