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  1. Write about building a fire.
  2. You’ve just found out your mother has kept a secret from you. How do you feel?
  3. Write a story about the last person you spoke with.
  4. You just got stood up on a date. How do you feel?
  5. Write a poem or journal entry inspired by what you can see outside your window
  6. What if your mirror started talking to you?
  7. You’re a statue. Describe how you feel. (My personal favourite)
  8. Write about the colours that make you happy and sad.
  9. Imagine you’re in an abandoned house and all of a sudden you hear a noise. Write about what you decide to do.
  10. Your childhood bedroom is still intact after 10 years. Write about your memories in that room.
  11. What makes you sad? and why does it make you sad?
  12. Write about a time you felt scared.
  13. Describe the feeling of being trapped.
  14. Imagine you’re in a new city. What is the first thing you want to visit?
  15. He looked at her and he knew… (continue the story from here)
  16. You think you’re chasing the last vestige of a prehistoric Earth creature, but it turns out to be an alien.
  17. Imagine a woman disappears for three years and returns with psychic powers. Describe her first day back on Earth.
  18. “If I can’t save her then no one else matters.” (continue the story from here)
  19. What are you addicted to? Go into detail about your addiction.
  20. Select a word randomly from the dictionary. What does that word mean to you?
  21. Housework is for everyone, including writers and artists. Write about your everyday housework chores and activities.
  22. Who do you admire and why?
  23. Your close friend or family member lost their home due to foreclosure. Tell their story through a poem or a short story.
  24. You can’t see in front of you because of fog, smoke, or haze. Write about your experience.
  25. What has so much sugar in it that it hurts your teeth just thinking about it?
  26. What numbers or any other figures are important to you and why?
  27. What are some things that you dread doing?
  28. Extreme sports or sports that someone makes up can inspire you to create your own game with your own rules. Write about it.
  29. Your favourite recipe can be turned into a short story. Write about it. You could also write about something abstract, like feelings.
  30. What is your favourite painting and why? Write about it.
  31. When you were younger, you went to a special place. Now that you are all grown up, that place is not special anymore like it once was. Write about it.
  32. Who was the last person you talked to and what was your conversation about? Write about it.
  33. You get caught doing something really embarrassing. Write about it.
  34. You get to interview someone that is either fictional or real. What questions would you ask them?
  35. Write about how you feel about missing someone so bad.
  36. Choose a country or a state that you have never been to but would like to go. Why do you want to visit?
  37. Write about a secret you’ve never told anyone and what is holding you back from doing so.
  38. Write about a childhood memory.
  39. Write about a childhood friend.
  40. Write about a time you felt betrayed.
  41. Write about a time you felt loved and cared for.