There is a deliciously provocative line in The Killers‘ song “Human.”
Sometimes I get nervous when I see an open door.
Whenever I hear this line, questions pop into my head. Why do open doors make the singer nervous? (I don’t necessarily take this to mean the literal singer, Brandon Flowers, but, like in literature, the narrative singer of the song.) What’s going on through the open door? Why is the nervousness only there some of the time? The line makes the imagination streak naked through the streets.
It’s also the sort of line that can hook a person into a story, thus it makes a great writing prompt.
If you’ve got nothing better to do, have a go at it.