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Exercise Wednesday: If this is wrong, I don’t think I want to be right

May 15, 2013

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, it seems. (Of course, the “grass” is really just weeds, and there’s an angry pitbull that hangs out over there–not that you can see it from here.)

But it’s a very human feeling to find something attractive where you hadn’t ought to be looking. It could be any object of your affection–a new piece of clothing or electronics you don’t need and can’t afford, a to-die-for pastry when your pants are pretty tight (and not in a sexy way), or even that person who’s just perfect for you–if it weren’t for the other one you’re saddled down with already.

Temptation is a cruel mistress. She will not, as the saying goes, be ignored.

And therein lies the problem. The dress or new electronics gadget costs more than you have. The button holding your pants up could put someone’s eye out if you eat that cream puff. And the other–well, just take a look at the lovely and affable Glenn Close, ladies and gentlemen. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here.)

Today’s assignment is to put your character in just such a situation. Let them take the leap and enjoy the sensually warm water. Then let them discover how deep it is, and how hard it is to get out.

Time limit: 30 minutes

 

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