When I worked in television news, I often had to produce two or three versions of the same report. I loved having the opportunity to begin the story in different ways. It was a chance to use a new image, a fresh quote, or a striking piece of natural audio. But the key facts in the report remained the same, whether they dealt with a crime, or an election, or a medical breakthrough. This piece of flash fiction is centered around one key element, which is the laundry room, but I started playing around with where and how to begin the tale. Ultimately, that process became part of the storytelling itself.
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