Ever wonder what might happen should your best-laid pans go awry? Here’s a great little exercise to play around with.
You are on a 40 foot motorboat in the harbor, getting ready to celebrate a friend’s or relative’s birthday with a cruise along the coast. The boat heads straight out into the ocean. When you break into the bridge, there is no one at the helm, and none of the controls work. Write about what happens for 10 minutes, starting now.
What happened out there on the ocean?
(Context of last week’s overheard snippet: I was at a marina, and they were discussing shutting down the engine of a large boat. I had to stop and make sure it wasn’t really what the snippet sounded like. It wasn’t, much to my relief.)