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Title: The Description Challenge
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Sample Description Prompt:

Quote: Wrote:The Stendhal Syndrome is a psychosomatic condition involving rapid heartbeat, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations, allegedly occurring when individuals become exposed to objects or phenomena of great beauty.

A description by Stendhal himself:

Quote: Wrote:“I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Florence, close to the great men whose tombs I had seen. Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty … I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations… Everything spoke so vividly to my soul. Ah, if I could only forget. I had palpitations of the heart, what in Berlin they call ‘nerves’. Life was drained from me. I walked with the fear of falling.”

Basic Challenge:
Write a description of a character experiencing the Stendhal syndrome.

Target: 100 to 300 words.

Honors level:
No Filter words (See, hear, feel, think, touch, wonder, realize, watch, look, seem, etc)

Please remember:
Participation is more important than perfection or following the rules to the letter.
Please feel free to pass on praise or comments about other's exercises, but no critiquing.

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The Description Challenge - by Lord Regent - 02-01-2020, 09:24 PM
RE: The Description Challenge - by Edward - 02-04-2020, 07:50 AM
RE: The Description Challenge - by Other Ager - 02-05-2020, 01:57 PM
RE: The Description Challenge - by Lord Regent - 02-23-2020, 04:21 PM

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