+ Begin a piece by describing an object that a character refuses to throw away.
+ You’ve been dead for ten years. If you somehow were able to return, what would you immediately do upon resurrection? Begin with personal exploration in first person — be honest and earnest. Once you run out of juice, start fictionalizing. You can change names to protect the innocent afterward.
+ Write about the surprisingly dire consequences of not following a common warning (mattress tag? street sign? washing label? it’s up to you!)
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