What if the familiar wasn’t the same any more? Asking questions like this can lead into some great stories. Try this one on for size.
You live in a semi-tropical environment, where the temperature never goes below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You wake up one morning to find icicles hanging from the eaves of your house. Each day they grow bigger and bigger. Write about this for 10 minutes.
What happened at your icicle-clad house?