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Creative Writing Prompts Part Five [201-250]
Imagine being the first explorer to enter an ancient Egyptian tomb.
Describe what happens, how you feel and what treasures you find.
If you saw a woman being mugged in the street by people bigger and stronger than you, what would you do?
Describe the scene and explain your actions.
Imagine you are placed in control of a button and told not to press it.
Describe your actions and thoughts, and if you press it, describe what the button does.
Imagine you are about to undertake a long car journey.
Describe the things you would take for the journey and why you would bring them?
Imagine you've invented a magic potion.
What would the potion do and why would people want to take it?
Think about your closest friend or group of friends.
What interests do you share and how are your personalities the same?
Describe your perfect evening.
What would you do and who would be there?
If there was no such thing as work or money, and you always had food, how would you spend your days?
What is the worst job you could imagine doing and why?
How would you feel in your day to day life?
Invent a mundane and repetitive task.
Imagine what somebody who was doing it would be thinking.
Think of an original and unusual use for wood and explain it.
Would it be functional or strictly for recreation?
If people invented robots and they learnt how to create other robots, what would they make?
How would they differ from human-made robots?
Imagine you are God, and are deciding what the human body would look like.
Describe your redesigned version of the human body and why it would be better than the original human body.
Imagine you are a circus performer about to be fired from a cannon.
Describe the scene leading up to the fuse being lit and how you are feeling.
If you could become invisible for one hour, but never again, what would you do?
Explain why you chose to do it over other possibilities.
If you were rewarded for somebody else's work, what would you do?
Would you confess or keep the glory for yourself, and why?
If you could only talk to one person for the rest of your life, who would you choose and why?
Would you ever run out of things to say?
Describe your perfect garden and what would be in it.
Explain why you have chosen those specific features.
If you could only eat one vegetable for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Think about the worst punishment you've ever received.
What did you do and did you deserve it?
Imagine if humans were the only animal on planet earth.
How would the world be different?
Invent a new use for magnets.
Describe how you would use them and how it would make your life easier.
Think about the longest traffic jam you've ever been in.
Describe how you felt when you were stuck and then when you finally got moving again.
Imagine the most mundane item you can think of, and then imagine that it is your most prized possession.
Describe what makes it so special.
If you could redesign the way we measure time, what would you change?
Would your new system be better or worse than the current one?
Choose a number and decide that it has special significance.
Explain why this number is important.
Imagine that you could see electricity flowing through wires and powering devices.
Choose an electronic device and describe someone using it.
Think about a person you wish you'd have spent more time with.
Why do you wish you spent more time with them and why didn't you?
Invent a new method of producing light, using real or imaginary materials.
Explain why it would revolutionise the world.
Think about the time in your life when you felt the most free.
Describe what you we doing and why you felt so free.
Imagine you are trapped in a locked cage with a single guard watching over you with a key.
How would you escape?
Think about the first time you ever fell in love.
Who did you fall in love with and what happened?
Think about something you have to do that you hate.
How do you think your life would be better if you didn't have to do it?
If you could swap your collection of knowledge for some anybody else's (past or present), who would you swap with and why?
How would you use your new knowledge?
Invent a new dance.
Describe it and the type of music it would be suited to.
Think about the most physically exhausted you have ever been.
Why were you so tired, and what did you do?
What is the most reckless thing you've ever done?
What happened and why was it so reckless?
If you could watch any historical event actually happen without interfering with it in any way, what would you watch?
How do you think it might differ from the accepted account?
Think of the most awkward conversation you've ever had.
Who was it with and why was it so awkward?
If you could put a person into the body of an animal, who would you put in which animal?
Invent a fictional character to replace Santa Claus.
Describe your character and what he or she would do different.
Reinvent yourself as a pirate.
Describe your pirate character and in average day in his or her life.
Think about the time you've most needed to wee but had to hold it in.
How did you feel when you were holding it in and how relieved were you when you finally got to go?
If you were a main character in a film, what would be your perfect sidekick be like?
How would they complement your personality?
Invent a new type of toilet.
Describe it and how it would improve on ordinary toilets?
Think about the most amazing thing you've ever seen.
Describe it and how it made you feel.
Think about a time when you have been completely lost.
How did you get lost, how did you feel and how did you eventually find your way?
Imagine that you were insane.
Describe your insane self performing a day to day task, such as going to the shops for milk.
Think about the first time you went on a plane.
Describe how you felt during take-off and landing.
Describe the worst injury you've ever had.
Describe what happened and how you felt afterwards.
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