Writing Prompt: Fish

This week, I want you to write a story about a fish out of water. Your protagonist can find herself in a new place, facing a language barrier, or something much smaller-scale. Have fun! You have 1,500 words.

Writing Prompt: Identity

Your protagonist wakes up one morning to find that she or he doesn’t have an identity. Maybe your character can’t go to the bank, or some other banal activity, or maybe it’s a bigger problem than that for your character, but either way, your character wakes up and no longer seems to exist.

You have 2,500 words for this one! Have fun!

Writing Prompt: Tech Takeover

This week, your writing prompt is to compose a story in which technology takes over. It can be anything from technology affecting one person to the entire world. It can be a blessing or a curse, or both. You have up to 1,000 words.

Writing Prompt: Groundhog Day


With Groundhog Day right around the corner (I could post this ON that day but it’s been a long day today so you get your weekly writing prompt now instead of Friday), I want you to write a story wherein your character has to relive a particular day or event. It doesn’t have to be Groundhog Day, but that was one of my favorite movies as a kid, so go for it.

You have up to 2,000 words.

Writing Prompt: Baby POV


This week, write from a baby’s point-of-view. Even though the image is of a human baby, your story can be from the POV of any type of baby–animal, fish, bird, alien, mythical creature…have fun with it. Try to keep it under 1000 words.

Writing Prompt: Snowed In

Given the snowy day where I am (and the near heart attack that my car might be towed followed by the relief that it shouldn’t be), today I want you to write about being snowed in. You have up to 1,000 words. Happy writing!

Writing Prompt: Get in the Game

The other day, I went to see Jumanji. I’d enjoyed the original as a kid and was interested to see how this new version approached the idea of being sucked into a game. I actually enjoyed it and laughed a lot.

So here’s your prompt: Write a story in which at least one character gets sucked into a game (board or video). Try to make it humorous somehow. You have as many words as you want.

I’d love if you share your story here. Please paste a link to your story on your blog or on a Google doc.