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Saturday Story Prompts are a weekly collection of five short snippits of story that my Muses never went further with. Hopefully they’ll spark a story for someone else!

Saturday Story Prompts

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. There is less and less to do as the world grows more automated and slowly our virtual lives overtake our waking work.

2. The south gates of the city are carved from massive blocks of smokey grey marble. Each stone has been expertly shaped into a multitude of terrifying visages meant to strike fear in the oncoming hordes.

3. They aren’t quite deer, too thin, too fragile, but they fill the same slot in the forest when those are gone and fall to the same ethereal wolves and feral unicorns.

4. Have you ever tried to eat without salt? It’s horrifying, seriously. I’d rather give up smoking twice than try this again.

5. We still haven’t found a way to thwart time, so each trip across the stars means the loss of the world we leave behind.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. In the lean years there are fewer dragon riders born than dragons and each hatching the nests are soaked in the blood of the unbound.

2. The line for coffee is almost long enough to make him try and survive without, but at the last minute he sees her join the queue and that decides it.

3. With every gust of wind another small tsunami of leaves is ripped from the trees.

4. “You put too much faith in me.”

5. The lake is a quiet mirror of the sky this time of year. The few hikers who brave the cold nights are rewarded with a doubled eternity of stars.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. She can’t stand the silence where waves used to be and she moves from town to town trying to escape the ocean.

2. “It’s not that hard a choice,” the demon said. “I ask you if you want to live and you say yes.”

3. Good help is easier to make than find.

4.  When dragons hibernate they turn to stone; a slow process that fuses their scales into an impenetrable shield against the worst that winter could muster. But the humans that stumbled into their world are deadlier than any storm, and that first long winter became their killing field.

5. You could tell the tenor of the semester by the length and color of her hair.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Markers and pens run dry, but he has blood enough to finish.

2. There is one bird that lives right outside his bedroom window that wakes with the sun every morning and does it’s damnedest to make sure he does too.

3. “I need you to believe in me. Even if it’s impossible, even if you are sure that I’m going to fail, just please, please find the kid that I know is still in there, close your eyes and believe in fairies. One last time.”

4. The worst thing about being narcoleptic is the nightmares.

5. There are times she wishes magic wasn’t invisible. It’s hard to take credit for things when there are other easier explanations for her friends to latch on to. Still, it hurts to have her hard work chalked up to ‘a gust of wind’ or ‘you just got lucky’.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Twice now he’s asked what she really wanted, but neither the child she’d been nor the adult she’s stumbled into being was able to answer.

2. Tigers amble out of the temple in response to the bell, yawning and pausing to stretch as they flow down the steps towards the intruders.

3. I never thought I’d miss the sky. Most of my life was spent indoors, tucked away from the sunlight and focused on one glowing screen or another. Life isn’t much different now, but the choice is gone.

4. The birds shimmer in the air like heat waves off pavement, fluctuating between the realities as they soar through the darkening skies.

5. “I keep you because you don’t lie to me, the magic won’t allow it.”

“I lie all the time, don’t flatter yourself.”

“Ah pet, you lie to other people, even to yourself, but you’ve never lied to me.”

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Sleep is more powerful a healer than stimulants, but they can’t afford to stop running.

2. Cats have a way of knowing where they aren’t supposed to be and he’s willing to hijack their superpowers if it means finding his sister.

3. There are no universal translators, each species that is enveloped by the alliance is forced to learn the shared language to survive.

4. It’s the way he cleans, reflective flinches against the normal chaos of the world, that finally clues her in to just how horrible a childhood he must have had.

5. Gryphons aren’t the terrifying predators she expects. They leave the farm’s livestock alone, preferring the abundant offal from the slaughterhouse’s compost piles to fresh meat.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts

Saturday Story Prompts
Wish these were an eBook? Click me!

1. Black cats have always been lucky house pets, because the demons eat them first.

2. The envelopes that came once a week had no return address, but I knew what was in the letter without opening it. It wasn’t until the ashes of the third letter had started to cool that he showed up at my door in person.

3. Screams suddenly echo along the halls, jarring him out of sleep, but right on the heels of the cacophony comes the frustrated cursing of the nannies as they herd the playing children back to bed.

4. The dresses are beautiful, layered creations of translucent fabrics that dance on the slightest breeze.

5. She can be organized, if she forces herself, but Papa had always said ‘money’s meant to buy you time, not things’ and it’s so much easier to just hire someone else to manage her life for her.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!