The Herd Mentality

Click through the below thumbnail to take an up-close look at an intense school of fish.

Translate the clustering of individuals into something that has nothing to do with a school of fish. Free-associate off of the imagery, the herd-like motion, the vast numbers, or whatever gets you going and write a story, a poem, a character sketch, a journal entry, a section of memoir, a travelogue, or anything else that comes to mind. If you prefer to work with the visual, print out the photo, paste it into the center of a large piece of paper, and paste other images around it in whatever way makes sense to you—and see what larger truth emerges from the individual pieces.

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