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31 May Writing Prompts for 2022

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Are you looking for writing prompts designed for May?

A collection of writing prompts for each day to help you write consistently throughout May.

Creative Writing Prompts to put in you the feelings and festivity of the month(May).

These prompts can be used for writing poetry, or narrative or you could decide to write freely with the prompt.

It could be for

  • Microfiction
  • Flash Fiction
  • Short Story
  • Poetry(Narrative)

Each day has a prompt.

If you are doing a writing challenge in May you can use these prompts. All you have to do is scroll down to the prompt of the day and use it for that day.

Let’s begin.

May 1 

Write a story where the main character has an awkward kind of laughter.

Write a story where three friends are laughing at the beginning of the story.

May 2

Write a story where the baby is missing.

An impatient nanny is babysitting for the first time.

May 3

Write a story in the form of a review detailing your experience with a product or service.

May 4

Write a personal narrative about your best or worst Teacher.

You can approach and tell a story about the teacher you never had.

May 5

A character forgets the password of something at stake and cannot reset the password.

May 6

Write a story where the character is starving.

May 7

What is the meaning of joining hands? Write a story in response to this question.

May 8

Write a story where the character is searching for their lost socks.

Write a story where the character finds a lost sock with something inside.

May 9

Write a story that takes place on the ocean. A lost sailor

A man surviving a shipwreck

May 10

A character tries to stay up all night but…

Write a story that starts and ends on the same night. It takes place all night.

May 11

Write a story that starts with a character counting. It could be money etc.

May 12

Write a limerick on a household item and its relationship with the family.

May 13

Write an epistolary (letter) story where the character blames all his problems on someone else.

May 14

Write a story that takes place on a train. 

Another way is the story starts with the character trying to catch a train.

May 15

A character gives a flower to a girl.

Write a story where a detective finds a flower with a note in it.

May 16

Write a story where a narrator is telling a story from an ancient drawing. Starting from the left of the drawing.

May 17

Write a story that all happens at home without the character leaving the house.

May 18

Begin your story with someone washing the dishes. 

You could spice it up with them having a conversation with someone else while washing.

May 19

Write a story where a detective puts together a crime story from their notebook.

Begin your story in diary format. A character narrating the events of the day.

May 20

Write a story of a character that is running away from a swarm of bees.

May 21

Write a story where an ordinary man is unlocking the theft of an ancient painting from his house.

May 22

Start your story with a character running away from a supposedly monster.

Write a story where the character is rehearsing a gothic play.

May 23

Write a story that unfolds while a  character is talking therapy.

Write a story where a character is trying to remember what happened to them but it is all mixed up.

May 24

Write a story where twin brothers separated at birth do the same things without them knowing.

Write a story where a man is searching for his lost brother.

May 25

Start your story with a character drying a wet towel.

Write a story where the character gives a towel to someone.

May 26

Write a story where a character is trying not to smoke. Without telling his friends his decision to quit smoking.

Write a story where the characters are trying to escape from a room filled with smoke.

May 27

Write a story where a character is trying to settle a  dispute between two parties.

Write a story with a character walking out of the door with their hands up.

May 28

Write a story about a mysterious biscuit that makes you a witch.

Write a story that starts with a parent giving biscuits to their child.

May 29

Write a story that starts with a character looking into the stars.

May 30

Write a story with a nurse talking to a patient.

Write a story where a patient is impersonating a nurse to escape.

May 31

Write a story that ends with a character watering a flower.

Conclusion

Now you have thirty-one prompts for thirty-one days to create whatever you want.

Which of the prompts is your favorite. Let me know in the comments.

If you want me to add different formats of writing prompts or change the prompts for a particular age group or genre of writing. Please let me know in the comments section, so I can improve this blogpost


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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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