Creative writing on the theme of a burglary-interrupted holiday [30 out of 45, 2001/2002]

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FRANÇAIS ENGLISH

Écriture Créative

Creative Writing

Pour établir le contexte de ces deux images, il faut que je vous informe que ces deux personnes – Hérvé et Pascale – sont mariées. Ils étaient tous les deux en vacances d’été, et ils avaient envie de se détendre, après avoir travaillé dur pendant quelques mois – Hérvé comme chef du ‘Géant’, et Pascale comme ménagère.

Hérvé était déjà dans le Midi – leur destination de vacances, au sud de la France – quand Pascale lui a téléphoné avec des nouvelles choquantes…

Hérvé: Salut! C’est Hérvé ici, c’est qui à l’appareil?

Pascale: Bonjour Hérvé, c’est Pascale. Je suis desolée de tu le dire, mais j’ai des mauvaises nouvelles…

Hérvé: Qu’est-ce que c’est alors?

Pascale: Quelqu’un a volé ma voiture.

Hérvé: Je ne peux pas le croire… avez-vous informé la police parisienne?

Pascale: Oui, bien sûr. J’ai donné toutes les informations à Monsieur Dupont. Il a dit que ça ne l’étonne pas, puisque Renault est une marque de voiture tellement populaire en France.

Hérvé: Mais où l’avez-vous laissée avant qu’elle ait été volée chérie?

Pascale: Je venais de faire les courses au Géant parisien quand j’ai remarqué que la voiture n’était pas où je l’avais laissée.

Hérvé: Essaie de ne pas trop l’inquiéter – j’ai de la confiance en la police…

Finalement, la police a trouvé la voiture et deux jeunes garçons qui ont avoué au crime. Ils viennent d’un banlieue parisienne – selon la gendarmerie – où les problèmes sociaux sont nombreux: le chômage; le crime; la drogue; et l’abus d’alcool.

Hérvé et Pascale ont passé ‘des journées longues’ sur les plages du Midi… [^]

To establish the context of these two images, I must tell you that the two people – Hérvé and Pascale – are married. They are both on their summer holidays, and both wish to relax after having worked hard for several months – Hérvé as the boss of ‘Géant’, and Pascale as a housewife.

Hérvé was already in the Mediterranean – their holiday destination, in the south of France – when Pascale rang him with shocking news…

Hérvé: Hello! Hérvé speaking, who is this?

Pascale: Hello Hérvé, it’s Pascale. I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but I have some bad news…

Hérvé: What is it?

Pascale: Somebody has stolen my car.

Hérvé: I cannot believe it… have you informed the Paris-based police?

Pascale: Yes, of course. I’ve given all the relevant information to Mr Dupont. He said that he wasn’t surprised, since Renault is such a popular make of car in France.

Hérvé: But where did you leave it before it was stolen, my love?

Pascale: I had just finished shopping at the Paris-based ‘Géant’ when I noticed that the car was not where I had left it.

Hérvé: Try not to worry about it too much – I have confidence in the police…

In the end, the police found the car and two young boys who admitted to the crime. They came from a suburb of Paris – according to the gendarmerie – that is rife with social problems: unemployment; crime; drugs; and alcohol abuse.

Hérvé and Pascale spent many ‘long days’ on the beaches of the Mediterranean… [^]

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34-year-old father of three wonderful children [William, Seth, and Alyssa]. Works as an Assistant Technical Officer in the Sterile Services Department of Treliske Hospital, Cornwall. Enjoys jogging, web design, being a bit of a geek, and supporting Arsenal FC. Obtained a BA degree in English from the University of Bolton in 2008, and has continued to gain qualifications in a diverse range of subjects thereafter.

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