Going off of Tuesday’s blog post about standing out and finding a unique idea for a story, here is a great writing prompt idea from Brian A. Klems on Writer’s Digest:
Invent a history for someone with whom you’ve lost touch.
We have all had friends in our lives from grade school, high school or college that we knew quite well back then, but haven’t seen much (if at all) since. In fact, most of their lives are a mystery to us. Pick one of those old friends and write about the life they’ve been leading ever since you lost touch. What happened in his or her family life? What career path did he or she choose? Was he or she involved in something that led them to a life of crime? The possibilities are endless, which should drive you to be as creative as possible.