Oh, this cannot be a good sign…
So, as many of my regular readers know, I occasionally entertain dreams of being a professional writer. Toward that end, I have a massive library of non-fiction books about writing. In fact, my current “bathroom reading” is The Writer’s idea Book, by Jack Heffron. Here’s the most recent writing prompt I read, on page 62, with some added emphasis:
Talk to family members in search of a mysterious relative from the past: someone who struck out on his own and was never heard from again; someone who lived modestly and died with a surprising amount of money; someone who abrubtly left a marriage, someone who lived alone and rarely visited anyone in the family. Imagine a life for this person, the details, based on what you know but pushing beyond into the realm of fiction.
Oh, God, I’ve become a writing prompt….