This week, you are going to be a writer. Of course, you are already a writer, but this time, you are not just going to write a story. You are going to be a writer in your story. You have tried writing various genres and every one of your submissions has been rejected without comment; that is, except one. Oh, that one did get rejected, but the editor recommended that you try observing people more closely – get inside their heads, and that may help you to develop more believable characters. That sounds like good advice, and you decide to begin today while you’re shopping at the Discount Mart.
So far, everyone there has been numbingly ordinary. While you wait in the Express Checkout, you glance in the cart of the person in front of you. The checker doesn’t bat an eye since she’s focusing on the new bag boy at Register 7, but you? You find this person’s purchases very suspicious. Okay. You’ve observed closely. Now, you need to get inside their head, but how? You know how. Follow him/her wherever.
Prompt: Tell us what the items were that disturbed you, and what did your surveillance of their purchaser reveal?
Word Count: 1,500 or less
Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015
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