Try to forget that there’s a silly romcom of the same name as today’s prompt. And do your best to keep the Casting Crowns song from filling your head. Then let your creativity take the sentence “While You Were Sleeping” and build a wicked-awesome Sci-Fi scene out of it. Go for something short – don’t try so much to develop a story as build a scene. Let the scene give us hints of the story, but let the real work be in the details of the scene. Sometimes what you don’t say can be as intriguing as what you do say.
Oh, and it doesn’t have to be funny, even if Futurama is.