First things first: I'm really missing everyone around here!
I know it seems like I haven't been to your blogs - but I have, I promise. The place I'm staying is a detached apartment [off a house] and all the walls make it hard for the connection to keep steady. I can't tell you how many times I've written out a comment, only to go offline when I hit post. Very frustrating. I think I commented on 15 blogs the other day, and 3 went through. It took over an hour :(
This months exercise at the Comupuserve forum was not only fun, but it gave me a much needed push in the writing arena. Woot. I have done no writing since I've been in FL - until this. (I have only an ancient laptop here and it takes a while for the cursor to catch up to my writing sometimes - only to prove that half of the letters I typed were missed.) This scene jumped out at me and I wrote it down zip-a-dee-do-da - well as zip as this dinosaur would allow. Grr. Anyway, I thought I'd share.
This is about 8 years into Kasia and Jake's marriage - and written solely for the exercise.
Instructions for the X: Character A enters room with Y(object). Character B will stop at nothing to get what A has. End scene at B winning, with devastating consequences for A.
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