Q; A 20 minutes timed writing task; In 200 words or less write a monologue from the point of view of a shop lifter,
“Tell me, what did you expect me to do? It was as if you had left it out just for me, as if you knew, knew like only fate or God could have known. Honestly officer I’ve never done shoplifting before, not even as a kid.
But there it was, unbelievable, lay in wait I even saw it fall off the hanger in slow motion, the way things do in movies. The security tag broke off when it fell to the floor, truly it did, and I just picked it up.
As I held it in my hands I could feel its soft warmth, just like moms, just as I can remember her in those last few days. It’s even the same shade of pink and everything, look.
Please don’t look at me like that officer its true. For years I have looked for a cardigan exactly like moms I’ve brought about 30 already in my search. Yet this is the one none can compare, it even smells like her a little too, here sniff. It’s the only one left I had to risk it.
I’m sorry I know I shouldn’t have just bagged it with my carrots and lettuces but it’s not like I can make a run for it at the age of 83.”