Different Thoughts.

“It is remarkable that different people will have different thoughts when they look at the same thing.”

-Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room

I love Lemony Snicket, don’t you?

Here’s an interesting exercise to try, based on this quote (I just thought it up, and I’m quite proud of myself.):

Write a scene based on two or more people looking at a single object. They each have different thoughts about it based on their upbringing and personality. What kind of communication mishaps come about through the characters’ assumptions about how other people see the object?

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