The next time you go out on the town, keep an eye out for shop signs that are next to each other and could be combined in strange and interesting ways. For example, this morning I saw a sign that on the top said “Carlson’s Donuts” and on the bottom said “Thai Kitchen.” Of course it was actually listing two separate establishments, but how much more interesting would it be to have one of the following establishments:
- Carlson’s Donuts and Thai Kitchen
- Carlson’s Thai Kitchen
- Thai Donut Shop
- Carlson’s Thai Donut Shop
All of those are much more unusual signs that would probably herald a rather unique establishment. Find a couple of signs to string together in a new way, one that suggests something a little (or a lot!) out of the ordinary. Then free-write about this establishment, or use it as the setting for a piece of fiction.