Left Reminders fiction exercise

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Left Reminders fiction exercise

You have just stepped into a lounge in a bar where you and the bartender are the only people. The bartender has not had a chance to clean up yet so everything is as it was when people left. You were supposed to meet someone here but clearly they have gone. Who were you supposed to meet? What have they left behind that lets you know that they were there? What is something that person always does, a telltale sign that they have been there – lipstick on a glass, a napkin folded a certain way, remnants from a pipe – that aggravates and endears you to them as the same time? As you write in your writing journal, describe the details of the room as well as the details of the person. Make everything on the page come to life.

   

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