At times we need a little push to sharpen our writing skills or take us away from the dreaded WRITERS BLOCK. (Which I have never had.) *knock on wood*
Here are a some good ones that I thought you'd like to try. I got them from the Writers Digest list of Writing Prompts There are literally hundreds.
1. Get out a photo album. Pick out number 14. Count anyway you like, but make sure to stop on number 14. Look at the photo for 2 minutes. Then for 10 minutes write all the ways that photo made you feel.
2. Pick out ten words from the dictionary. Create your own meanings for these words. What do the words make you think of?
3. Pick a fairy tale and write your own ending. Feeling sinister? Funny? Make it YOUR way. Actually this is a great exercise for any book you loved reading or hated.
4. Pick your favorite poem and write a new one.Make the last line of the favorite poem the first line of the new one.
5. Write down all the cliches you can think of. Choose the one you're most familiar with and make it the first line of a poem.
We all need exercises every so often. Whether it be our physical selves or our writing selves.
Add to these in the comments. What works for you? :)