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.


Writing Prompt: 100-word Challenge

For this writing prompt, you will write exactly 100 words. Not 99. Not 101. 100.

You must include the following five words in whatever way you see fit (you can alter plurality if necessary):

  • Candles
  • Blue
  • Mustache
  • Vial
  • Drinks

Your story must have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Have fun! Because these are only 100 words, feel free to post your story right into the comment.

Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving

Write a scene in which your favorite literary character joins your family or friends for Thanksgiving, and create some tension. You have up to 1,000 words. Have fun!

Weekly Writing Prompt: Animal POV


This week, try writing a story from an animal’s point of view. Keep it under 1,000 words. Just as you want to take care choosing your topic/themes, consider what kind of animal through which you’ll tell your story. The animal narrator doesn’t have to be your protagonist, but it can be.

Weekly Writing Prompt: Lies


Today’s writing prompt is from 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. I’d give you a page number but the pages aren’t numbered and I’m not counting them (because you won’t either). Here’s the prompt:

The first lie you were caught in.

Make it a story. 500-1,000 words. Feel free to come back and post the link to your story in the comments below!

Weekly Writing Prompt: Dialogue


This week’s prompt focuses on dialogue. Write a 500-word scene that uses only dialogue. No tags. No actions. If it’s not said between quotes, don’t write it.

Feel free to share a link to your story in the comments below!