Performing Prose- “Footing” Exercise

Hello Fred,

Lately, I have noticed that my food goes missing. For instance, last night I woke up and found a donut missing from the box. I have reason to suspect it was her. There were crumbs on the ground that led a path into your room. Interestingly enough, I heard your door creak open in the middle of the night and footsteps to and from the kitchen and back into your room. If you could please have her stop eating my food, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

The social space between the reader and the writer is familiar. The way I started the letter with “hello” and ended it with a simple “thank you” implies that. I have also established a tone in this paragraph. My character is angry, upset, yet polite about her request. The physical space allows for Fred himself know exactly who Rhonda is referring to, his dog. However, the reader may have imagined it to be a person. Next, the cinematic sentence regarding the crumbs has the camera lens focus on the crumbs leading to the room. My goal is to improve my ability in creating a passage with footing. I can work on that by pointing out the footing in the next passages I come across.