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Exercise #333

Exercise #333: Brainstorm
Posted 9/11/09

The play or movie Fiddler on the Roof has a scene where Tevye and Lazar are discussing something. Tevye thinks it is marriage to one of his daughters, while Lazar thinks it’s about buying Tevye’s cow. The interaction is well-written, usually well-acted and quite funny.

Write a piece where two characters are discussing something, and each thinks it's a different "something" than the other.

Critiquers, consider whether both sides of the conversation are plausible. Does the characters’ confusion make sense?

Word limit: 1200
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