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Today’s storytelling exercise is an excerpt from my book, Story Drills, which is packed with fiction-writing exercises designed to impart the basic techniques of storytelling.
Today’s exercise is from chapter thirty-five.
It’s called “Motif.” Enjoy!
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Genre: Historical Fiction circa 1950
Word Count: 100
MOONS AND JUNES AND FERRIS WHEELS
Eighteen-year-old Tammy set the cake on the table. “Seventy-five candles, Grammy.”
Phoebe blew with all her might. “Wish James was here to celebrate with us.” Winded, she leaned back and shut her eyes. “We met in 1893. I was your age.
“May I sit here, Miss?”
Phoebe gazed into his startling blue eyes. “Certainly.”
“Think this contraption is safe?”
From their car at the top of the observation wheel, an unheard of 264 feet, she took in the whole fair. Heart pounding, she grasped his hand…
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