We haven't had a writing exercise around here for a long time, so I thought I'd throw one out just for grins. I'm a member of Absolute Write and on their forum, there's a whole list of writing games, exercises and prompts that I participate in now and then. I especially enjoy the Show Don't Tell exercise. It's fun and easy. Here's how it works.
I'll offer a mundane sentence that needs a lot of help. You flex your writerly muscles by bringing the sentence to life. You can expand on the image, engage a variety of senses, add a narrative twist, introduce a character, use dialogue, create an entire scene, anything you want. Just make sure that whatever you do, you must show, not tell.
Play with all the sentences, or mess around with just one. Your choice. Post them in the comments section, or keep them to yourself. It's totally up to you.
Here's a short example with the first sentence:
The glass was half full.
The amber liquid filled the glass midway, just to where the frosted etching of flowers marched in circles around the crystal. Petals touched stems, which touched leaves, then on to petals again. A reflection of flowers floated on the whiskey's surface like a wreath.
I'm going to give you three more to choose from, or you can do them all:
The cat lay by the fire.
The snow fell.
Wanda said hello to Frank.
Okay, there you go. Have at it, and have fun!