Writing Exercise: Would You Rather…?

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather…?

This question, often posed by my nine-year-old son in moments of boredom, long car rides, or otherwise inspired, makes for a fun and often wacky free write prompt.

The students¬†each wrote their own “Would you rather…” question, the only requirement being to keep it clean and violent-free, and added them to a hat. Then everyone picked a prompt, and wrote a story inspired by its answer.

I’ve included one that made me giggle, and plan to add more over the coming weeks. Yes, it’s political but hey, with hair like that he’s asking for it.

*translated: Would you rather…be stuck in a cabinet with a random person and two chickens OR have to eat some of Donald Trump’s hair with pepper until he has no hair, in forty minutes?