A WRITING PROMPT FROM THOMAS HEISE

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This week's prompt comes from Thomas Heise, author of Moth; or, how I came to be with you again.

THE EXERCISE: PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHY

Write a description of an object or a landscape, but instead of aiming for straightforward realistic description, infuse the scene with deep emotional coloring that is revealed indirectly. In other words, create a psycho-geography that reflects back on the inner state of the narrator or character.

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