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Exercise #533

Exercise #533: Self Knowledge
Posted 8/16/13

What’s the most unusual thing you have in your house? Describe it in such a way that we can see it, and tell us why it’s unusual.

Lost? Here’s mine in a nutshell: I just had a cat door installed in my bedroom door. (This is where I would describe it for you.) What’s unusual is that this cat door doesn’t lead outside, it only leads into the hallway. And why, you ask, do I have a totally “indoor” cat door?

Because my two cats drive me batty whenever someone stays the night in my house. They want in the bedroom, then one wants out, then the other wants out, then one wants back in. I get no sleep! So, indoor cat door.

You may show a character tackling this exercise instead.

Critiquers, you might choose to answer these questions for critiquing the piece:

     * Did you catch any spelling errors or other standard proofreading items? If so, note them for the author.
     * Did you find this item to be unusual? Why or why not?

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line:
             SUB: Exercise #533/yourname

Why this is a self-knowledge exercise: Examining what you find unusual may give you some insight into “who” you are.

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