You’re late for work because you overslept, but your boss hates over-sleepers. He does love entertaining stories, so create the most outlandish excuse as to why you were late.
Use “He turned the key in the lock and opened the door. To his horror, he saw…” as the beginning of your story.
One day as you were cleaning your grandmothers’ attic you noticed air being sucked towards the base of the wall near the cupboard. Perplexed you went closer to investigate. The air was going in, slightly yet out. You hold your breath and gingerly peel away at the wallpaper until a huge door stands before you. Continue the story.
The office building seemed normal enough. You shrug off the feeling of dread as you enter the doors. There’s no receptionist, there’s no one at all. No furniture either, just simply two doors. One is green, the other orange. Neither have any marking of any kind. Explain which door you take, why are you there, and what happens next.
Write about something ugly — war, fear, hate, or cruelty–but find the beauty (silver lining) in it.
“There’s a guy sitting on a park bench reading a newspaper…” Continue the story.
After shopping all morning with your nosy (insert family member of choice), you both stop at a small coffee shop. As they are walking out, your character unexpectedly bumps into his or her soulmate, literally.