Writing Exercise 5

09 Oct

Write one to two paragraphs about something physical. It can be an action, a thing, a gesture – anything at all, as long as it’s physical.

Everyone was talking in the back of the restaurant, the rain falling as the employees huddled underneath the over hanging roof to smoke their cigarettes and complain about their work. I was the only one who was silent, my attention drawn to a little cigarette butt caught in the cracks of the pavement. Water filled the little crevice, the butt trying desperately to float up to the top, but continually pushed back down by a steady stream of drops trickling from the edge of the roof.

Drip. Drip. Drip. The poor cigarette butt tried in vain to remain afloat, getting only a gasp of air every half second. I considered stepping in, putting my foot in the way of the drops, allowing the cigarette butt an escape from its water torture. Drip. Drip. Drip. I let the butt drown. 


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