One of my favorite writing prompts is eavesdropping on conversations and pulling a line or two out of context. These lines become the starting point my writing. I typically give myself 15-20 minutes, but will keep going if I’m having a good time with it. Here are a few gems that I heard recently:
“He’s religious but sensible.”
“There were dead cattle on the road, no one would talk to us, and we couldn’t get a ride. We had to ride a bus back and he was furious.”
I wrote something based on the first one at inamirrordimly.