Q; A 20 minutes timed writing task; In 200 words or less write a monologue from the point of view of the security guard or police officer who caught your shoplifter,
“Yes well I’m sorry sir but it’s still stealing. If you have 30 pink cardigans already do you really think this one is necessary.
I’m not out to make an example of you, hell, I don’t think I could keep a straight face reporting it to the special constable. What an absurdity, 83 years old man stealing a pink cashmere cardigan off a sales rack.
Gee! Just look at it, its seen better days, kicked around the floor, no wonder the tag came off, look, just look at that hole, what a travesty, cashmere as well my misses would have a lot to say about washing that.
Well sir, mind you don’t put it in the tumble dryer and I’ve not seen a thing. Not that I’m aware of the cameras blind spot near the escalator but I’ve just got to check the men’s changing room. Would you be a good chap and see that old cardi back to where it belongs. Thank you.”