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.


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: Time Travel


I’m currently working on a short story that involves time travel…so I want you to do the same!

It can be any length. Any time period (even the 20th century). The only rule is that it must include at least one scene that takes place in a time before you were born.

Have fun! Feel free to come back and comment with a link to your story.