Category Archives: Saturday Story Prompts

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 [16.05.21]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The sky is overcast and murky gray, packed with the sort of clouds you suffer through in fall, but it’s the middle of summer and they’re wildly out of place.

2. I’ve finally reached the tipping point where life gets easier instead of harder.

3. They can’t grant every wish, even faeries have their limits, so they use the smallest of their magics to release the overflow as fireflies.

4. Horses are more intelligent than the English give them credit for and she uses that weakness to her advantage. Rumors of her witchcraft are just that, but she’ll happily barter superstition for a chance to work inside the Duchess’s stables.

5. Stories never begin with headaches. They all start with happy protagonists rushing out into the world– not curled up in bed with the covers over their head trying to ignore the pain.

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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 [16.05.14]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The roads to my house are enchanted and those with ill intent forget where they are going and miss the turnoff to my cottage. Which worked just fine until GPS was invented.

2. Winter ended weeks ago, but the snow is still here.

3. “Have you thought about giving this up?” She took his offered hand and got shakily back to her feet. “Not all mountains are meant to be climbed, Grasshopper.”

4. You can only imagine so many things and then you start repeating yourself, which is why it’s fun to visit other people’s dreams.

5. Feral dogs are easy to lure back into cohabitation. Feral cats refuse to make the same mistake twice.

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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 [16.05.07]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. “I wish I could go back and start over at the beginning so I could stop any of this from happening.”

“But you said you didn’t have regrets.”

“I don’t, but you do.”

2. Once long ago when the world was young and the sky was lit by a million stars, a prophecy was written on the moon.

3. She had an argument once with the cat over what was the proper way to kill a mouse and she still hasn’t recovered from that conversation.

4. The war was abruptly over and with the collapse of the military there were suddenly too many idle hands and too many mouths to feed.

5. The aliens quickly figure out the easiest way to learn is to pretend to be voice recognition software.

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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 [16.04.30]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. There’s an art to telling stories around a campfire. You need the right tone and cadence to slowly reel them in and then POW! Nightmares for weeks!

2. Just another Tuesday was slang for a hostage crisis.

3. “I don’t do love potions, I do social confidence potions.” She handed him the vial. “Put this in her drink and yours. If she likes you, she’ll let you know and you’ll have the courage to do the same. That said, if she doesn’t or you change your mind after talking to her, you’ll both have the power to be honest about it.”

4. Yellow is the core color palette of the planet. From golden tans up to bright lemon, everything rigidly adheres to hue.

5. The computers can’t understand her anymore, the drugs have slurred her speech to the point where it’s unintelligible.

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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 [16.04.23]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. There’s a shovel out in the old shed that they used to bury him. They haven’t used it since.

2. He thought the magic would make me forget, and it did for a while. But there are only so many lies you can tell yourself before the truth wakes up again.

3. Spring is miserable in all the unpleasant ways that the growing things require.

4. The cats are all identical clones, only one of the original colony’s stock survived the famine and they haven’t had time to import more.

5. Shooting stars and spaceships look a lot alike and she wasted wishes on the cargo shuttles until she learned the difference.

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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 [16.04.16]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Once upon a time, when fairy tales were as real and as common as traffic jams, there lived a man named Tim.

2. Their common word for ‘fire’ is the same as ‘life’ and the hearthfires are the heart of every household.

3. When I was a child, sixteen ships set out to try and find new fishing grounds. None of them came back, but it wasn’t until I was older that I realized they never meant to.

4. Her silence could mean many things, but he’s learned to read the echoes of what she doesn’t say.

5. Each leaf curls like origami as it dies, transformed into sleeping birds nestled in among the branches.

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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 [16.04.09]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. She’s trapped him in the past without the technology to build another time machine, so all he can do is send nasty letters to places and times where he knows she’ll be.

2. Headaches are insidious things that lurk at the corners of your mind and harass any thoughts you have.

3. “Only worry about the things that can kill you,” her mother said. “Everything else is just a temporary setback.”

4. Time and effort are required for good results, but bad results often use the same ingredients.

5. Birds are a million rainbow shades at home, but here they’re all tiny and drab. Flocks of grays and browns line the trees with only a hint of blue and red to light the gloom.

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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!