This is one of my favorite writing prompts as it transcends genres — after all, fires occur no matter the era — and tells so much about a characters and what they hold dear. Here is how it works:
Pick one of your characters. Now that character’s abode is on fire. What one item would they try to save?
I wrote a little scene with my character retrieving a priceless artifact from his residence, which was a relic of his life before his current situation. It was also a big relic, which required an extra set off hands that were pressed into duty.
[Writer’s Note: Tomorrow will launch my character series if all goes as planned. The series will explore little details that make a character all the more “real” to the reader. The first post will include an introduction, in addition to how family makes a person who they are.]