Tea with Heathcliff
In a ten-minute freewrite, imagine sharing a drink with a fictional literary character: what do you say to each other? what are you both wearing? what is the drink? where is this happening? when is this happening?
If you are a novelist or short-story writer with work in progress, then why not go for a drink with one of your own characters? Having the chance to meet them informally could help no end.
As ever, though, don’t be constrained by the prompt, and always follow your pen/mind where it wishes to go. If you set off to have tea with Jane Eyre and meet your sister instead, that’s fine. Equally, if in Thornfield Hall or the Rivers’ house, you spy someone more interesting than Jane and begin inventing them on the spot, then by all means switch seats and have a chat with them instead.
And you don’t have to meet with a character, it could be an author (dead ones will give you more leeway for imagination). For instance, it might be fun to get drunk with Hemingway!