Workshop exercises, June 2015

June 1, 2015

The meteors that rained fell like streams of dreams, and we sat in silence. I watched the balls of light and had to chuckle as I thought of my mother’s fear that a meteor might cream one of us. Don’t come haunting me if a meteor kills you, she said, and I have to move in with the kids and your husband and feed all of them ice cream every night and twice on Sunday.

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June 8, 2015

She walked in, the Louis Vuitton bumping across the door frame, and she stopped at the long table to her left. She dropped her bag on the table and exuded a long audible sigh.

“Can I help you?”

Cynthia jumped, and her heart fluttered. She craned her neck, trying to find the source of the voice. “Hello?”

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June 15, 2015

Sharon insisted that last day that Michael meant what he said. He loved her and wanted her. When Sharon discovered her pregnancy, Michael blanched—probably like Adam just had—but he promised to take care of her. He didn’t know he was promising something that he didn’t have a right to promise.

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June 22, 2015

…a young girl who lived in constant danger learned she could control others. She used her powers for good—and…