(by chris the cynic)
It is January 2nd, 2016. Apparently I did this exact same prompt on January 2nd 2013. A new year has begun (according to the calendar en vogue in my area) thus giving me a really easy thing to use as a prompt. Beginnings. Last time discussion was about writing beginnings, that is but one of many possible beginning related topics that could be discussed this time.
[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]