The subject of your story should involve a character doing something against their usual moral alignment, whether they're a normally good individual who's fallen to the dark side or something else.Posted 3 years ago 4 stories
Pick a song. Can be one you like or just be a song at random.
Either while listening or after listening write whatever scene plays out in your head while that music is playing in the background.
Include the name of the song in the story title if you can…Posted 6 years ago 6 stories
Three things to use...
Your story must contain...
A sprite/pixies/elf/dwarf/insert fantasy being here.
A tent or tent like object.
And it must contain some sort of treasured object. This can be a piece of actual treasure like a gem or gold or it can be a personal object.Posted 6 years ago 1 story
Chicken Little was Right!
The sky was falling. Interpret and use that as you'd like.Posted 4 years ago 1 story
The Glasses Tell
Write a scene set somewhere in this (rather generic) story. Someone seeks out your protagonist who wears glasses and is wise in judgment. Then the protagonist loses their glasses or they get broken. After that the judgment of the protagonist is flawed.Posted 5 years ago 1 story
Everyone always says to never beginning a story with the main character waking up, but that's exactly what this prompt is going to ask you to do. Start the story with the protagonist waking up. What they wake up to, however, is all up to the writer.Posted 3 years ago 3 stories
Write a story about an article of clothing. Doesn't matter if the clothing is anthropomorphic or just normal, everyday boring and lifeless fabric, just as long as the article of clothing is the focal point.Posted 6 years ago 2 stories
A Catalyst for Self Change
Write about a crystallizing moment in which a character makes an insight, or discovers something, that affects how they perceive the world or their own personality, likely to change their behavior & perceptions. It could be for the better or the worse.Posted 5 years ago 0 stories
The Day I Died
Write a story about a character talking about when they died. They can be a ghost, or be in heaven, or anything else, so long as they died.Posted 3 years ago 1 story
Write a scene where someone finds something unpleasant in their food or drink. Obviously, stomach turning items are a natural fit, but I think a mysterious or inexplicable item could be fun too.Posted 5 years ago 0 stories
When pastry communicates with the dead
A story about a fun-loving pastry cook who spent one sweaty awkward night with a light-hearted necromancer in a bizarre city
from the creator of Write or Die:
https://twitter.com/DrWicked/status/729733306854473729Posted 7 years 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 8 years ago 5 stories
Any kind of waves: gentle, roaring, electromagnetic, gravitational, anything. Just be sure to mention waves.Posted 8 years ago 1 story
Write some lyrics. It's a different form of storytelling than I'm used to, and I thought it might be fun!Posted 6 years ago 4 stories
No idea is a stupid idea
Joss Whedon says, "The stupidest person in the room might have the best idea," when referring to writer's block.
Take your characters, trap them, and have a random, possibly stupid, character say the most ridiculous idea ever, and have it work! Go!Posted 6 years ago 1 story
Your Independence Day Speech
Have a character give a rousing speech. My inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoLywiaM6PA&abchannel=FHEfoxconnect but you could use Braveheart, a superhero, or. anything. Another one I like is "I'm from Buenos Aires and I say kill em all!"Posted 6 years ago 0 stories
Your Biggest Fear
Write about your personal biggest fear. Make us fear it, too.Posted 6 years ago 4 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 8 years ago 3 stories
An opening line, but no dialogue...
You must start with the line...
"His/Her/Its face was playing tricks on me."
And you cannot use any spoken dialogue.
Have fun!Posted 6 years ago 1 story
Write a story including a collection. People collect all kinds of things, so do rats and raccoons and ravens.
What odd thing does your character collect?
Or use collection as a verb, what are you taking up a collection for?Posted 6 years ago 2 stories
Write a story including some form of camouflage. Try animal, paint, or emotional. We all hide something. Maybe something is lost. Perhaps your character hides, or maybe they wish they could hide. Maybe your story is camouflaged and parading as another.Posted 6 years ago 0 stories
I was listening to Come Little Children when the image of an angler fish popped into my head, you know the fish that lures other fish in with their light. Write a story about a Faerie that does the same with children except instead of light they use song.Posted 6 years ago 1 story
Make a very dark, bleak moment in your story. One that seems like it may consume and destroy everything. Whether it's fully stopped, or you just shine a ray of light by the end, make sure to sprinkle on some hope.Posted 3 years ago 1 story
Write a story in a 15 word-long sentence.
Or write a series of Ficlattés, each one also 15 words, continuing into one long stream of story telling.
It can be done, like this:
A click and a gun barrel poking his back, he knew Carlos had other plans.Posted 8 years ago 2 stories
The post man
Man working in a warehouse (or w/e) has coworkers disappear without saying anything and is joined by a post man. One of them is not what they seem.Posted 8 years ago 1 story