As an exercise in loosening up your powers of free association, sometimes it can be helpful to juxtapose absurd and completely unrelated things just to push yourself to come up with something creative and clever in return. One of the best examples of this I’ve seen are certain FARK photoshop threads, such as this one: photoshop a creep, something deep, and a marshmallow peep. The results can be silly, but some of them are also quite clever in their interpretations and associations. And either way, you exercise those creative muscles and teach yourself to come up with wild and crazy things that your readers won’t expect!
So today, take the above FARK photoshop thread and turn it into a writer’s exercise. Write about a creep, something deep, and a marshmallow peep. Set a timer for twenty minutes and go!