Today feels like a writing day, so let’s try an exercise together. Write a scene, up to 150 words (no more!), about making a sandwich, but do so in a way that makes the genre clear. I’ll go first. Guess the genre:
She hugged herself. Oh, he loved almond butter. But not just any almond butter. He loved the organic kind, the kind that had one ingredient: almonds. It wouldn’t take her long to pop over the store and buy a jar of organic. She’d make the sandwich just the way he liked it: his favorite bread, two knife-swipes of almond butter, and one generous dollop of strawberry jam. She’d take it to him, and his eyes would light up. He’d smile at her and turn off the TV…
Oh yes. Almond butter.
He wouldn’t even notice the arsenic.