Create Prompts

The topics suggested here as writing prompts can be used by anyone looking for writing ideas. You can create your own writing prompts. A writing prompt for writing practice can be anything, even random words from a dictionary or a road sign. A word from something you just read, a word you just heard on the radio or TV. Pick a word and start. You’ll be surprised what happens. Just write.

34 Responses to Create Prompts

  1. houseguest says:

    Cleaning house. Things right now are very much like a hurricane, alot of hot air hurling at high speeds tearing up everything in it’s pass. Today, at the moment , I’m in the eye of the storm. It’s quiet and I’m cleaning the house, some things are clear, I wish that the hurricane had already passed but I don’t think it has. How can I help those around me? How do we take shelter with each other, the storm is blowing hard.

    • I don’t understand the prompt can you paraphrase?

    • betty badgett says:

      I love having houseguest. The only problem is I work so hard cleaning and getting ready
      for my guest that by the time they come, i’m already tired and counting down how many
      days until their visit is over. I count up how many meals i’ll be making, where i’ll be taking
      them during their visit. Sometimes you can get so involved preparing for your guest that
      you don’t take the time to just enjoy them. The point is to slow down and enjoy your

  2. houseguest says:

    Starting again.

  3. Jen says:

    Who will you end up with? Do you know him/her now, or are they just a dream?

    Where will you want to be buried?

    Fit these words in a story or poem: Fingers, Man, Jetstream, Hogwash, Vittles, Prince and Princess, Long road to no where.

    Who do you regret not making an effort to continue a relationship with? It can be a stranger, a family member, old friend or flame.

    • GELI says:

      I have always been wary of fairy tales. I’ve seen the downfall of many in their pursuit to be prince and princess, going off to chase a happily ever after. I believe that it is just hogwash, a long road to no where.

      When I met him, I didn’t know for sure if he is the man for me. All I know is that I love him. The kind of love that doesn’t need justifications or even going off and bracing myself for possible ramifications.

      I do not need to count off my fingers and calculate all I have given. I do not need to take in each moment like a gourmet vittles of sorts for he is not exotic, he is familiar and a home, an old comfy sweater. I do not need to shield myself because I know that if it will end, I am just glad to have loved someone like him. A man where I would travel in jet streams for.

      (what do you think?)

  4. 1. Once I stepped on a ……..

    2. Whenever I see a newborn, I think….

    3. I’ve always like giraffes because….

    4. If I (or my son, mom, dad, wife, boss) had a superpower, it would be….

    5. Oops, I did it again……

  5. samantha says:

    this is alot cool to make your own prompt.
    I beet alot of people do thisfor fun.

  6. 1. Write about a time someone you trusted deceived you
    2. Write about a time you deceived someone who trusted you
    3. Without using dialogue, write a scene in which a character is in danger.
    4. Chose one source of shame then write a scen where an adult is still haunted by that shameful thing.
    5. Write a scene where a person talks about one emotion, but actuall shows another. For example they speak of hate, but show anger or fear or love.

  7. Carla Hurst-Chandler says:

    Just for today I will….


    Living “In The Moment”

  8. Aurora says:

    If ice melts into water so effortlessly,
    how can a snowflake have so many patterns?

    (Okay, I admit it, I wrote the above a long time ago, just thought this was a great place to share, especially under the above Zen comment) :)

  9. What’s your idea of the best thing to wake up to in the morning?
    When fresh coffee is on the burner, and the aroma is filling the kitchen, what’s a memory that comes to mind?
    Clean sheets make you feel…?
    A hot shower is metaphorically equivalent to…?
    What’s the one thing that can bring you ultimate comfort, even when you’re experiencing the worst?

    Carpe Diem

  10. mlmccull says:

    On growing old…
    My mother sits on the kitchen chair wearing only a worn sweatshirt and a pair of depends. Her hair is frazzled about in gray linty splotches her face wrinkled with sadness and pain .She looks so frail and fragile. I make her tea and toast, we chat about the rain and wind the night before and the clear day ahead. A bath, clean clothes, and a quiet nap before lunch. Inside her a gentle spirit awaits renewal. I can see her spirit through her clear blue eyes. Inside she is a young beautiful girl about to embark on a wonderful journey home. Be well my sweet mother, you are loved.

    • Anndraya says:

      I loved your tender post. Thanks.

    • Eleanor Elliott says:

      Your visuals here are very vivid. I can picture you and your mother sitting across from one another and feel your love for her as well as the weariness it takes to care for an older relative.

  11. rebecca says:

    The first time I heard a joke about the disease I have I was relieved. It was funny. Sometimes I make jokes about it but people never know for sure if you’re joking. Humor is sometimes a defense or a way of talking about something you’re uncomfortable with.

  12. anneinedu says:

    Only my last day of life…

  13. naiyly1957 says:

    Interracial relationships…good or bad..?

  14. August Priest says:

    Andrew Blair tripped over his shoe laces, as he bolted through the alley, trying to place as much distance as he could between himself and the danger that pursued him-yet they were gaining on him; and he knew he’d have to think of something quick, to throw them off his tail, or it would end grimly with him stuffed in an oil drum filled to the brim with sulphuric acid like Robert Phelps. A senior partner, who’d practiced law for twenty-five years at the firm, that Andrew was working at by day, as a paralegal; who discovered something sinister hidden in the very same pages of the brief that had gotten Robert killed, only days ago; and now they were out to recreate the exact same fate for him.

    -August Priest

  15. stephsince79 says:

    trying to figure this out…

  16. stephsince79 says:

    She covered him now, like a dense fog, I could hardly see him anymore. I sat down, wiping my tears, knowing our time had ended. She was coming for him and it wouldnt be long now. His days became longer as her grip grew tighter. She wanted him now more than ever. I saw her more and more when I looked upon him, a hunger in him that he had to feed. She,this demon that had hold of my husband, made me question my strength. Would I be able to save a man that didnt want to be saved?

  17. not a dog says:

    When I went to serve dinner, it started again. The kids were…

  18. not a dog says:

    Whenever my cat sits on my computer, her furriness gets in my way because

  19. not a dog says:

    This morning I tried to open my eyes,but could not.So, I then groped my way to the kitchen to prepare myself some flavored coffee. Unfortunately, each time that I attempted to make it, it came out worse than the next. I finally decided to call it a wrap.

  20. A burning sensation like molten lava washes over you. Do I really have to accept your memories as gospel? My perspective reveals patience and joy. Yours is only about your lost toy. Hidden in the sand beneath our house. Lost and never found. Look deeper my darling. Its closer than you think.

  21. Edwin Jeter says:

    Always Right suggests perfection, and you are never wrong. Never being wrong doesn’t exist and perfection is nonexistent. Those who feel they are always right will not succeed; they see no need for improvement due to perfection. Identifying imperfections and seeking improvement eliminates always right, and it leads to excellence.

  22. Edwin Jeter says:

    “No Count” was used in the 1960’s. It expressed overall feelings, worth, and beliefs. When someone didn’t feel well they told others “I am no count”. When making general assessments, people emphasized the bad ones were “no count”. People identified someone that lacked integrity as “no count”. “No Count” is real.

  23. baboylovesme says:

    Life is about learning how to live, to laugh and to cry. It is about winning the best you and surviving from all the people who misunderstands your happiness. Life is about who you are. It is about learning how to forgive and move on to your life. Because it is a road that you must walk and live on. Staying happy is a choice, staying alone is also a choice and you better choose what’s the best for you.

  24. jeter1e says:

    “At least you did it” This is what I think when accomplishing something later than planned. Sometimes we want to do things at certain times and can’t. Maintain focus, and the task will be completed. When a goal is achieved late, you must tell yourself “At least you did it”

  25. Gigi says:

    She anticipates the worst, ’cause the rain is ever present in her life.
    Sometimes it’s only a sprinkle, sometime it’s a storm.
    But she is strong. After each pour, she dries up and get ready for next the drop.

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