Me? I could make whole movies. Heck, when I was younger and dating, I wrote whole scenes about my love interests. Where was he? Who was he with? And why didn't he call when he said he would? Misinterpret a colleague's email sand suddenly we've got an entire saga on our hands. Who said what to whom? Can you believe it? And by the way... the walls are going to cave in.
I imagine my movies will only get longer and more dramatic as my boys get older and aren't home, safely tucked in bed by 8:00 p.m. Such is life as Leading Lady turned Supporting Actress.
Creativity in the absence of information. That is the focus of today's post.
My office is located in the Physical Education Building (PEB) at the University of North Texas. About two of every five days that I've walked in the building this summer I notice three piles of folders (three - not two or five, but always three) against the wall.
No one is ever around the folders, though a class is usually in session down and across the hall from where the stacks sit (approximately 40 feet). Two garbage cans are also in the hallway, suggesting if someone meant to discard the folders, there was a place to do so.
P.S. When I walk back down the hallway, around lunch time, the folders are always gone.
What do you think? Exercise your creativity today, by creating a story in the absence of one.
Who do the folders belong to? What are they used for? Why are they there some days and not others? Where do they go when they disappear?
Create a movie, but do it with flair. Don't fill in the gaps with mundane, practical, and highly plausible scenarios. Stretch your imagination and give us something juicy or at least a cliff hanger of sorts.
Signing off until tomorrow...