On the way home, I passed a truck driven by a very old friend. Someone I haven't talked to in ages. Someone I miss a lot. I briefly thought about turning around to follow, but thought better of it. I came home and wrote these words on Twitter:
I saw a ghost today. Driving a white pickup truck. It made me cry.
I wasn't expecting the following comment by @KevinTCraig in reply: "Great beginning for a novel!!! Just sayin' :-)" (Thanks, Kevin!)
I wasn't thinking about writing the beginning of a novel. I was just emoting. And now I'm thinking.