I visited this site for the first time the other day and got the word "bulb" which, judging by some of the other writings, is a word that gets assigned fairly often. Here is what I wrote:
"Bulb. An idea. A thought. A flower in hiding, waiting for the storm to pass, waiting for spring to arrive. Tiny, compact, full of possibilities. Illuminating. Bright light spilling forth onto the world, lighting up the darkness. Coils, Einstein, oops, Edison."
I like the fact that even though I was writing about three totally different things-a light bulb, a flower bulb, and the lightbulb symbolic of a bright idea, they all kind of go together and are all somewhat interchangeable. I had my own lightbulb moment as I was writing, and that was kind of cool!
This is a great little exercise-it's enough to get you thinking and writing, even if it's just a little bit each day, and it's fast enough that you can actually do it every day. I encourage everyone to go over and check it out.
P.S. Thanks to Kuanyin Moi and her Way Khool Sites for pointing out this site.