You take your eyes off your brother for just a minute and you can't find him.
Write about the funniest thing that ever happened to you. If you had to escort a visitor from outer space for a 30-minute tour of your community, where would you begin and end? Be a grape that becomes a raisin: describe how it feels to shrink, to shrivel, to become dry and wrinkled. Your parents go into a store and tell you to watch your brother.
You are to tell a person from a distant planet or from another era what pollution is. Begin a list of questions that you'd like to have answered. Or write about one thing you don't like about yourself.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date and why? Write one characteristic or habit about yourself that you like and describe it.
Write about two things that your family has taught you. Write about some of the things that you worry about.
How do you know someone loves you, even if he or she doesn't say it? Name one thing you like about yourself and why you like it.
Students of all kinds, from elementary school to those applying for post-graduate educations, are tested on their writing ability through writing prompts.
Successful students are able to understand what kind of essay the prompt is calling for and answer it with what the tester wants to see.
Is there a machine you feel you could not live without?
Write about something you desperately wanted when you were younger.