Practice paragraphs

1. They waited by the door. A little worse for wear from last year’s winter, but there they were, leaning on each other to stand. The soles were perfect but the color had faded a bit from bright red to more of a tired red. The rain boots had held their own against the weather before…could they do it again?

2. Jumping up from her seat by the door, Sandy grabbed the phone from the wall.


            “Are you ready?”


            “We’ll be there in three minutes.”

            “Who is this?”

            Click. Dial tone.

Three minutes later, there is the sound of breaking glass and a heavy thud. Sandy races to the phone to call for help but the line has been cut. She knew she had to act quickly. There was no way those Ladies Auxiliary nuts were going to get her Grandma’s lemon bar recipe.


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