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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 [16.08.20]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. “–will you stop shooting me? It’s–” … “–obviously not going to work–” … “–what part of ‘won’t stay dead’ is confusing you?”

2. She’d forgotten what it was like to live in a city, steeped in that sense of frantic urgency large clusterings of humanity exuded.

3. There’s a rock at the bottom of the lake with our initials on it. It was part of the spell that was supposed to make him love me, but we all know how that turned out.

4. Wood in the colony is cheap and expensive at the same time. Firm beams are rarer than unicorns, but the carpenters work their magic on the scraps of the wagons and there is thin decorative paneling to spare.5. They thought he was kidding at first, who really says they want to be an assassin when they grow up? But he got older and the answer never changed.

5. They thought he was kidding at first, who really says they want to be an assassin when they grow up? But he got older and the answer never changed.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.13]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. When she was too young to know better she made the mistake of telling people she could see the creatures in the fog.

2. The roads are hard packed clay, roasted under the summer sun and worn smooth by the herds. When the monsoons arrive they’ll turn to mud, but for now the way is clear.

3. He’s loved the feeling of falling ever since he stepped off his first diving board.

4. There’s nothing organic about the city’s layout; every street, every building was carefully planned out centuries ago. They’ve followed those blueprints religiously for generations. If you see a tree, it’s because some ancient architect decreed the need for one, to balance some undecipherable mathematical equation. No one knows what would happen if they deviate from the plan, but there’s not one of us brave enough to find out.

5. “I’d say ‘follow your heart’, but let’s be honest– your heart has a terrible track record.”

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Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 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!)

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.06]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The southern forests were perpetually on fire, faint yellow flames dancing along each evergreen bough in unnatural symbiosis.

2. Ghosts use memories as currency.

3. The ink was bespelled so only vampires could read the warning. To everyone else the painting in my mother’s foyer was just unsettling, although they could never pinpoint why.

4. To the rational world, the job had nothing to offer; it was a pay cut, a move cross-country, and a sideway jump into a field with no upward mobility. To Keith, it was his childhood dream come true.

5. Mail wasn’t delivered on Sundays, but that didn’t stop the package from appearing in her mailbox.

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Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 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!)

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.30]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. It’s the last time she’ll see them before the executions.

2. Four massive stone beasts sit at the cardinal points of the glade. Perched on soapstone pedestals they glaring disapproving down at the empty altar.

3. “Your mother had more respect for–”

“My mother was an idiot. I’m not.”

4. Metal spoons last longer than wooden ones, but the tinkers and traders are few and far between in the long hot summers. So they spend their idle time whittling as they watch the herds.

5. The bus is late– the bus is always late, but this time he can’t afford to wait.

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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!)

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.23]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. He knocks four times before she answers.

2. There are secrets hidden in the bottom of Quarry Lake, but none of them can dive deep enough to reach them

3. Space Station mechanics hold the lives of everyone in their hands. It’s a terrifying burden that wears away at their nerves and drives them planetside for respite.

4. “You aren’t the first person to ask me for rain,” the dragon said, uncoiling slowly from its lake. “But you are the first willing to pay the price.”

5. Watching her friends dance around the limitation they couldn’t get a job without a car and couldn’t get a car without a job was incredibly frustrating. So when her great-aunt left her an unexpected fortune she ignored her new investment advisors and started a non-profit taxi service instead.

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We’re in the final stretch of Camp NaNoWriMo, good luck to everyone! 😀

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!)

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.16]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. She’s forgotten how to use her wings.

2. “In my day it wasn’t polite to be imaginary.” Grandmama gave the jackalope a pointed glare over the top of her knitting.

3. Stars only glitter pleasantly planetside, in space they’re cold unwavering points of light.

4. The oddest part of being turned into a child is having to relearn how to act like one.

5. The boulders are covered in moss and slick with diamonds of morning dew. She can see his footprints clearly, but knows she can’t move fast enough before the rising sun wipes them away.

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I hope everyone is having a great July 2016 Camp NaNoWriMo! 😀

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!)

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.09]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Dragons eat armour as well as flesh and extrude the metals into their scales, so you can tell how many armies have fallen to a wyrm by the ripples of steel.

2. Immortality wears all the novelty out of life. After a few thousand years there are few things she hasn’t done and true death is all the more enticing for its evasiveness.

3. “Why don’t they have cooking shows for beginners?” She frowned at the thirty-second clip of the show that made filleting fish look effortless. “They make all of this look so easy, it feels even worse when I fail.”

“If it makes you feel better, watching “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” makes me feel horrible as well.” He looked down at the piles of papers left to grade.

4. He desperately wants to fit in, but even with the thickest glamours they seem to know instinctively he isn’t human.

5. If anyone objects they’re too scared to admit it.

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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!