I’m not by nature a physical list maker. All those little pieces of paper get lost on my desk, scrunched up on the bottom of my purse, or forgotten in my coat pocket. Instead, I keep a running tally of tasks in my head. Usually it works. But right now I’m on staycation. And I’ve got a gasptacular amount of things to do. Maybe a written list or two might help.
So for today’s prompt, think about your main character and the things they need to accomplish. Are they a list maker? Methodical and organized? The kind to wing it and hope they don’t forget anything? Somewhere in between? Think about ways that this could be used to increase tension and/or conflict. For a list maker, what would happen if they lost the paper with their tasks on it? Could they still function? Would they panic? Would the non-list maker cope with almost everything, but discover they forgot to do the most important item?