Workshop Exercises, November 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!

November 4, 2013


“I heard her husband.  He was shouting and screaming that this wasn’t his child, that surely his wife must have been unfaithful and that the daughter was a product of that unholy situation.”

“With all due respect, my husband, he probably wouldn’t say that if the baby had been a boy.”


November 11, 2013


She went to her desk and ran her finger down the patient list for that day.  Lois had managed her boss’ schedule since he launched his private solo practice 15 years earlier, and they had fallen into an easy working rhythm.  That rhythm had given Dr. Grant the idea to employ Lois’ help with the painting when he’d decided to purchase it and place it in the waiting room.  It hung facing the sofas where patients sat and pressed their knees together in mild anxiety before they saw him.


November 18, 2013


Taking a deep breath, she opened the door.  Even the hinges functioned quietly, not infringing on Andrea’s morning.  She took off her coat and hung it on the hook behind the door.  Rolling up her sleeves, she went to the table where her paints waited in quiet anticipation.

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