The exercise – Choose an opposition from a list, then write a short scene, using one or two characters to personify the opposite ideas.
While she sat cosily inside, the wind was blowing hard against the window. She was watching the news showing the hundreds people stranded on local roads. They had been caught unaware when the unseasonal snow blizzard started.
Through the window she could see how the snow was clinging to the trees in the garden despite the wind. She needed to get up to draw the curtains but cold seeping in from outside was keeping her rooted to the warmth of the fireplace.