The nine submissions are listed below. I was very impressed with them. You all did a great job of including everything required in your scenes. A lot of them left me on the edge of a cliff. What's going to happen? Kudos on that aspect. Well done!
Please remember to comment on at least five — more if you have time. Just click that COMMENT thing under the post you want to comment on. Everyone who submits their work in these exercises deserves good and honest feedback from each of us. Remember to tell the writer what you like, and give any suggestions for improvement. Point out any specific areas that could be improved. Our objective is continual improvement. (They call it Kaizen in Japan.) Keep in mind that the comments are only the opinions of other writers. They are offered in a helpful manner.
Comments will be open indefinitely, but try to finish up by 9:00 pm CST Thursday, February 11, 2010. At that time, I will post the details of the contest. Anyone can enter, including those who didn't submit their work for this exercise. Yes. There will be a prize for the winner, determined by you. (The winner, not the prize.) There will also be two Honorable Mentions. No prize, but a round of applause and our eternal respect for your great work.