While I’m a people-watching aficionado, I’m not a fan of crowds – not the type where you have to push your way through, simply to get from one place to another. This week I invite you to submit your character to that scenario, adding the stress of a time-sensitive goal to the mix.
Quite simply, consider the sheer numbers and variety of people who wait at, or amble through a busy corner of a city. Then take your character and give them an annoying, worrying or even life-and-death mission or chore to achieve. Drop them in the centre of the mass of people, all of whom have their own immensely important aims in mind, and see how they cope. What will the cracking point be?
If you create something prompted by this, please let me know by sending an email to judydarley(at)gmail.com. With your permission, I’d love to share it on SkyLightRain.com.