10 Writing Prompts pt. 2   Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Huff


  • An isolated jungle tribe believes that they are the only people on Earth, but are suddenly “discovered” by some modern day explorers. Write about the tribe’s reactions to these strange, new “aliens”.
  • A group of interns report to an office building to start their new jobs, but one by one they begin to disappear.
  • Some people go to clubs that have live bands, but the band scheduled to perform that night…wasn’t.
  • When he fell asleep he was himself, when he woke up he was…
  • Choose your favorite fairytale and update it.
  • You stumble upon a ghost town. Write a story about what happens to you while you explore. Is the town haunted or being used a mysterious stranger? Did something happen to cause the death or disappearance of the inhabitants?
  • Write the most imaginative excuse you can think of not to go to work or school.
  • Pretend you are in customer service and write about the most obnoxious person you can think of? It can be a manager, coworker, or customer. How do you handle them?
  • Imagine you and you friends are at a party and the lights suddenly go out. Why? What happens?
  • Imagine you suddenly start to hear a strange noise. What does it sound like? What’s the cause? How do you discover what it is? How do you get it to stop?

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