The book itself is simple in design--lined pages with a prompt, and nothing more. But that leaves you lots of room to write in, and that's what this book is all about. The extra comes in the form of a Facebook Page: 365 Things to Write About, and a blog 365ThingsToWriteAbout.com. If you are considering the NanoWriMo challenge (National Novel Writing Month--every November, this group challenges you to write a novel), this book might prove invaluable.
Besides the looming onset of Nano WriMo, if you buy a copy of the book by October 31, 2011, the authors are donating 100% of the their royalties from the sales to the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. So if you are in the market for something like this, don't wait--http://www.amazon.com/365-Things-Write-About-Newman/dp/0983755507.
I'm not going to attempt the NaNo WriMo--I've done that foolishness before, and this year I've got other foolishnessess that I've already launched, lol. I intend to join the 365 Things community though, and maybe do a little more writing.
In that spirit, I blocked out an idea from the first prompt, and spent the day writing a short story.
Usually, my stories tend to the humorous, and I suppose there is an odd humor to this one. But it is the spooky season, and this story is definitely darker than most of mine you've seen.
I misread the prompt at first, seeing '24-hour diner' as '24-hour dinner'. I decided that one could easily lead to the other.
Coming in at 2336 words, unbetaed, and unedited, I give you: