Tis the season for pumpkin spice… everything. Here’s some writing prompts to enjoy with your favorite seasonal treats.

  1. A garbage collector finds something odd in their latest load – a child locked in a trunk. The child is alive. How did they get in the trunk? Why were they out with the garbage?

  2. Being the press secretary for the president (or some other ruler) is a thankless job. Between insults from reporters to grief from their boss, it’s a lot to bear. When and how does our press secretary snap?

  3. A wealthy businessperson has many enemies. How far will these enemies will go to satisfy their grudges?

  4. Write your own human vs. nature story that takes place entirely outdoors.

  5. A drifter arrives in town, prophesying doom and destruction on the inhabitants. Do any of the townsfolk believe the drifter? What about after prophesies start coming true?

If you use any of these prompts, please share your story or a link to your story in the comments below.