Tuesday was the first short short fiction class. As it was the first day, and none of the seven brave enrollees had brought any ssf of their own to workshop then and there, we got out early. We did do this exercise where the instructor--a twentysomething woman about whom the jeremy-jury is still out--wrote five sentences on the board and gave us like 10 or so minutes to fill in the blanks. They were:
1. She was the kind of person who ______
2. He always said ______
3. You could spot ______ from a mile away because ______
4. Someday he would ______
5. She always said ______
Try it if you think it is so easy. Don't worry, I'll wait. Come on, no pressure. Tap, tap, tap.