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The Dropping of [L]eaves

I love catching snippets of conversations. Sometimes these are indicative of relationships or characters.

An elderly couple stroll down the street and the woman remarks to the man, “Well, I don’t know what you do to make it that dirty! I mean, mine doesn’t get that dirty.”

Sometimes they are surreal, and slightly worrying.

“Really?” says one student to another. “Because I drink blood, you know.” (I’m sure that’s what he said…)

Recently I was in a bar which was empty except for a group of awkwardly adorable guys who were playing a storytelling game. Snatches of the story found their way to the bar stool where I was sitting.

“And then,” exclaimed one of the guys, “they stopped growing into trees and grew into creatures.”

There now. If that isn’t a good writing prompt, I don’t know what is. Take that in whatever direction you like, and let us know what you come up with.

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