Today I’m taking a cue from an online literary magazine called Obsession.
Possible objects of obsession: Bees, high heels, jelly beans, bookdarts, CNN, Star Wars, feta cheese, puppets.
I wrote my creative writing MFA thesis about the human thumb: Thumbs sometimes turn green. They stop traffic. They quilt with needle, thread, and Grandma’s thimble, and they rope cattle and set off explosions in movies. They trigger bows to shoot arrows, and they paddle canoes.
What are you obsessed with? Band saws, bundt cake, politicians’ ties? Make a list of your own obsessions. Choose one and go off. Obsess over your obsession. Obsess a little more. Get it all down in writing.