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Future Learn

I have been taking a fiction writing course from Future Learn. This website offers free courses in writing, business, history, etc. The have 40 different partners from all over the world, including leading universities and institutions, such as the British Museum. One of the assignments was: Write a paragraph (50 to 100 words) containing one fact and three fictitious elements. Then try the reverse – write a paragraph containing three facts and one fictitious element. This was my entry: 1 Fact 3 Fiction Her husband was having an affair with her cousin. She understood why. They have not had a child in their 15 years of marriage. She desired so much to have a child, and to keep her marriage together. She went to the Church the next day. She knelt at the entrance doors and prayed. She walked with her knees until she reached the altar. That was the prayer, the sacrifice, for fertility, for a child, for a husband who could not wait. She performed the ritual everyday, but it did not work. 3 Facts 1 Fiction …