Observation is a powerful thing. Quiet contemplation can lead to new ideas, new connections, even resolve that pesky problem when it’s percolating in the back of your brain. People watching in all sorts of locations – festivals, shopping centers, and sporting events are fantastic options – can spark ideas, especially if you play a “what if?” game about the characters you spot. Why did that man have a goat on a leash, anyway?
I can’t speak to what it’s like for extraverts, but I’m assuming it’s a different perspective, probably more vibrant, maybe more focused on the immediate now with a smaller range. Based upon introvert observations, I suspect they’d become good friends with John the goat farmer, who was cleverly using his marketing skills to sell goat milk soap (there was also a petting zoo).
What do prompts bring us? Worlds we didn’t know we had within us, and worlds we develop through observation and questions. So prompt on! And don’t be afraid to join in with a spare.
|Fiona Grey||The leprechauns needed a way to prevent their enemies from finding their convention, but the rainbows kept giving the location away.||AC Young|
|AC Young||The red dragon danced with the white unicorn.||Cedar Sanderson|
|Becky Jones||The stones shifted to spell out…||nother Mike|
|Leigh Kimmel||The door is leaning against its frame. When you pull it open, you see….||Fiona Grey|
|nother Mike||When they lifted the box, the spider escaped.||Becky Jones|
|Cedar Sanderson||…pressed the button and refreshed time…||Leigh Kimmel|
|Spare||The spell to release the creature(s) bound into a standard was one of the more effective in the spellbook of a war wizard.|
|Spare||She’ll be riding six white horses when she comes…|
|Spare||The Tipsy Mango food truck had a porthole to…|
|Spare||Emerging from the fog came the herd.|
|Spare||She drank Coors Light from a wine glass|
|Spare||We had joy. We had fun. We had phasers* set on stun. (*Or other device…)|
See you in the comments, with your created world and characters both!
Header image by Fiona Grey