Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday prompt: #14 2013

Have you ever played the game of looking at people you don't know, and you come up with their back stories?  That is what you are going to do today. 

What's her back story?
Character's current situation:  Her name is Ruth, newly divorced raising a seven-year-old son on her own.  Timid, small boned and stoop shouldered, she has finally found a job at a local window and door mill.  Her first experience for the night is to stack blocks of wood being trimmed to a precise length by an experienced chopsaw operator.

How did she get to be here?  What is her story?  What caused the divorce?  What made her once stand proud?  Does she lack education, confidence, family support?  What did she used to want more than anything else in her life?

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