Writing Wednesday: Short Story Prompts

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Day 148: The end of the line

Writing short stories is fun in its own right, but it can also be an antidote to writer’s block if you are writing a longer story or novel. Sometimes taking a break from your storyline can rejuvenate your creativity. It also gives you the chance to explore settings, characters, or plotlines without having to commit to them.

Here are some short story ideas to get you going!

A night in the woods

Original character’s backstory


A children’s story

An elephant statue

The money tree

An empty whiskey bottle

Word association

As weird as you can possibly think of


Time travel

Hidden in plain sight

Historical fiction/ pivotal point in human history

What else can you think of?

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