By Charles Hall, John Parker, and Moika Nduku
Arlington County Detention Facility, July 17, 2023
As part of our creative writing series, our writing teacher Alexa Fleming emphasized the importance of details. For this writing exercise, she told them, center on the importance of employing details in everyday life — how these elements add interest, color, and context; make conversation accurate and interesting; and are imperative in improving memory and focus. Memory and focus, she added, are the two components that are backbones of success.
Just look at the level of detail in their essays: