Alright, folks. Here's the deal. I have exactly 17 hours (yes, that's including sleep, if I get that far) to come up with a stellar creation for my beginning short story class. (Why, oh why did I volunteer to be in the first presentation group???) I can do it, I just need a good prompt. I work best with individual elements, so if I could get:
1. the name of the first friend you can remember
2. a location you've been to, but outside of Seattle
3. your favorite appetizer
4. an unusual (but actual) word
5. an article of clothing that can easily be seen by the general public
6. an occupation.
...that would be awesome. Sounds weird, I know, but you'd be amazed with what I can come up with when given stuff like that. Sorry to post on UW, by the way, but I figured this was the best place to find at least a few creative people on such short notice. Bizarre prompts you've received in previous writing classes would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks, everybody!