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Here's the beginning of a famous short story, I Stand Here Ironing, by Tillie Olsen: I stand here ironing, and what you asked me moves tormented back and forth with the iron.

Whether you've read this wonderful story or not, try to continue a story or scene based on this sentence, which comprises the entire first paragraph. Mimicing the original author's style, show this (ironing) character through his/her internal monologue, actions, and possible dialogue with other characters.

YOUR TURN!! . . . .YOUR TURN!! . . . .YOUR TURN!! . . . .YOUR TURN!! . . . .YOUR TURN!! . . . .


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