~An Exercise in Description~ Description can be one of the trickiest parts about writing, because the best descriptive writing requires one of the hardest skills to master: Show, don't tell. But, the only way to become better at anything is to practice! So, for your enjoyment and edification, a descriptive challenge~ This exercise draws inspiration from a descriptive exercise that can be found in “The Art of Fiction” by John Gardner. The instructions for this particular rendition of the exercise are quite simple: Describe an old airplane (or other old mechanical method of transportation, such as a car, train, or boat, if planes do not pique your fancy) as seen from the perspective of a person who just lost their job and is facing eviction. Do not mention work (which includes the former job), money, the economy, or a search for shelter. That's it! Write as much or as little as you like, in whatever depth you please. If you would like critiques from those reading, myself included, please specify that somewhere in the post. Otherwise, only good things will be said! Enjoy!