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50 Creative 100 Word Story Prompts(Get Inspired Right Now)

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The 100 word story form of Microfiction is growing particularly with the increasing audience for this form of writing.

With or without time as a writer you still get to create a story absolute in its entirety and bold in brevity.

Whether you choose to call it drabble or one hundred word story I got you. 

For you to avoid struggling with an idea when you decide to write a 100 word story(drabble) here is a list of prompts for you to get started writing the stories.

Let’s get inspired.

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1. Write a story about the first five minutes of your character’s life, you can draw inspiration from your life.

2. Cups are always there in the background. Beginning and ending our day. Write a story about cups that could be symbolic or commonplace in your story.

3. Write a story about memories. Maybe a character’s childhood memory.

4. Pick a moment in time and capture it in 100 words.

5. Write a story picking inspiration from your dreams.

6. Oftentimes souvenirs and objects help us like portals into a particular memory in time without it we might never be able to enter into that memory.

Write a story where a character goes into time from an object, sound ( music), smell, etc.

7. Write a story where your character kills a creature. It could be anything from a cockroach to a sci-fi alien.

8. Write a story where your character regrets an action.

9. Write a story where a character’s progress is interrupted by someone calling them to something getting in their way.

10. Write a story where two characters make a bet on something or someone.

11. Write a story that begins with “He doesn’t smile”.

12. Write a story that begins with “My Dad and I”

13. Write a story where a  Character gives a gift to another character.

14. Write a story that begins with “Later that Evening”

15. Write a story that ends with ” I just wanted a drink”

16. Write a story that begins with “She  searched the kitchen until…”

17. Your story is based on the fulfillment of a character’s wish. It could be that of the parents etc.

18. Create a story where your character spends time with a sick child and see what happens.

19. Write a story that starts with your character making a phone call.

20.  Write a story that begins right after something(twist) changes the status quo of a character’s life.

21. Write a story that starts with your character waking up to an Alarm.

22. Write a story about a character that is trying to be committed to something.

23. Write a story that is set in a restaurant.

24. Write a story where your character is eating soup.

25. Write a story with a character drinking tea.

26. Write a story about a character trying to fix an Air conditioner.

27. Write a story where your character is shivering.

28. Write a story where your character is trying not to eat meat.

29. Write a story with a Character solving math.

30. Write a story featuring a character eating Hot Dog.

31. Write a story where an Emoji gets your character in trouble.

32. Write a story where the moon is very important to a character.

33. Write a story where an Aunt is talking to her niece.

34. Write a story featuring a character drinking coffee.

35. Write a story where a character meets a person who later becomes their best friend for the first time.

36. Write a story that starts with a character reading aloud.

37. Write a story with a character dealing with cancer.

38. Write a story with your character waving to their neighbor.

39. Write a story where your character’s internet is blocked.

40. Write a story with a character that has a toothache.

41. Write a story where your character is hiding from the rain.

42. Write a story with a character drinking milk.

43. Write a story with a character that is stranded.

44. Write a story with a character tuning a radio.

45. Write a story where your character gives something to someone.

46. Write a story that is set on the road.

47. Write a story that starts with “It all makes sense…”

48. Write a story that ends with ” but infinite”.

49. Write a story that ends with ” in due turn”.

50. Write a story that begins with “I am calling a feast”.

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Conclusion

Some writers are blocked because they haven’t found the right idea. And you spend time trying to come up with one on the spot.

Instead of worrying about what to write, you can focus on writing your first draft.

This prompt list is a work in progress. As I come up with new ideas for your drabbles(100 word story) I would add them to this list.

Bookmark the post to come back to it later.

Which one of the prompts are you going to use? Tell me the number in the comments section.


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By Onyemechi Nwakonam

Hi ,I write poetry and short prose. I am excited to help you organise your writing journey.

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