Remember Clue? You know... "I choose Prof. Plum in the Library with the Lead Pipe?" What if we took this idea and made this into a writing game?
Choose a character, a situation and a prop at random. Write a piece in which all three figure prominently (i.e. no fair mentioning one in passing; they must all be central to the story).
Character = Monk or Nun
Situation = Visiting a Psychic
Prop = Pet Monkey
I've decided to make mine into a silly poem.
Sister Clara went to see
A psychic named Mariah
To find out why the convent thought
That she was a pariah.
The psychic looked down at her cards
And in her crystal ball,
And tried her best to figure out
The meaning of it all.
But in the end, Mariah's news
Landed like a boulder.
The problem is," she said, "the monkey
Sitting on your shoulder."