Fiction Prompts

I’ve just found a source of some fiction prompts which was what I was looking for 🙂 Will start working through these to give me some ideas for short stories and flash fiction.

I will add more fiction prompts as I find them or think of them for anyone to use 🙂

  • Listening to a couple speaking in the street and one of them uses the mantra “Eat, Sleep, Slave, Repeat”
  • Following the pylons home through the mist (‘Today like every other day the singing of the pylons was silent’)
  • When I was young, it was one of our more unusual pastimes to go hunting rats down the storm culvert, this was most often done at night to make it more interesting. We used air pistols and black widow catapults for best effect. There was a large group of 10yr olds who did this regularly.

I found this bunch at Eric J. Krause’s Writing Spot

  • The moon looks big in the sky. A little too big.
  • A minor cut won’t stop bleeding.
  • Something is scratching the inside of your closet door.
  • Your life is on your phone, but you just dropped it into a pit of deadly vipers.
  • Your mouthwash is actually a magic potion.
  • You awaken to find yourself locked in a casket.
  • You trade lives with your cat for a day.
  • The new USB drive you bought came preloaded with a strange secret.
  • Everytime you enter your house, you hear the faint sound of children laughing. You have no children, and none live on your street.
  • Your rich uncle give you the supernatural secret to his fortune.
  • You interact with a ghost that doesn’t know it’s dead.
  • Your new running shoes have a special feature which allows you to run further and faster, but it comes with a unique price.
  • A strange new social movement was actually started by space aliens (or time travelers).
  • One of the books in the library glows.
  • A mummy’s curse falls over an entire town.
  • Your fingernails fall out, but are replaced by retractable claws.
  • An app store lets you download magic spells.
  • Those toy laser guns at the amusement park souvenir stand aren’t toys.
  • Your imagination runs wild – everything you imagine comes true.
  • Your parents reveal a dark family secret.
  • Unbeknownst to you, an alien has been visiting you in your sleep for years.
  • A favorite piece of jewelry is more than it seems.
  • Your favorite childhood storybook comes to life.
  • What in the world is that in your stocking?
  • Santa has a terrible secret that may ruin Christmas.
  • A newborn child can converse in perfect English.
  • The Mayans were right…sort of.
  • The airline didn’t lose your luggage — they changed it into something different.
  • A new app for your phone bends the laws of physics.
  • A patch of quicksand leads to another world.
  • The fireplace leads to a wonderland, but only when it’s lit.
  • An alien society seizes control of your tablet computer.
  • A new app lets you copy your soul and download it into different things.
  • Your pen contains magic ink.
  • A tiny planet declares independence from the intergalactic empire.
  • The heat and humidity begin to melt people. Literally.
  • Days begin to run backwards.
  • Terrorists create an app that instantly kills anyone who downloads it.
  • The scent of a certain rose does strange things to people’s minds.
  • Space aliens built the pyramids.
  • Ancient Atlantis is discovered, and it is a thriving society.
  • A Twitter follower follows you in real life.
  • The Post Office demands more than just a mere stamp to deliver your letter.
  • If a top-secret government computer is shut down, the entire universe is shut down.
  • There’s intelligence in that stray dog’s eyes. Too much intelligence.
  • Your iPod plays a strange song you didn’t load onto it.
  • You turn on the shower and blood pours out of the faucet.
  • You awaken into the world of your favorite novel.
  • There’s a new app available that lets you control minds.
  • A tiny dragon, no bigger than a hummingbird, befriends you.
  • The newest gym craze is exploding exercise bikes: stop peddling and BOOM!
  • A new bottled water on the market doesn’t exactly contain water.
  • The light from a sun in a distant solar system has strange effects on a crew of astronauts.
  • A rabbit-eared television set can control time and space.
  • A radical environmental group starts assassinating smokers.
  • Is that Santa climbing down your chimney…or something else entirely?
  • Your favorite stuffed animal comes to life.
  • A tiny spacecraft crashes through your bedroom window.
  • Gnomes follow you home.
  • A buzzard circles above you.
  • Space aliens knock on your front door.
  • Your dog strikes up a conversation with you.
  • An Internet virus affects your computer in a strange way.
  • You hear a nearby train whistle. There are no railroad tracks anywhere close.
  • The court jester has a sinister gleam in his eyes.
  • You’re alone, but there are footsteps in the hall.
  • You find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  • The local zoo displays a real unicorn.
  • There is a monster inside your mattress.
  • A dragon is spotted flying over a distant farm.
  • A shooting star just changed directions.
  • Your favorite video game is actually a training manual for death.


Writing Prompts found around the net.

• This was his first miracle.
• We’ve been defeated.
• We need to make friends there.
• Let’s not get fired.
• We are cousins.
• Can they understand?
• Are you blowing things up?
• He opened his first business.
• I’ve never seen such beauty.
• So let’s talk about the disaster.
• You should be on the run.
• This is really important to me.
• We don’t have the time for more.
• Who ate them?
• Never turn your back on me.
• They were all very hungry.
• Something happened between those years.
• Logically, I agree with you.
• You should rescue him first.
• What is he famous for?
• They went along with it.
• Maybe you could tickle them.
• This needs to work out.
• How fascinating is this?
• We should have had a plan.
• We need to give them hope.
• He is a successful spy.
• I’d love to collect those.
• I want them back.
• Is this official?
• I don’t want to argue.
• We didn’t like the play.
• Have you called?
• Is that a banana?
• What’s that noice?
• It was an exhausting task.
• That’s what we’re paid to do.
• Your resume is impressive.
• You are not being objective.
• Can we actually cast them?
• It’s not something I can talk about.
• At least they tried.
• This idea is too complex.
• Who makes the decisions?
• They do have a knife.
• Let’s meet weekly.
• You decide what you believe.
• Keep it by the computer.
• I had alibi.
• Who even talks to you?
• All according to the plan.
• Pick up the blade.
• Who buys this nonsense?
• Can we do it quietly?
• Who is your contact?
• They are too real.
• Who’s responsible for this?
• They went a little overboard.
• You have all the answers.
• Who carries the weapon?
• I have no pior knowledge.
• You aren’t so chill anymore.
• They don’t want this conversation.
• It’s all about resistence.
• Throw him under a bus.
• You should have listed it.
• This is always going to be needed.
• They are a little obscure.
• I’m telling you everything.
• Is that your password?
• It was a great opportunity.
• They don’t come looking for you.
• I need to move there.
• A lot of it makes me uncomfortable.
• That’s funny to you only.
• Can we watch this?
• You always begin there.
• Can we talk about sleep?
• It’s about trying to live.
• Can you lock the door?
• It has never been popular before.
• Can we follow you?
• We make those decisions.
• Who were you then?
• Someone saw you.
• I want to be seen.
• People listen to you.
• I want to live in that house.
• It’s a cloudy day.
• Where is te moon?
• It clears your head.
• Where do you work?
• What’s your background?
• It’s a really strange tale.
• Bring your books.
• You’ll need to carry me.
• Who told you that?
• And people forget.
• This is what we want.
• It’s not ours to take.
• They bring in the profit.
• You took it to an extreme.
• I don’t eat that.
• You need new values.
• I don’t need uplifting.
• We’ll still be here then.
• Do we have a future?
• We tried to separate them.
• Have you found anyone?
• I never enjoy this part.
• That’s not noble at all.
• We could charge you.
• We have never found it.
• Have we earned this.
• Can you prove it?
• These cases are so cold they are freezing.
• We see them every day.
• Can they help us?
• We can solve this together.
• I need to put an end to this.
• We don’t have the technology yet.
• I can’t justify it.
• Keep your window open.
• They were never given that information.
• Will you protect me?
• You’ll need a new one.
• You’ll always have a place here.
• Is it related in any way?
• You always take all the credit.
• They find them every day.
• Give me a name.
• Is it required?
• Do we have any new information?
• You can answer for me.
• I enjoy your confidence.
• Don’t fall asleep.
• What were you going for?
• Where does it begin?
• I don’t want them to know.
• It’s just glue.