I NEED SHORT STORY PROMPT IDEAS PLEAAAASEEEE // trying to do nanowrimo + randomest comment on my blog ever

October 22, 2017

so tbh I really miss writing. like a lot. it's become this thing where I get an idea...but don't have time to do anything with it. at work the other day, I legit had to grab a scrap piece of paper and pen...then i rapidly jammed a poem out. I stuffed the piece of paper in my back pocket. I'm sick of jamming my ideas in my back pocket. 

but then, I hit that wall of HAHAHAHA YOU THINK YOU GOT TIME TO WRITE 50K IN NOVEMBER?? 

and then I'm like DUDE YEAH WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO TELL ME I CAN'T
and well, tbh, even if I think I can -- and even if I really DID do it I think I'd regret it in the end. bc I'm not sure if I'm willing to spend that much time on a project just yet. I feel like I've been working all summer (NOT COMPLAINING) and I'm ready for winter hibernation. just not ready for the "stress" of writing. I kinda want to try enjoying the holiday season this year

P.S SOMETHING IS WRONG MY LITTLE SISTER IS ALREADY LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS THIS OK? 




and now that I'm done rambling, I'd just like to ask for some help -- bc I WANNA WRITE still. and brrrrrooo I llloooovvee *squeals* writing short stories. They're more like lengthed poems cuz they only are about 2k long BUT HEHE THEY ARE ABOUT AS NUTTY AS ME like ;


  • "the sneeze heard around the world" was the title of one short story (don't ask)
  • or this snippet from my weirdest of all 

it took a second for my laptop to process the CD, but then, I heard it. It was my voice. MY VOICE. I think it took me a second to realize that the CD was even playing.  “Hello,” I said or? “It’s time you knew the truth...I’m the real you.” Quickly, I slapped my hand down and paused the CD from going further.

I was inspired for a few of those from short story prompts I saw on pinterest........ SO HERE IS WHERE YOU COME IN. I'd love to write 1 short story a week during NaNoWriMo -- just to stretch my writing skills, to enjoy some creativity and grow my short story collection. I'd loooove it if you guys shot me a few story prompts!! I don't care if you made them up, or if you "stole" it off pinterest! Just please keep them clean and not gory thx 

annnnnnd maybe if I'm feeling super crazy I'll share them with ya if you want? *cringes forevermore*

btw yesterday I got the most randomest (NEW WORD FOLKS RUN WITH IT)  comment I've ever gotten on my poetry blog ever. not sure how to respond? It's really sweet -- I just don't know who wrote it? So, Anonymous, I'm glad you wanted to share that with me!



so basically this is my plea. thank you for listening. today I slept in until noon and then we had a campfire this evening with s'mores and sparklers. life's pretty. eh? 

also are you doing nanowrimo LIKE THE LEGIT ONE WITH 50,000 WORDS ??!?!?!??!?! if so. my hat is off to you and I'm going to spend all my life's savings on ice cream + pizza to give you. cuz wow. you're amazing go you 

A SHORT STORY PROMPT PLEASE ????
MOST RANDOMEST COMMENT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED ??? 

45 comments:

  1. it's so sweet that someone wanted to share that with you in a comment, tho :)))
    I love your idea of doing one short story a week during nano so much! Idk about any ideas, but I'm excited to see how it all plays out :)

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    1. I totally agree!! <3 <3
      thanks! I am really excited to see what happens as well. Hopefully it'll work out XD

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  2. Oh my word that random comment! ๐Ÿ˜‚ So funny. And legit same thing going on here, I'm just writing short stories for fun because...NO TIME FOR NANO

    AND THOSE PICS <3333

    You can check my pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/armbelggirl/book-prompts/ for prompts but I'll just lay some down here...

    1. she stole the theif's heart
    2. your protagonist and antagonist are forced to team up when the antagonists returns and is planning to destroy the world
    3. you can't run from the shadow but you can invite it to dance
    4. the captive princess is really the villain
    And my personal favorite xD 5. The moon began to glitch

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    1. Totally random for sure! you are?!?!!? Eep! That's exciting!!

      aww *hugs*

      THANK YOU SO MUCH AND

      uhm
      wow.
      I REALLY LIKE A LOT OF THESE. Maybe I'll be writing more than 1 a week XD XD THANKS BRO

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  3. I MISS WRITING TOO!!! I've been so busy that I haven't been able to get very much writing done. I'm not doing camp Nano, but I'm going to try and write maybe 10K or 20K in November, but we shall see what happens.
    I got a short story idea from Pinterest that I thought sounded neat. Use the lyrics to your favorite song as the basis for your story. Hope it helps!! <3333 And hopefully you'll share some of your short stories with us?!?!?
    OH MY WORD YES!!!! I have gotten some of the randomest comments on my blog. Like I DONT EVEN KNOW where they came from.

    - Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

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    1. AH YES IKR WRITING IS SO FANTASTIC! I'm hoping to do camp nano come April! We will see what life is like then. I'll probably be working my both jobs again but I'm sure I'll be able to fit writing in!
      DUDE I TOTALLY LOVE THAT SO MUCH THX!
      I think I will! I will just have to get my nerve up lol
      LOL BLOGGING IS FANTASTIC HUH XD

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  4. OK YES CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS 100% OKAY. Literally I went downtown the other day up in the mountains where I live and they were already stringing up Christmas lights EVERYWHERE.

    I don't think I'm doing NaNo either because November is super crazy for me. D: D: Hopefully Camp NaNo though??

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    1. whaaaaaaaaat?! CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. wow. like okay I guess I need to try to switch my mindset?? BUT ITS STILL WARM HERE LIKE 75. it's never like that in october?

      oh wow really?! That makes me feel better. I was super worried about missing out on the gang's fun :P YOU TOTALLY GOTTA DO CAMP NANO WITH US AGAIN

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    2. OK WELL I MOST LIKELY WILL. *nods* So we'll plan on getting the squad together in like early March I guess?

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    3. AH GOOD. us squad gotta stick together. (and totally. I'm already planning on it)

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  5. Also as far as random comments go: I SWEAR if I get ONE MORE fishing ad on my blog... *rolls eyes*

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    1. *cracks up* you probably weren't expecting that when you named your blog xD

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  6. HERE IT IS JULIA:
    "Sitting down to my computer, I clicked to open the log-in while waiting impatiently for my apartment to warm up. Once the lion's head had appeared, I squinted, and saw seven dots already in the password insert area."
    MWUAUAUAUUAUA!!! I just thought of that this morning while sitting down to log on to the computer. xDDDD
    WHAT?! You can comment on the posts on Twilight to Dawn??? I never KNEW that after you got your new design!!!! I always searched for a comment bar, but I never clicked on the title because they were always so short I could just read them there........OH JULIA I'VE BEEN READING EVERY ONE OKAY I JUST DIDN'T KNOW YOU COULD COMMENT AHHHHHHHHH. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 THEY'RE SO GOOD WAAAAAAAAA.

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    1. HHMMM VERY GOOD PROMPT AMELIA THANK YOU
      LOL isn't it crazy when the random ideas come to you?! Totally at unexpected times!
      WHAT IN THE WORLD REALLY?!?!? I wonder if anyone else thinks that???? MAN........ huh. WHAT SHOULD I DO?! awwwwww!!! you're so sweet!!

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  7. DUDE, The Sneeze Heard Around the World sounds hilarious! Also, I love the idea of writing a short story. I am *attempting* NaNo this year, but honestly, I'm not sure how it's going to turn out. AND THAT COMMENT!! Lol! That is literal gold!!

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    1. I THINK ITS MY WEIRDEST ONE LOL a friend of mine read it and she was like "Julia what. how did you think of that?" duuuuuudde! GO YOU! I wanna hear how it goes!! LOL I TOTALLY AGREE XD

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  8. This is something I was thinking about once when I woke up because I started dreaming it and then woke up before I was done????? ummm.... this young man accidentally runs over an old man with his car... and then the old man gets amnesia (can you get that by being run over?) and then the young guy finds out the old guy doesn't have any family members to take care of him so he takes him into his home while he recovers because he feels bad for running over him??? And then they adopt each other as father and son. IDK man, it was weird.

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    1. DON'T YOU HATE IT WHEN YOU WAKE UP BEFORE A DREAM IS FINISHED. man that is like 100% the most frustrating thing to me lol ANYWAYS MOVING ONWARD. this is basically the most interesting dream I've ever heard of plus a really good story idea -- you could probably grow a lot of character depth in it!! thanks girlie!

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    2. Yeah, I woke up right after the old guy moved n with the other guy then as I was waking up I was like "...but what happened then... oh, well, they just adopted each other and lived happily ever after..."

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    3. And yeah, my dreams are pretty much really weird short movies... with weird characters and I'm usually the main one, but I'm hardly ever actually me....??

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    4. I'm saying "weird" a lot, sorry.

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    5. SHE DIDN'T TELL ME THIS DREAM, I HAD TO FIND IT HERE, AND OMWOWZERS.

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    6. Also, this unknown is Bri again, oops...

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    7. Once my sister (Bri S) dreamed that Orlando bloom had to babysit a horse for her, and he hated he and screamed at her...

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    8. you girls crack me up XD XD XD

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    9. She hates Orlando Bloom. It's become a running joke for our family and some of our friends. If we find someone we know to be particularly annoying to us we go "He's my Orlando Bloom." (In passing, I love it when actors name describe their personalities. Like Orlando Bloom, obviously, or Harrison Ford. Just hearing the names, you know exactly what they are like before you know anything about them.)

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  9. Christmas music is TOTALLY awesome - anytime, anywhere. Just sayin'.

    As for a prompt (not really a prompt, but hey it could work!): a little boy is sitting on an airplane, casually playing when they hit major turbulence and oxygen bags all drop. He stays calm and when someone asks why he wasn't scared, he says, "My daddy is the pilot."


    GOOD LUCK with Nano!!

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    1. aww man you're right. Idk why it takes me so long to realize that

      dude. that is a really good one. I CAN TOTALLY SEE SOMETHING IN MY HEAD. I THANK YOU.

      thankkkkss!! <3

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  10. YEEET YES I'M DOING NANO. It's going to be suuuper fun (maybe because I'm writing a superhero story... XD) and I'm fairly confident that I'll be fine, since I did it for the first time last year and hit 50k on day 10.

    That comment though. O-o XD

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    1. DUDE I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU WRITE SO FAST. It's like...uhm. yeah you're amazing. totally.

      hahahh ikr

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  11. I just read Sarah's post, in which she's like "Christmas music! WHO'S WITH ME!" And you're over here going "My sister's listening to Christmas music aLREADY. hELP." xD xD
    - Jem Jones

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    1. oh my word. I didn't even realize that LOL! But I was actually talking about another little sister XD wow #sistersaredifferent

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    2. I guess you're outnumbered and Christmas music has taken over... ;)

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    3. I'm listening to Christmas music already! XD

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  12. The most random comment I ever got was this one (and believe me, it was COMPLETELY off topic like where did DAT come from??) Here it is: "I was watching PreCure (or Pretty Cure). Kyua Happii (Cure Happy)’s transformation.
    Have you seen PreCure? It’s super cute! It’s an anime about cute girls who are superheroines, and they battle monsters.
    By the way, my profile picture is Kyua sลdo (Cure Sword) from “DokiDoki PreCure.”
    Anyway, you should see it! Look up “Smile PreCure Cure Happy Transformation” on YouTube, and it should pop up. Trust me, it’s super adorable!!

    And my reply comment was "Interesting..." and this was her comment in reply to mine:
    "Oh gosh, I was practicing my Japanese because I love anime. Sorry if you didn’t get it!
    Yes, it is very cool. The English dubbed version is called “Glitter Force.” Same thing, except the characters’ and magic spells’ names we’re changed, and they called their Japanese town’s name “Rainbow Hills” (which is cute but cheesy, I know). Though they did an AMAZING choice on CVs, I’m still a little upset on how the voices had barely any power and feel to them, when the Japanese version had POWER. POWER. END OF STORY.
    OH GOSH OH GOSH OH GOSH OH GOSH OH GOOOOOSSSSHHHHHHH!!!!!! LIKES AND FOLLOWS, FLOODING IN!!!!!!"

    And I'm sitting there thinking... wow that was a lot of 'oh gosh', and what in the world is anime exactly, and why do so many people find it cool and where did this conversation topic come from???

    But that comment you got was really sweet. That kind of a random comment is fun to get, I find. :)

    A story-prompt I found on https://theartfulauthor.wordpress.com was this: "you wake up one morning and there's an arrow stuck in your mirror" or something along those lines. I can't remember the exact words. But its a cool idea! :D

    ~Kendra Lynne @ https://singinginthesaddle.wordpress.com

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    1. LOL I AM LAUGHING SO HARD!!

      I really wonder where that came from? XD and yeaah. Anime is super popular. tbh, I'm not sure why? Also, the books are strange bc the cover is on the back and upside down as of a normal book? #librarianlearning

      awww. I agree <3

      oooh man!!! That's a good prompt! Thanks so much Kendra. I'm super excited to get writing <3

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  13. You genius thank you!!! Here is one -- lyric from a song -- but I dream of seeing everyone use it as a prompt --

    If you cut me i suppose i would bleed the colors of the evening stars

    Also you ought to check out Jem Jones's blog because she has compiled pinterest prompts into a few posts! Want the links?

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    1. actually, only one person said that! and I DIDN'T EVEN THINK OF IT! man. I have so many ideas now. These are fantastic Lisa!

      SURE I'D LOVE THE LINK thank you!

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    2. Okaaay ...

      for couples: https://jemjoneswriter.blogspot.ca/2017/05/ideas-from-pinterest-for-character.html

      for superheroes: https://jemjoneswriter.blogspot.ca/2017/06/ideas-from-pinterest-for-superhero.html

      for tragic dialogue: https://jemjoneswriter.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ideas-from-pinterest-hopefully-tragic.html

      for explosions: https://jemjoneswriter.blogspot.ca/2017/08/ideas-from-pinterest-theme-explosions.html

      SHE'S GOT SOME AMAZING THINGS. In fact my Nano novel was inspired by one in superheroes!!!

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  14. Story prompts...
    "He found the journal on the train."
    "These are the things I no longer wish to understand."
    "His eyes were cold and lifeless as he stared at me. 'You have no idea who I am, do you?'"
    "The day she boarded the ship, she had no idea it would be her last." (Titanic anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰)
    Hahaha! I usually refuse to listen to any Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, but I just pre ordered the Piano Guys' newest Christmas album so...ahem...needless to say I will be listening to Christmas music in October, much to the consternation of some of my family. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I wish you much success with your writing!

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    1. o
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      ohman
      I LOVE THESE ALL SO MUCH!!
      and I do too!!!! but I now have a record player with real deal christmas records AND I JUST WANNA LISTEN TO THEM
      aww thanks Amanda!

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  15. Oh, I hope you do share your stories! That sounds like a great idea to get more writing in without being overwhelmed. What about getting prompts from strangers conversations you overhear? Or building a story around random people you see downtown? xx

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    1. aww you're sweet! And. uhm. wow I LOVE BOTH OF THOSE!!! Seriously, I never even thought of that. I overhear a lot of conversations while working at the library..eeepp thank you!

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let's be honest here peeps, comments rock. keep 'em clean and fun and I'll reward you with a virtual ice cream cone

*reluctantly hands cone over*