Write a story for an English-language magazine. You are free to choose any subject and invent any plot, but you have to base your story around at least two of these characters:
- Alice (calculating, persistent)
- Jason (inquisitive, reckless)
- Pat (cheerful; squeamish)
- Clyde (unscrupulous; meticulous)
The adjectives in brackets describe the characters' personal traits. Write your story in such a way that these traits are demonstrated. Do not simply write "Alice was calculating"; describe situations in which her calculating nature manifests itself.
Write 200–250 words.