Read "Whensday" by Patrick O'Leary. How does the piece flow from idea to idea? How are the ideas unified (or not)? What do you think of the ending?
Exercise (if the story charmed you): Using Mywebspiration, come up with some anecdote that gets you wondering, asking questions. Let that stream from piece to piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) until you come full circle. How will you end it? Will you tie it together or leave it messy?
Exercise: Using Mywebspiration, come up with an anecdote that gets you wondering, asking questions. This time, distill that anecdote to an abstraction. Brainstorm possibilities. Shuffle the order of the anecdotes until they build up to something. Throw out any anecdote that doesn't add up to the conclusion. Feel free to invent anecdotes or how the anecdotes relate, one to another. How will you end it?