Active prompts

  • The Future

    Write a story taking place in the future. It can be utopian or dystopian, space opera or cyberpunk, soft or hard - all I ask is that it takes place noticeably in the future, and ideally couldn't take place now without massive revision.

    Posted 4 years ago 0 stories
  • Isolation

    The theme with this one is isolation. Interpret it however you please. Maybe they've long since gone insane from being alone, or maybe this could be the start of them being alone.

    Posted 1 month ago 3 stories
  • A period of time...

    You must start your story with "It had been fourteen days." but it can be whatever genre and subject matter you desire.

    Posted 7 months ago 4 stories
  • Cake!

    One person gifts a cake to a complete stranger in the park. A conversation ensues.

    Posted 2 years ago 3 stories
  • The man in the hourglass

    A few years ago I wrote a short story about a man trapped inside an hourglass. Sadly, I can't find it anymore. But perhaps you could write a new one!

    Write a story about someone (not necessarily a man or a human being) trapped inside an hourglass.

    Posted 1 year ago 2 stories
  • DIY Three-Word Prompt

    In the nearest book to hand, find:

    The seventh word on page 12

    The tenth word on page 37

    The 30th word on page 64

    Write a story or a poem that uses all of these words, contextualizing them and providing a conclusion of some sort.

    Vary at will.

    Posted 5 years ago 5 stories
  • It's Nothing Personal

    Write a story with this as the theme or a statement in the story itself.

    Whatever happens, it's not personal, is it?

    Posted 11 months ago 3 stories
  • A Countdown for Another

    Imagine your first person narrator being aware of any kind of countdown (time, quantity, etc.) that is important to someone else; present the narrator's feelings about the event and its meaning for the other person.

    Posted 5 years ago 3 stories