For this week, I want you to do an exercise I found in a book. It’s called Lost Loves.

You have to write about someone you have lost, not necessarily because they died. It’s just that they were part of your life and now they aren’t.

Write about a time when you were together. This can be a fleeting moment, a particular incident or a longer period of time. 

Then imagine a scene when you come back together. Represent this as a conversation. What do you say to each other? 

Please don’t make anything up for this one. It’s supposed to be factual. 

Next time, May 24, we will take this autobiographical material and turn it into a short story in the third person, using all the techniques of fiction. 

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