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50 Creative 50-Word Story Prompts: To Inspire You Right Now

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When I  started writing fifty-word stories I was looking for ideas that were not too big for fifty words.

The ideas had to be right enough since I don’t have unlimited words to do whatever I want.

I have to create within  the confines of the words I have ( 50 words)

In this blog post is a list of one hundred story prompts you can use to write your own 50-word story or dribble whatever you choose to call it.

You can decide to use the prompts to write daily.

Another approach would be to use it for a personal challenge 

  • 7 days
  • 21 days 
  • 30 days 
  • 100 days 

However long you decide to do the writing challenge.

You can bookmark this post to come back to it when you need ideas to write a fifty-word story.

Also, I will be adding ideas in the future to this post.

1. Write a story featuring a book

2. Write a story where two friends meet for the first time.

3. Write a story where a character tests the truth of a saying.

4. Write a story where your character is searching for something.

5. Write a story showing the life of your character after the funeral of a loved one.

6. Write a story where you start with Beauty and end with beauty.

7. Begin and end a story with “The Plate”.

8. Pick a short process and turn it into a story with character(s) and stake (s).

For example, living a happy day.

9. Take a piece of advice, add a twist and write it in the second person point of view.

10. Write a story featuring a torch.

11. Write a story where your character is forgetting a loved one; alive or dead.

12. Take an odd object and tell a story from its point of view.

13. Write a story where your character is preparing for death.

14. Write a story that takes place at the dining table.

15. Write a story where a character conceals what recently happened from another character.

16. Write a story that starts and ends with the word “Give”

17. Write a story where your character finds the meaning of a thing, event, or cause

18. Write a story where you capture the very last thought of your character before death.

19. Write a story about a couple

20. Write a story where your character is cooking.

21. Write a story featuring the moon.

22. Write a story featuring the stars.

23. Write a story featuring a pen.

24. Write a story where your character is trying to remember something important.

25. Write a story that takes place over the phone.

26. Write a story where your character performs a random act of kindness.

27. Write a story featuring a character listening to a radio.

28. Write a story where your character finds a lost document.

29. Write a story featuring an umbrella.

30. Write a story that ends with “Thank You”.

31. Write a story about optimism.

32. Write a story featuring ice cream.

33. Write a story where your character is calling someone for the first time.

34. Write a story set in a picnic location.

35. Capture the first day your character met their best friend.

36. Write a story featuring rainfall.

37. Write a story featuring the moon.

38. Write a story with a character talking to their parents.

39. Write a story where a character is talking to their Uncle.

40. Write a story featuring a waiter.

41. Write a story where the character is celebrating their birthday.

42. Write a story that ends with “Doodle”.

43. Write a story featuring a to-do list.

44. Write a story where your character is cleaning.

45. Write a story that is set in the kitchen.

46. Write a story featuring a fruitcake.

47. Write a story that ends with “… Had lost his way”.

48. Write a story about commitment.

49. Write a story featuring someone ringing a bell.

50. Write a story that ends with “.. sad and broken”.

If you are in the mood check out this list of literary magazines to submit your 50-word stories for publication.

Related: 5 Recurring 50 Word Story Contests

Conclusion

This list is a work in progress.

As I write and practice with the genre of 50-word stories and come across topics and ideas  I would add them to this list.

You can bookmark the list and come back to it for new prompts.

Tell me which number of the prompts you will be using in the comments section.

If you have any questions let me know in the comments.


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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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