I know many of you are in critique groups, and I’m curious if you ever do this type of exercise when you get together with your writing buddies. If you do, tell us how it works in your group. If not, why not give it a try? You could have a lot of fun with this, making it a contest with crazy categories and prizes, etc. Make up your own writing prompts or find them from a place like Writer’s Digest. Here’s one of theirs that I thought sounded especially interesting:
It's your first time back to the grocery since the manager, in a not-so-kind manner, told you never to bring your kids into his store again. You're secretly relieved to have to leave them home with your spouse. Thirty minutes later, you return home—without groceries. Egg yolk is dripping from your hair, chocolate syrup is smeared across your shirt, and smashed produce is sticking to your shoes. What happened?
What a fun story that prompt could inspire! :)
Happy weekend and happy writing!