45 Narrative Prompts
1. Suppose you had invented a time machine. Write a story about what you did with it.
2. Write a story about trading places with your favorite TV, movie, or rock star.
3. One day a spaceship lands on the playground of your school...
4. Your shoe must have a story to tell. Tell it.
5. Your class grew plants as a science project. One day you looked at your plant and saw something really strange had grown there.
6. Write a story about what it would be like if you woke up one morning with wings.
7. On your birthday, a strange-looking lady came to your door and handed you a wrapped present. You rattled it. It made a noise. Write a story about this present.
8. One day, as you were petting and talking to your friend’s dog, it answered back! Write a story about this.
9. A distant relative bequeathed you a strange ring. As you put this ring on, you discover that it has strange powers. What does it look like? What does it do? Tell a story about this ring.
10. (Used twice in Florida!) The teacher comes into the room and places a bag on her desk and then leaves. The bag moves and wriggles. Write a story about what is in the paper bag.
11. Every day you pass a door. It’s always closed and locked. One day, as you pass, you notice that the door is open. You step inside. Write a story about what was on the other side of that door.
12. Tell a story about what happened when you traveled on a wagon pulled by horses.
13. Write to tell of a day when you were the teacher. What did you do?
14. Tell a story about your ideal place to live. What would it be like to live there?
15. Everyone has a day in his or her life that was extra special or dreams about what he or she would do on a special day. Write a story about a special day you have had.
16. Tell a story about a day in which everything went wrong.
17. Write a story about an unusually weird day at...