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If you’re looking for a quick and thought-provoking writing prompt, a twitter bot account now could have a solution providing you with a random, fictional inventory for a list of items. Just post a tweet with ‘i’ or ‘inventory’ to the @YouAreCarrying account for your items.

We gave it a try, receiving the following items: a piece of paper, an icicle, a red piece of glass, a cheese morsel, office debris, an amulet, pocket fluff, a sprig of hawthorn. (see tweet reply here). Let our adventure begin :-)

A great writing prompt for students. We came up with these questions that could be asked to pupils to get them thinking for an adventure story:

  • Why do you have these items?
  • Where are you going?
  • Justify why each of these items is useful to you on your journey.

We’re sure you could come up with more questions (let us know if you do and we’ll add to the list).

The account, created by @avestal also invites people to illustrate their selection, with a creative mix of replies shared by the account – some of which could also be used within a classroom setting to help prompt a creative thinking discussion. Here are a few which caught our eye:

We’re off now to illustrate our inventory! Don’t hold your breath though…

Image Source: LauraEHall with thanks | 


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