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 [16.06.25]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. I wished on a star once and it came true… I’ve spent the rest of my life being careful never to wish again.

2. The horses that live in the valley are sacred, sworn to the service of the God Under the Mountain. When the boy-king’s armies march down from the mountains, he orders them slaughtered in the name of a new god and the rivers run with blood.

3. Her fingers dance over the keyboards, redefining friend and foe as the station’s AI slowly wakes from hibernation.

4. “I thought I’d forgotten you,” he reached out, but dropped his hand before he could touch her face. “I thought that you’d faded away, but you pop-up when I least expect it.”

5. The snow hisses as it strikes the ground.

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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 [16.06.18]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The rush of molten blood beneath the dragon’s skin brightens its scales until it nearly glows in fury.

2. I left home when I was forty-nine and I don’t regret a minute of it.

3. “Right, so we’re unarmed, outnumbered, and there’s no cavalry coming. Would this be a good time to say ‘I told you so’ or should I wait until we’re actually captured?”

4. The woods are full of constant noise. Rustling leaves, the scratch of tiny nails against the bark, all punctuated with gusts of wind that bend heavier bows creaking under its push.

5. Loose horses are as common as dogs in the village and it takes her a few days to get used to the idea that they haven’t escaped.

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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 [16.06.11]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The winds are hushed this time of year, but the constant caress of air feels like sandpaper across his skin.

2. Wolves travel in packs, snakes travel alone, and illwulf packs shatter and reform as they move, torn apart by their conflicting natures.

3. “Work as hard as you like, effort can never replace talent.”

“To professional ears no, but to everyone else?” He waved a hand at the empty seats. “They won’t care, they’ll just enjoy the show. So go back to your ivory towers, I have work to do.”

4. Her sister was always the pretty one, always the golden child who could do no wrong.. Until she fell and took them all down with her.

5. It took them a while to realize that time travel was really time and dimensional travel and by that point it was too late to find their way home again.

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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 [16.06.04]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The crystal dragon sounds like wind chimes when it moves, its translucent scales rubbing together in an eerie harmony.

2. “My son gave it to me,” she clutched the tiny dinosaur on her necklace. “It’s just a toy.”

3. There’s no ‘down’ to the humans’ space stations and it takes him a moment to adjust his movements to compensate. If his feathers are ruffled he’ll blame it on the situation and not his annoyance that they’ve failed to master the simple physics of gravity creation.

4. Rationally she knew there was no going back, but some small part of her clung to the hope that somehow they could fix this and get home.

5. The forest turn out to be nothing but ferns, the giant ‘trees’ are surrounded by smaller copies in a fractal web of green.

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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 [16.05.28]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. He’s started every morning for the last thirty years with the same mundane rituals, but for the first time in his life he has no place he has to be.

2. Once upon a time there lived a very old man on the shores of a very young sea.

3. With the internal dampeners offline the ship is paralyzed, any sudden movements could be fatal to her organic crew, but there are still two missiles incoming.

4. Visual illusions are only as convincing as the mage is clever and shadows aren’t meant to cast shadows of their own. He was dead before he realized his mistake.

5. The stars burn like banked embers in the sky.

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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 [16.05.21]

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!