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Exercise #84

Exercise #84: Craft
Posted 12/3/04

Here's a toughie.

Write a scene using no dialog, either external or internal. To make it a little more complicated, make sure you have at least two characters interacting. Your piece does not need to be a complete story, but the reader must be able to understand what's happening between your two (or more) characters.

Can't think of a scene? If you canít find your own, try:
         - two lovers in a restaurant; the music is too loud and they're sitting under the speaker
         - a boy runs into his ex-girlfriend in the supermarket; they parted on unpleasant terms
         - three friends go to a sports game; they're huge fans of the losing team
         - two roommates try to get ready for work at the same time
         - four teens double-date at the senior prom; one's parent is chaperone

Remember it doesn't have to be a whole story. Use characterization with mannerisms, appearance and body language; use action words (avoid -ing); use sensory impressions to show us what the setting is like. No dialog!

Word limit: 1200
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