Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise May 14, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Narrative thread.

About today's writing prompt genre: Take the following story aspect and work it into a piece, whether poetry or prose, whether you explore what led up to this place in the story, it begins with the thread, or the thread is merely a tiny aspect of the story that has crystallized around the original image. However you choose to write it, use the following as a jumping off point.

Today's thread is...

The Fire Marshall in your small town begins requiring businesses to keep very odd items in addition to extinguishers and emergency exits and regular fire safety implements.

This could be a study of the slow descent into madness, it could be a milder look at quirky town and the Fire Marshall is just a small aspect of it, it could be a reminiscence of an elderly relative showing the first signs of Alzheimer's, or maybe this Fire Marshall is somewhat prescient and is actually insuring that certain useful items will be there when they're needed. There are dozens of other ways to approach this narrative thread, of course, and if you come up with a good unique one I'd love to see it! Good luck notebooketeers!