I wrote a long post about the incident outside the Kentucky Senate debate, but decided to post it at Calling 'Em Out. Check it out, if you wish.
I picked this exercise up from Pia, whose treatise of it can be found here. You're given one word, and from there, you write for a minute. Then stop. Here's mine:
It'd been a year since he'd been to Revere Beach during the day. It was better at night. Empty sands were better company than the sun worshipers. The frigid water extended endlessly towards what passed for a starry sky around here. He shivered as he felt his knees go numb. No, he thought. Not tonight.
He wondered where he'd say he was as he trudged slowly back toward the shore.