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Exercise #56

Exercise #56: Self Knowledge
Posted 5/18/04

For this exercise, think of the various institutions and find one which you feel strongly about. Hospitals, insane asylums, prisons...? Do you hate prison food? Love the atmosphere in a hospital?

Now imagine what it would be like to be in one. Perhaps you have first-hand experience. What kind of sights and scents would there be? What types of things would you do there? What's the general feeling of the place?

Got it? Now write your piece. Create a character, and put your character in the institution. Let us follow him/her around for an hour, a day, a month. Show us what it's like.

For privacy's sake, you have the option to use a different place for your character than the one you thought of; the pre-work was just to set the mood.

Word limit: 1200
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