Writterific Lesson 2 Assignment – Use the highlighted phrase as the opening line of a story. Use dialogue and incorporate a twist in the ending.
August 21, 2006
Pat knew for a long time that a clairvoyant gift was a blessing. She first found out about her abilities when she was 8 years old. Pat and her mother were walking in Manhattan when Pat saw a young man in a business suit striding quickly toward them. Pat looked at her mother and said, “Mommy, you had better give that man your handkerchief.”
Pat’s mother said,” Whatever for, Patricia, dear.”
“Because of his bloody nose, Mommy.” Pat responded.
Sure enough, the man tripped on the sidewalk and landed face first on the ground. Pat’s mother handed him the cloth to stem the flow of blood from his nose.
Ever since that day, Pat had the uncanny sense of knowing what would happen. She was not surprised to make the cheerleading squad in high school. She knew that she would attend Columbia University as soon as her application was in the mailbox. When she spotted David sitting on a bench in the park, she felt that he would be the man she married. Today, when she walked through the doors of Park & Hurst, she knew she would get the job. She smiled brightly at Mr. Greene through the hour long interview, answering one inane question after another. After all, Pat would have his job in a month after he was fired for embezzlement.