Writing Prompt 8/6/13

Your character’s job probably influences how he thinks. For example, if he is a pet groomer, he probably thinks in terms of breeds, and that fluffy creatures are like people. Likewise, a car mechanic probably looks at the world in terms of how parts fit together and know the insides and outs of a rack and pinion system. Creating the illusion of inside knowledge enriches your characters and story. Here’s the challenge: your character is leaving one job for a new job. He still looks through the lens of the old job as he adjusts to the new one. What kinds of mixed imagery result?

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