Revisited exercise – pick one character, setting and object from a list and write for five minutes, using the elements to trigger the brain into combination mode.
I have these written on separate pieces of paper and pick them with the words facing down so I only see the combination once all the elements are selected.
Fortune teller, hotel, umbrella
The women were staying at a seaside hotel for the weekend. They were a small group of friends from University and for the past twenty years had been getting together once a year to reminisce on their time as students.
Someone suggested that they go to the pier to see a fortune teller and they all agreed that would be a fun thing to do. As they got to the lobby they realized it was raining but no one had an umbrella. Not to be deterred they borrowed some for the reception and set off in direction of the pier.