Write On Wednesdays Exercise 20 - Write the words " I thought I saw" at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Don't take you pen off the page (or fingers off the keyboard). Stop only when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.
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So here is my take on it... (part of the ongoing story I'm playing with)
A short pudgy man in a plaid jacket was having a disagreement with a tall thin man in wire-rimmed glasses and a tweed sport coat. The crowd seemed to have split around them, as if the men were forming a dividing line of sorts. The circle of people had grown since she'd last looked out the window. She still couldn't see any of the signs because no one was holding them up. All of the spectators were standing solidly, signs resting in front of them, facing the two men in the center of the circle. Grey drizzle seeped from the clouds and misted everyone, but it didn’t seem to impact the crowd in the least.
Pudgy man's comb-over was blowing in the afternoon's wind. It raised like a giant one-piece hair flap and would settle down once the gust had passed. Wire-rim kept pushing his glasses up on the bridge of his nose with his middle finger. Olivia wondered if the fact he was getting the finger was an irritation to Pudgy or if he even noticed.
Pudgy's face seemed to be turning red. Olivia couldn't tell if it was from being outside in the cold or from his internal combustion chamber of anger. He pointed and gestured, his mouth opening and closing like a gasping fish. In normal circumstances, she might have smiled at the image or possibly even made a mental note about him to share with Matthew as an amusing anecdote. But not today.