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This week I was in San Francisco, for the day job. I had to stay at a hotel pretty far from downtown, but luckily, the company provided free buses into the city.
On Wednesday, the traffic was pretty awful when I was going in. The little signs that tell you how long it will take to get to downtown? All the other days it had been less than 10 minutes. On Wednesday, it was more like 45.
This was after we’d already been on the bus for over 30 minutes.
So I had a lot of time on my hands.
Recently, I’ve been doing some long-range planning, what I want to write. I have a whole bunch of novels that I already have sketched out.
On this extra long bus ride, I started listing out all the short stories.
Then, I started poking at one.