In a few lines, describe a landscape from a bird’s eye view. Next, zoom in and write a short story, including 2 characters and a conflict. Write the story in a third person omnipotent point of view : ie. the narrator knows everything about the characters. Where is it, who are the characters, what is the conflict?
Finish the story: ‘If it all goes wrong, I’m not paying for it’ Who, what, where? Write a short story using this snippet of dialogue.
Try writing a short love story. Think Wuthering Heights rather than Mills & Boon, avoid cliches, be bold.
Write a short story featuring a pair of shoes, but write it in the first person, present tense.. for example, ‘I am walking down the street when I ..’