On the first Saturday of every month, I chair the general meeting of Mesilla Valley Writers here in Las Cruces. For February 7, I've promised a Valentine's Day writing exercise. Members usually write for 20 minutes and then read aloud to the group.
Here's what I have in mind:
A young man has a date with a young woman, but he is afraid to profess his love to her. So he purchases a potion on the Internet that is "guaranteed" to make her fall in love with him. Show us what happens on that date. Does the love potion live up to its promise?
What do you think? Can you suggest any ways to improve this exercise?