Write the same sentiment thirteen different ways: “It was cold this morning,” “I woke up to a snowman leaning over my bed,” “This morning my thermostat registered Republican,” etc.
Think of the person who means the most to you in the entire world: not necessarily romantically, but someone you love with all your heart. Now, dress them for their funeral.
Write a family history for your future spawn, but make it historically inaccurate and filled with hyperbole.
Poetically turn down an invitation from someone.
Write a love letter to a fictional figure from literature (Tom Sawyer, Hester Prynne, The Grinch, etc.).
Write a love letter from a character from a movie, book, TV show, comic, etc. to a character from another media source. You may not write a love note back and forth between two media with the same foundation (i.e. Frodo from the Fellowship of The Ring movie to Sam from The Fellowship Of The Ring book, or from someone in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep to Blade Runner).
Write about the first letter, word, sentence, or story ever written down.
“It’s always possible to wake someone from sleep, but no amount of noise will wake someone who is pretending to be asleep.”
“A week after his wife died, my father wrote the first piece of writing he’d written in thirty-five years. As in, he hadn’t written letters, e-mails, journals, anything but grocery lists and reminders. Knowing this, his wife wrote her own eulogy, and a Death Letter (she’d been terminally ill for a while, so she’d prepared goodbyes for many of the people in her life), and left it for him to find. One of the things she mentioned was that she wished my father had written to people as easily as he’d talked to people. So my father took out an ad in the local paper and wrote a goodbye to his wife.”
Write something your father might write to you, had he not communicated with you for thirty-five years.
Write a poem based around a completely fictional fact or set of facts about an animal.