…you could approach this one in several ways:
- Stream of consciousness record of where you are currently in your notebook.
- Opening up the closest book/magazine on page three, picking up the third word and taking it as your theme, writing anything that comes to mind connected to it.
- Taking the first word you see in your surrounding as a theme and clustering/mindmapping around it, writing up a small freewriting vignette based on it.
For example, as I am sitting in the Costa Café on Brighton beach waiting on my partner, there is a poster right in front of me with the word SLEEPLESS plastered over it. So I take it as my theme word.
My cluster looks like this: SLEEPLESS-GEOFF-LONG NIGHTS- DARKNESS-BEDROOM-SARACENES-BATTLE OF CONSTANTINOPLE- HISTORY LESSONS-LOST-THROWING A DICE-ACCIDENTS AND LUCKY CHANCES
The freewriting vignette based on follows:
Lying sleepless with you by my side. For five months fighting the battle of Constantinople in the dark with flashes of light on the ceiling, and you, the dark Saracene bringing me fried eggs when it gets lighter. The history and life lessons intertwined, hallucinating, wondering if meeting you was one of the lucky accidents or chances…like that time I just threw a dice and got the right answer.
🙂 Share as much or as little as you feel. But try to have a go. And see where it takes you.