I use this for creative writing during National Novel Writing time to spur ideas for students to incorporate into their novel.
I've also used it with my English 10 students as bell ringers.
Each slide contains 5 items, like marbles, headphones, shoes, a bow tie, and marshmallows, and students incorporate these into a 5 minute quick write. I use it to work on different techniques, like script writing, flash fiction, etc. I've also used it to have students work on skills, like commas, sentence combining, and descriptive writing.
This is a ppt, easily editable, with 43 (41 contain prompts) slides. My slides don't have any backgrounds, etc., since I teach inclusion classes and many students who are significantly below their grade level reading ability, and I have found that they prefer the slides without too many distractions.
It's also easy to use if you have a few minutes left at the end of an activity. I've used it for some friendly competition--Most Humorous Story, Most Likely to Never Happen Story, Most Likely to Happen to Me Story, Best Use of Imagery, etc. Kids love to read their stories aloud and have classmates choose the best in each category. I keep a little tub of treats for the winners! Helps with the standards for speaking and listening.