Writing Exercise: Write a closely observed description of a common gesture or physical action.



Mr. Simnik finished the morning announcements. Molly faked a congenial smile even though no one was looking her direction. As she exhaled with a tiny sigh, her back released it’s usually perfect positioning as her shoulders fell forward slightly. Gracefully, she lifted her right arm off her lap. She silently rested her delicate elbow on her desk. Her body flowed like a ballerina as her elegant torso shifted to the right and her soft chin barely hovered over the tips of her lily white knuckles like a butterfly landing on a flower. Clearly, this was disappointing news for Molly.

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