Go to to a cafe. Listen, observe. Make notes. Be specific: the thinning grey hair; the yapping dachshund; the coffee cups without handles. Read through your notes, highlight words and phrases that interest you. Write these at the top of a new page. Using these as inspiration,
write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.
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