Writing Prompt: Inspiration from Observation
Alright, everyone, here's your first writing prompt! It's based on yesterday's post about observation and is short enough that you can put your response in a comment below if you feel so inclined. I'm interested to see what ideas you come up with!
What's something you noticed this week that you might use in a story someday?
Here's my response to get you started.
a Posh Man and a Red Scarf
At the train station this morning, I passed a man who had a sharp haircut, a nice black coat, a leather briefcase, and this ratted red scarf that was looped twice around his neck but was so thin that it didn't even cover half his neck.
I actually laughed out loud when I saw it (yes, now you all know that I'm a terrible person, but at least there was a window between us, so he didn't hear me). What's the point of wearing a scarf that doesn't actually do its job and keep your neck warm?
But then I thought, maybe his little sister made it for him for Christmas. Maybe his son did. Maybe it's a scarf from his childhood that he considers a lucky charm and is wearing because he has an interview today. Who knows?
One day I'm going to write a character who wears something that seems to clash with his personality or career or whatever but that actually speaks volumes about what's important to him or her.