Use these ideas to help you get started writing.
It was an ordinary day, except for . . .
His world was upside down when he awoke.
Describe an imaginary country: its rivers, mountains, exports,
customs, holidays, money, climate, history, and politics.
Describe a punishment you received. What was bad about it?
What was good about it?
Explain the meaning of this saying: "Remember you are
dust, and to dust you shall return."
I woke up, and could not remember my name or where I was. Then
. . .
Our ship approached the beach. The Trojans were waiting for
us . . .
Write a war poem:
(a) glorifying war
(b) condemning war
(c) using war as a metaphor for something else, or
(d) using something else as a metaphor for war.
He walked along the hidden path, making no noise . . .
Write a poem about the masks we wear
Compare yourself to ten different animals.
He knocked on the door. Behind the door, he heard . . .
Choose a random
picture. Write the directions for a process that could result
in that picture.
Write about a time when you messed up but learned something
Explain to a Martian why he, she, or it should like your favorite
The explorer staggered out of the forest, screaming . . .
What is the thing you least want to remember about summer
vacation, winter break, or spring break?
What is your strongest memory of fifth grade?