You’re on another planet, the Ambassador to Earth for a bunch of aliens who are very nice but all look a lot like fish. As a gift of thanks for all your work on their behalf, the Prime Minister for one of the alien countries has given you what looks like a snowglobe but can actually show you images of Earth, changing each time you tip it. Sitting in your hotel room one night, all alone, having just finished your dinner of what looked a lot like fish food, you get out the snowglobe. It makes you homesick, more than any other time in your life, to be so far away from all that you know.
Write about being homesick, the things and people you miss. What would you have brought from Earth to the other planet? What one small thing that you take for granted would you miss the most?