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Record 3 events from yesterday or today by watching interesting people around you or people doing interesting things. Now, build a scene around the best of the three events, contining the event in whatever direction your mind takes you.

For instance, suppose you observe a child begging his or her mom for candy at the check out register. The mom coddles the child for a while, trying to change the child's focus, and then eventually begins to lose it. At this point you stop observing this ordinary scene and begin embellishing what might happen next in your made up story. Suppose in your made up story a policeman is in front of the mom and child in the long line and the whining child somehow gets a hold of the policeman's gun... what might happen next?


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