So I’m publishing this post from the campus library at my sister’s college. I’m in town for her graduation. The actual ceremony is tomorrow, which is why I’m posting a day early. For everybody who doesn’t have big plans for the coming weekend, here are a set of writing prompts for your imagination to chew on.

  1. What lengths will a character go to protect a prized possession?

  2. The main character finally snaps under the weight of growing expectations. Desperate, what do they do to escape?

  3. Write about a pair of characters healing their strained relationship. Bonus points if the relationship in question is not a romantic one.

  4. A greedy character seeks a crystal ball (or some other divination tool) whose predictions always come true. How does this fortune-telling artifact become their downfall?

  5. The main character falls prey to a stranger’s scheme. What is it? How does the main character persevere throung the hardships that inevitably follow? What must they risk to escape their fate?

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