One good thing about being in school was that I wrote more frequently: often for assignments, but also to follow my own creative impulses. I have not written as much in the past few years (other than one script for a play that I revisit from time to time, but still haven't finished). This Thing will hopefully provide some additional motivation to flex my writing muscles.
I have always admired the well-crafted short story (whether it be presented as a narrative, or as a short film or play). I ran across a draft of a short story that I began several years ago, and I am hoping to finish it, or failing that, start from scratch. I'll let you know how it goes. If it goes well, you might actually get to read it.