Updated: Aug 6, 2021
Found/remembered two writing prompts I had assigned a few years ago back when I taught a Creative Writing class. If you've been in need of a writing prompt or just wanna write new things, feel free to try out my writing prompts below (I made a few tweaks, especially for the first one, in order to accommodate with our current shelter-in-place/social distancing/pandemic situation) :
Prompt 1: Sit somewhere comfortable (whether in your room, kitchen, living room, break room, etc.) Give yourself about roughly 5-10 minutes to observe your surroundings. Then, take notes of your surroundings. What do you hear? Are they any noises/sounds or is it just silence? What can you describe about your current location? (such as if any objects are near you, if it's dark or bright where you are, etc.) Are there any smells? Also, what emotion are you feeling? Anything you observe/feel, write it out or list your observations as notes for yourself. Then, give yourself time, like let's say an hour or so ---whenever you have another free moment, before going back to your notes. Create a short scene, story, or a poem based on your notes or any portion of your notes that stands out to you.