It's just about the height of summer here. Flowers and fruits are bursting. Nights are long and filled with barbeques and beers. Ice cream is about all the dessert I can muster (last night's strawberry-basil was AMAZING). Since we're all striving to spend every waking moment outside, today's writing prompt is about interiors. Cruel, I know.
"In the Belly of the Beast. Describe an unusual interior space, one with lots of interesting appurtenances and gadgets sticking out: a submarine, a small plane, a subway tunnel away from the platform, a boiler room in the subbasement of a high-rise building, the warehouse room-sized vault of a Federal Reserve Bank. Do not yield to the easy use of this scene. The boiler room, for instance, we all expect would conceal an axe murderer. Put two innocent children in it instead, romping and playing among the glow and roar of the fire and steam vents as if this were a sunny playground (their father is the superintendent of the building, and he prefers to keep the kids where he can see them). 500 words"
--Brian Kiteley, The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction (Writers Digest Books, 2005)