Make a List by Kathy Gates

Prompt: The List | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Women’s Fiction
Three people sat around a glass-topped coffee table. The younger woman fingered her wedding ring, the man stared at the older woman. She smiled encouragement, willing him to speak.
Laura studied her first ‘relationship’ clients, So much for being a good listener, nothing to… She rallied herself. ‘Jason, Neve.’
The younger woman glanced up, her closed expression confirming Laura’s first panicked impression: She’s here under sufferance, this is probably a waste of time. Still, needs must. ‘Let’s start with an exercise, to help us get to know each other.’ She offered notepads and pens. ‘What I’d like you to do is make a list—’

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