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Saturday, June 26, 2010

corner

Today's exercise: Write about someone who is pretending to be someone or something that he is not.

This one's a little bit tougher than yesterday - requires some thinking but here we go...

She saw him standing in the corner, exuding a sense of mystery. People were all moving all around him but no one close enough to engage him in conversation. It was almost as if he were invincible. She wanted to go over and say something but she was never good with trying to be flirty. It usually came out as awkward and forced and almost always ended with the guy offering a polite smile before excusing himself. She glanced around the room, wondering when the guest of honor would finally arrive. She came with her friend, her friend pulling the "I don't want to go to this thing alone because who knows who will be there" card. Again scanning the room, the guy in the corner was gone when her gaze made it back to where he had been standing. Her attention was drawn to the front of the room to the emcee for the party, gesturing to his left. "And now, let's welcome our guest for the evening, Anderson Wilson!" Her jaw dropped slightly as she recognized the man now taking the microphone: the guy who had been standing in the corner.

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