591. You've been chosen to lead a winter expedition in the North Pole on the first day of winter. With harsh elements and no sunlight, how will you succeed in your mission? What tools would you need, who would you take to help you, and why?
592. Create a conversation between two sleigh dogs on your expedition. Do they enjoy working for you? Why or why not? If they had the choice, would they be running at the North Pole or somewhere else and why?
593. There's nothing like burrowing under a large pile of blankets on a chilly night. Write a story about your family all snuggling into one bed covered in blankets. Describe the blankets in great detail as well as how they make you feel.
594. In the not-too-distant past, families had to make their own clothing and blankets to protect against the bitter cold of winter. What kinds of clothes would your family make and why? How would you contribute to the process and why?
595. Imagine what it would have been like to get around in your neighborhood during a snowstorm before cars were invented. What would you do if you needed to get to school or work? What other conveniences might you not have that far in the past?
596. Will it be easier to deal with snow and ice 100 or more years in the future? What inventions might your generation and future generations create to take the bite out of the season? Which would be your favorite to use and why?
597. What are some activities that you love to do during the winter? Which is your favorite and where would you do it if you had the choice? Why might it be tougher to do that activity in a different season?
598. What are the extra chores you might have to take on during the winter? Which is the easiest one and why? Which is the most difficult and why? Do you have fun doing any winter chores? Why or why not?
599. Some parents get very overprotective during the winter. Would your parents fit that description? Why or why not? How do you think your parents acted during a snowstorm when they were your age and why?600. You have been selected to design a completely winter-proof house. What would it look like, what materials would you use, and who would live in it? Would the house be tough to live in during the summer? Why or why not?
Use the above prompts or article as inspiration to write a story or other short piece.