Today's writing exercise is to focus on the masks that people wear. Perhaps, a character has a startling revelation that changes their perspective and their mask. Perhaps, a character learns of a loved one's death and reflects on the masks they wore in life.
If these ideas don't get the writing juices flowing, my photo essay on masks might help inspire you. You can use them literally as characters or a prop in your story. My husband and I collect Carnaval masks and others from around the world. We've only been collecting for a few years, but I hope you enjoy them. Some of them are quite creepy and have a story or two to tell on their own!