A new exercise for this week is about time with friends. Describe one specific vivid experience shared with friends or a friend.

The friend you pick should ideally be someone other than a family member or a lover. You might focus on a friend you still see regularly, or one you haven’t seen for a long time. A friend you have lost, or one who lives right next door. They can be any age, and the story can be recent or old.

No need to spell out how the particular experience with that friend signified something grand or important. Just immerse yourself and the reader in the experience at that time, as it happened. The moment you describe can be unusual or it can be ordinary. Your language might be excitable or regretful or peaceful. Focus on describing the concrete details of the experience, and painting the scene with words so the reader can visualise it.

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