While walking my dog last week, I found the most curious thing. If it had been you who found this thing, you probably would not find it curious. The man who passed me on the path while I photographed this thing certainly did not find it curious. I'm sure he found me curious, however -- because I was photographing this thing. But to me, this curious thing was a Big Deal. And before I go any further, here's the Curious Big Deal I found and photographed.
The Curious Big Deal is that tiny wadded-up piece of paper in the lower mid-right corner. To you, the wadded-up piece of paper probably just looks like another fallen leaf strewn about by the breeze. But it's not a leaf. In fact, it's not even a wadded-up piece of paper. It's a wadded-up grocery receipt.
And here's why the wadded-up grocery receipt is a Curious Big Deal: The story I'm currently writing opens with a wadded-up grocery receipt tumbling along a walking path, and then the wadded-up grocery receipt scoots up a boy's leg and lodges in his hand.
Curious Big Deal, indeed, wouldn't you say?
Now, my story's beginning was written months ago, eight to be precise. But isn't it curious how this tiny wadded-up receipt, which is No Big Deal to anyone besides me, flitted across my walking path now? Like a miniature reminder of what a Big Deal writing is to me.
So, I'm curious, have you ever had a Curious Big Deal pop across your path?