Liberty walked over to the window and reflected on her beautiful surroundings. Here are our 100 best short story ideas to kickstart your writing. The secret agent and his partner try and find the lady. If you don't have a phone book handy, you can make up a name, or feel free use one of these: Hank Jenkins, Trevor Smythe-Hewitt, Tatiana Zeleny, Margaret Wintergreen, Mimi Howard, Jasper Krupp. Robotic valets take over the mundane chores of life, like cooking, cleaning, even basic hygiene. Try to picture how someone with this name might look.
Leave a note in the comments if a particular short story writing prompt worked well for you. The continent of Africa produces a large amount of precious metals and is the second most-populated continent after Asia. In such an eventuality, it is likely that the Allies would have sought some form of peaceful compromise with Hitler, redrawing the map of Europe. From the British perspective, it was little more than a B-story to the larger being fought in Europe. Then she saw something in the distance or rather someone it was figure of Alec Dickson. Theron agrees and he is taken to the past, where he saves not only his niece but his boyfriend and the little girl as agreed.
Instead, they look it directly into its dark face and describe what they see on the page. What happens next is an awkward, endearing conversation between the future lovers. If you think you can finish your novel, do it. I want to possibly make it into a series and also if you have any ideas on a name for the school please let me know. What does he or she do? Stop your neighbors from killing you. The first half of these short story ideas are general categories — Humor, Family, Power, Plot Twist — while the second half offers story ideas in specific genres — Fantasy, Horror, Dystopian, Crime, Sci-Fi, Romance.
Tell the story of a brave and coffee-loving family who opens a CaffeineSpeakeasy. A man and a woman meet: A man who sings everything because of his terrible stuttering, and a blind woman who clicks her tongue to make it echo off objects like echolocation. Do any of these tickle your storytelling bones? He or she heard about it on the news or neighbors. If they get things out of order they fail the task. Let your character fall into the path of a monster and see how they handle themselves. Or get started with these , , and. Your characters could have to travel through a place where a similar creature exists.
For extra drama, they might be trapped in with some enemy or creature they have to fight. The terrorists then target Ryan and his family and make several further attempts to kill both them and a member of the royal family who has befriended Ryan. Write a story from the perspective of an annoyed, minimum-wage employee whose job is traveling back in time to obtain otherwise unobtainable artifacts, then has to bring them back to the present the 1800s, that is and artificially age them before they will sell. In your story however you might not want this kind of ending, for example if the aliens have invaded Earth, a massive nuclear explosion might cause more problems than it solves. Once they have planted the explosives, they could escape or if one characters wants to stay behind and to detonate it manually, just like Ben Affleck, this would be a great way for them to die and fly back to Earth, riding the wave of the explosion. There needs to be a way to get the characters back to normal size, either they start to grow back to normal after a while, meaning they have to get their task done and exit the body as soon as possible, or they need some device which changes them back to normal size after they leave the body. Just think about the old choose your own adventure books.
She was involved with someone that turned violent and went to prison for murder. You could explain that perhaps your characters go on to invent something terrible in the future, or become the President that causes a terrible nuclear war. I have more ideas now than I could ever write up. The reason, however, is not to eschew Western culture, but instead to protect the aliens that landed in the middle of Kyoto and are trying desperately to repair their ship and get home. Every writer needs good inspiration at one time or another. In other words, expect the unexpected! I paused for a second to breathe in the sea breeze, the seaweed and the salty sting of the water in the air. Storyline Generator Sometimes you don't have any idea what to write about.
Does he or she take it? Without the threat of Hitler and Nazi Germany, is it possible that a clash between these two super-powers might have plunged the world into an entirely different Second World War? For more explanation of archetypes please see my post about Spy Novel Plots: The Big Four Spy thrillers are genre novels and so they have a contract with the reader to deliver a certain type of story that is within those genre boundaries. In another, they both reach for the last pair of gloves at the department store. What he builds will be better. When he begins to write with the pen, he discovers that the pen has the ability to reshape creation. An added bonus: this exercise gets you away from your desk for a while. You said she has a husband, imagine him describing to her what appears to be someone stalking him, and her slowly realising that the stalker seems dangerously similar to her old ex… That would give me chills. Writers love orphans, and statistically they appear in stories far more often than in the world.
They are stuck in a time they are unfamiliar with. Have your character find one. Learn more about how to write great short stories, and get published, with the book. Thought I might work as many Elvis song titles into the narrative that I can. Write about your night of retaliation. How does their relationship change when one of them suddenly goes blind? Students can use the following 30 writing prompts to write 30 individual short stories—or they can combine several prompts together to create a longer piece. He threatens to return to the mainland and destroy all their plans and their functioning airplanes.
As he gets used to living a completely independent life and develops his Empathy power, he discovers that he is being followed. He even meets a girl he is interested in dating, who Also comes from a devoutly Christian, though more Southern-esque family. Perhaps you just want a basic plot idea on which to build a story. Write from the perspective of a someone trying to keep his tropical fruit trees alive. I then posted the idea for feedback in Becoming Writer.