I was thinking just now about what it would be like to get stuck in quicksand (some jobs and relationships must be like this…)
Can you imagine the thoughts going through one’s head? First, there is denial, the though that this can’t be happening to you. Logic would then take over and you would try to think of how you can scramble out. Unfortunately, the more you move and the more you struggle, the faster you sink. So, you play back the history and geography lessons and everything you saw on the Discovery Channel about how to get out of it. Look for a branch, call for help. Hold still….
I’m going to leave it there. Write a story about someone stuck in quicksand. What do they do, how do they feel, think, act? Do they get out of it? If so, how? If not, how did they get there in the first place and what are their last thoughts before the sky grows dim and disappears?