Mental Filters

A Pen In Each Hand

By Bellman

John is an auto mechanic. He has the following mental filter:

My time is more important than anyone else’s time. No matter what they say about my intelligence, I know I am smarter than they all are, so they should listen to me.

Bob is an accountant. He has the following mental filter:

Too many people have tried to cheat me. I will never let anyone ever cheat me again.

Now use these filters to write a scene for each character in which the following events occur:

  • The character is in line at a bank.
  • A noise, sounding like a shot, is heard outside.
  • The man standing behind your character, who is wearing a blue coat, suddenly grabs hold of your character’s arm immediately upon hearing the noise.
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