If any of you are interested in some writing prompts- whether you are a teacher looking for ideas for a class, writing contest themes or simply looking for some free-writing story ideas – I follow a blogger on tumblr who shares some really great prompts that vary across a wide range of topics and genres for primarily educational purposes. Though I do not use them for educating anyone, I love some of the suggestions for personal writing development and enjoyment.
You can find the user here: http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/
My personal favorites include the prompt to “write about what you would do with minions for a week”, “tattooed-disney heroine turned villian”, and the “mysterious $5 island”. I feel like there is a lot of potential there and I hope you might find something inspiring as you look through the myriad of ideas.