Last week’s #FoodFictionFriday assignment was rather involved and a couple of us hit Instagram’s word limit (me included!). So this week we’re going to take a field trip away from our computers and phones.
Next time you’re at the grocery store, observe a person and his or her cart. What’s in there? How do the items relate to one another? How is the person acting? Then, using your observations, extrapolate a fictional snapshot of this person’s life and how they are going to use those items.
Explore all the possibilities. For example, you might observe a couple at Costco buying a cartful of bottled water and eggs. Maybe they own an omelette food truck. Or maybe they’re running an egg drop competition. Or maybe they’re going to let the eggs rot, then will use them at a protest (which is thirsty work). Once you’re done brainstorming, pursue the story that revs you up the most.
Whether you consider yourself a “writer” or not, I’m sure you’ve done this before. We are more creative than we think. Exercise those muscles and join us! What do you think the couple was doing with all those eggs and water bottles??? 🤔🤔🤔
P.S.: From now on, I won’t be posting assignment highlights on the blog, only the assignments themselves. The community exists on Instagram, and it stopped making sense for me to separate the stories from their main platform/community. So, to really follow along, follow me at @jessica_tom, where I post assignments every Monday and re-post pieces from the community in my stories every Friday. Follow the hashtag #FoodFictionFriday to see all the magic that’s been happening thus far!