>Imagine an ice skating rink that appears in your backyard every night, regardless of the season, then disappears at dawn. Write about when you discovered it and what happened next.
>In 300-500 words, write about a young gymnast representing her country in the Olympics. What is her life like behind-the-scenes? What does she think and feel? How does she act once the cameras are gone?
>What would it be like to drive into a lake (or river or sea)? How would you react? What would be your first thought? Second thought? Think about it and then write the scene in 500 words.
>A person drowns him or herself in a lake. Why? What happened to lead to that end? Write his or her story in any word length.
>A baby is born and says, “Hello. My name is….” Write what happens from there in about 500 words.
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>A woman walks around town with a parrot on her shoulder. In about one page, write a scene where the woman bumps into a new neighbor. What does the parrot say? What does it reveal about its owner to the new neighbor?
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>On a beach, lifeguard chair marked ZOE vertically on the side is empty. Who sits in this chair? And where is he/she? Write a scene in 300 words.
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