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To whet your appetite and keep your writing fingers limber, take a good look at the photo, or let a prompt settle in your mind. Set a timer for a reasonable amount of time, be that five, fifteen, or thirty minutes. Then start writing.

Image credit: paul fleet/

Image credit: paul fleet/


Your character is lost at sea and must find a way to survive with only a few items: a small flotation device, a silk scarf, and ...


Write about a time when you felt lost. How did you find your way again?


Explore the topic of buoyancy and list experiments teachers might use to demonstrate the concept to their students.


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