But the whole Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/CyberMonday/Fall into Bankruptcy Tuesday in part leads straight to this week's writing prompt:
Write a story about looking for or buying a gift for someone. (Bonus points if the gift in question turns out to be something a normal person wouldn't think of as a gift.)
Ulterior motiveI say "in part" because this prompt comes from another place, too. It was the prompt given at an Indy WordLab event that eventually turned into "The Perfect Gift," a short story that The Saturday Evening Post published in its website.
And remember, if you ever write something based on one of my prompts and publish it online, come back and leave a link to it in the comments!