Today’s prompt took me back to the opening of my college freshman class, English 101: Composition Writing. The professor wanted to assess the skills of the students and wrote six topics on the board as writing prompts.
- Body Piercings
- Public Transportation
- Small Pets
- Old People
The instructions were to take 10 minutes to write two pages of text, by hand. There were no computers in the classroom. You could tell a story, debate a topic, share a memory, and so on. It was a creative writing exercise with a short time limit.
I chose to blend all six and submitted:
“Tattooed teenagers with multiple body piercings should avoid riding public transportation where they may encounter old people with small pets…”