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Poor old woman


Write a post entirely in the present tense.

It rains. A lot. It’s a big inconvenience for her. She has a problem with her balance and uses a trolley walker. With both hands pushing the trolley there is no way to use an umbrella too. She needs to go to the supermarket to buy some food. She tries to protect herself with a hood, but by the time she arrives to the supermarket she is completely wet. Her trolley too. She puts her groceries in the trolley’s little basket and, after paying, she begins the way back home. She walks slowly thru the almost deserted streets, where the few people passing by are walking fast under their umbrellas. But she cannot run. She must be careful, go step by step. She doesn’t want to fall. The rain falls implacable over her. Her hair, her hands, her coat dripping.  Finally she arrives home. Sweet, warm, lonely home. All her shopping bags are wet. She carefully unpacks her groceries and puts all in the refrigerator. She changes her wet clothes and shoes and  tries to dry her hair with the dryer as soon as possible. It’s too late. Aaaaatchoo!.  She already has a cold.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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    • It was a good exercise. I like to write in present tense. By the way, great to know about you! thank you for reading and commenting.


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