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WRITERS! How about we try a little writing exercise?

Using the following three random words, (which I'm selecting by closing my eyes and tapping random pages of a book) create a story of no more than 300 words. Feel free to post your efforts if you desire. There are no winners or losers here, it's just to get you to try and make your work more succinct.

The words are:

Room, turbulence, bloated.

Good luck!
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Thank you, I think, for the entertainment. This was the perfect excuse for procrastination.
I enjoyed creating it, and maybe you'll enjoy reading it!

The Unemployed Librarian

Zero hours, the advertisement claimed.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” he spoke aloud to himself, secretly imagining that he was understood by Calvary, the only other occupant of the room. 
Calvary the goldfish wasn’t actually a goldfish, rather a guppy, and his given name wasn’t Calvary either, rather it was Ichthys, but while explaining the onomatology to his mother, she had taken one look at his bloated form through the refractive glass of the bowl and proclaimed that the guppy resembled a fat seahorse, and — she continued — with such a name, a dyslexic fat seahorse.
Feeling rather clever, he thereafter adopted the moniker Calvary for his only friend.
“What do you think, Cal?”
The fish bug-eyed him, and opened its mouth in a lazy ‘O’.

He cycled into town, locked his bicycle to the library’s railings, and approached the hallowed glass doors. As a boy, the doors were sorcery; life’s first analogy of a window to fantasy, a journey to places where good defeated evil.
Still good, but thoroughly beaten, he pushed open one wing, and the bookscent broiled. Musty turbulence sculpted an image of The Old Man’s skiff, high on a wave; he saw the hot dust from the road outside the courthouse in summer as Atticus arrived; felt the sand in his throat from the dune where Frank watched his brother toll his bell; and peered fearfully into the misty mountain forests, hoping for elves.
“Come for the janitor’s job?”
He nodded, helpless.
“Go past CDs, DVDs, eBooks and then the toilets. Superintendent’s in his office behind the legacy book section.”
“Em, am I allowed to bring fish with me to work?”
“Fish?”
“You know, goldfish, in a bowl.”
“Lord, no. This is a library, for heaven’s sake. Nothing real allowed. ‘Gone digital, see?
Well, hurry up then.”
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Buying a house, working full time, playing tennis, working for a theatre group, producing short film... Kind of stacks up, hence not enough to,e to visit here anymore...

So sorry I can't engage with you, long lost writer friends :)

I'm sure one day I will again when life changes.

Happy writing and living to you all 
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Oh gosh I know those feelings so well +Matt Ewens all the best :-)
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A piece of music I wrote a long time ago about loss....

https://soundcloud.com/matt-ewens/un-amour-qui-depasse
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I listen 2 times,I,m just love your guitar.
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Plymouth Writing Group competition to end soon.

Entries close 11:59pm on 1st Feb.  This is an international writing competition and not only do you have the chance to win £250 in prizes, but also for the top 5 stories to feature in our next published anthology.  More details on my local writing group website:

http://plymouthwritersgroup.co.uk/pwg-competition/

If you'd like to see our first anthology, take a look here: http://plymouthwritersgroup.co.uk/anthology/
PLYMOUTH WRITERS GROUP OPEN WRITING COMPETITION 2014/15 The Plymouth Writers Group relocated to the Plymouth Arts Centre in Looe Street, Plymouth in March 2014.  This competition reinforces their i...
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BOOM!!!!!

Not long now before entries close for the hottest writing competition on planet earth!

http://plymouthwritersgroup.co.uk/pwg-competition/

Enter or miss this once in a lifetime chance!

Is that bigging up or what!
PLYMOUTH WRITERS GROUP OPEN WRITING COMPETITION 2014/15 The Plymouth Writers Group relocated to the Plymouth Arts Centre in Looe Street, Plymouth in March 2014.  This competition reinforces their i...
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New flash!!!

Only 2 weeks to go before our writing competition ends on 1st Feb.  Get your entries in for the chance to win £250 in prizes and be published in our next anthology.

http://plymouthwritersgroup.co.uk/pwg-competition/
PLYMOUTH WRITERS GROUP OPEN WRITING COMPETITION 2014/15 The Plymouth Writers Group relocated to the Plymouth Arts Centre in Looe Street, Plymouth in March 2014.  This competition reinforces their i...
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The winners have been announced from our writing competition here at Plymouth Writers Group, well done to the winners:

http://plymouthwritersgroup.co.uk/pwg-competition/
PLYMOUTH WRITERS GROUP OPEN WRITING COMPETITION 2014/15 Results for the PWG International Short Story Competition 2015. The Plymouth Writers Group is delighted to announce the winners of their 2015...
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Pleasure glad you did well.
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I'm Matt and I play guitar and write music.

Here's a piece of original music I wrote a long time ago...

https://soundcloud.com/matt-ewens/un-amour-qui-depasse
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Cheers +rurounisld
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Only 4 days to go before our new writing competition closes it's writing doors: http://plymouthwritersgroup.co.uk/pwg-competition/

This open international writing competition represents a great chance for up-and-coming writers to see their work in print and win some cash!
PLYMOUTH WRITERS GROUP OPEN WRITING COMPETITION 2014/15 The Plymouth Writers Group relocated to the Plymouth Arts Centre in Looe Street, Plymouth in March 2014.  This competition reinforces their i...
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New flash!!!

Only 2 weeks to go before our writing competition ends on 1st Feb.  Get your entries in for the chance to win £250 in prizes and be published in our next anthology.

http://plymouthwritersgroup.co.uk/pwg-competition/
PLYMOUTH WRITERS GROUP OPEN WRITING COMPETITION 2014/15 The Plymouth Writers Group relocated to the Plymouth Arts Centre in Looe Street, Plymouth in March 2014.  This competition reinforces their i...
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I had lessons with Mike for around a year or so and it's a shame that life got in the way as I was enjoying the lessons, which were always a challenge. Mike taught me gypsy music, strumming techniques as well as trying to sort out my unusual self-taught picking technique. Towards the end of my lessons I was trying to learn Strunz & Farah, who are exceptional guitarists. Mike knows all the music theory and is a friendly and welcoming person, he'll encourage you to further your playing ability and improve. I would certainly recommend Mike as a guitar teacher.
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