One of the writing exercises I do to is to take another author's sentence and then reword it. It can be fun (in an authorly sort of way). Let's see how many different versions we can make. Feel free to be verbose, succint, short or serious -- whatever.
Today's sample comes from James Rollins' action thriller, "The Judas Strain."
ORIGINAL: He spotted a glow ahead, flickering.
I'll go first. Here's my version: The man distinguished a twinkling gleam.
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