Paper (paragraph 1)

Joe’s new editor tapped the lump of glass on his desk, his he-thought clever way of saying the paper could not wait. Suddenly he threw it against the wall by Joe’s shoulder, where it cracked and crashed and smashed into pieces, spilling out its soon-dulled corals. He looked at Joe’s face, the glass on the floor then leaned down and took an identical paperweight out of his drawer. It would be a long night.

Reflex training

For reflex training he held a sheet of A4 paper vertically between his palms, opened them sharply and caught it again. He moved on through 2, 3, 5, 10 sheets. When he got to a whole pack, he dropped it and broke his toe. He didn’t tell anyone.