Workshop Exercises, April 2013

Below are the links to the Workshop exercises from this month.  Check out the excerpts, and then click on the date to read the full exercise.  Enjoy!

April 1, 2013

Excerpt:

“I’m talking about losing my father in the 9/11 attacks,” he said quietly.  “I’m talking about understanding that it was those filthy Muslims who ruined my life.  They took my dad, and they made my mother go into depression.  I was eleven years old.  Eleven!  How do you think I handled everything by myself at eleven?!”

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April 8, 2013

Excerpt:

I saw Michael look at me, but I ignored him.  Most people usually look at me like that the first time they meet Mark, although I don’t know what they have to feel sorry about.

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April 15, 2013

Excerpt:

Suddenly I started hearing…I don’t know, thoughts!  I could hear what was inside of everyone’s heads.  They were all thinking one version or the other of the same thing: that Will needed to get a life and a spine (and the order of that didn’t matter) and that they would do anything to get out of the meeting.

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April 22, 2013

Excerpt:

Suddenly I find myself in the corner.

Cowering; crying;

Wondering if I have anything of value to give.

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April 29, 2013

Excerpt:

But how do I ignore this? she thought , brushing her purse as if she could touch the photograph.  Now that I know, how can I go back to my life and have it be “normal” anymore?  And what about the babies?

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