Posted in Writing Skills

Short Story Ideas

Following a super-long hiatus, we’re back, and we’re glad to be back!

We’re working towards entering the Young Writer’s Competition, so today’s post is a list of different stimuli we could use to write a short story. This was generated by brainstorming as a group – next week, we’ll be using these ideas to practice planning a short story together.

Key things to consider:

  • Character development
  • The reality of the world itself
  • A tragic backstory?
  • Exploring possibilities

Key moments:

  • Catching a fish
  • Someone important dies
  • Someone unimportant dies
  • Someone is dead
  • Winning a sport
  • Unknown app
  • Childhood memory
  • Finding a long-lost object

Changing Perspectives:

  • Tree
  • Raindrop
  • Blooming flower
  • Fable
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