As my writing pal and I sat in the café, we didn't see anyone (as we call them victim, target or body) walking on the street. We went to Plan B to find the trigger for the next exercise: read a random sentence from a book. It was "All of this was elementary and the most interesting question...?" We were to fill in the blank and write for 10 minutes.
All of this was elementary and the most interesting question was why.
Jack wanted to know why the mayor had refused to put up a stop sign after the public works and deputy mayor had refused.
Frank asked why he had gone to his his car just then. He could have waited for the hot coffee in his thermos instead of abandoning his intersection three minutes early.
Mrs. Miller the fifth grade teach asked why she hadn't paid more attention to Billy.
Alexandria asked why any mother would let an eight-year old go to school by himself. She'd called the child protection agency, but didn't know the outcome.
Darren asked why his friend wasn't in class.
The mayor asked why he hadn't listened about the sign.
Jason asked why he hadn't slowed at the intersection.