Write a story about someone who has an incredibly mind-bending day at their corporate cubicle job.
Write a story with your favorite crap from the ’90s in it. It doesn’t have to take place in the ’90s, but just make sure there are plenty of Doc Martens, Hammer pants, mom jeans, riot grrrl bands, zines, and flannel in it.
Use these damn words in your story. All of them.
finitude, horoscope, vitamin, microcosm, burnout, bravado, chasm
Write a horror story that takes place in a candy factory. Be sure you include some creepy toddlers.
Write about someone who has to overcome some serious, deeply rooted hang-ups to save someone’s life. I mean, like, really serious hang-ups.
Write about someone who decides not to set their clock back for daylight saving time. And no, they can’t live in Arizona or Hawaii.
Write a story about some really boring people. Have something really boring happen to them that completely turns their world upside down.
Three random things. Put ‘em in your story: a guitar, a really unique cake, a red shoe
Write about something really gross. Like, something way grosser than you’d ever want to write about. Be sure to also include something really cute in the story.
Nouns! Use them all in your story: a DJ, a run-down Taco Bell, an old computer
Write about a skydiving adventure that goes horribly wrong, but not in the way you’d think.
Write a story with this title: Coffee Shop Creep-out
Write a story about someone who won’t take off their Halloween costume even though Halloween is, like, way over.
Write a story about a world in which one day animals just start doing all the stuff humans do — going to the grocery story, driving cars, leaving snarky comments on A.V. Club articles, wearing clothes, ordering takeout, etc.
Write a story about an alcoholic middle-aged lady and a teenage girl who ride around Canada in a truck saving people from stuff.