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Creative Writing Prompts Part Eleven [501-550]
Describe a day in the life of a pastry chef in Paris.
If your couch could talk, what would it say?
If someone asked you to marry them today, would you say yes?
Why or why not?
If you could take a trip around the world for free, how would you travel and why?
Write a story incorporating the saying �as cool as a cucumber�.
If you could invent a great device that would help all of mankind, what would it be?
What all would it do?
How would your life be different if you woke up tomorrow blind?
What would you miss seeing or doing the most?
Write a fake news story with the headline, �Giant Octopus Becomes Mayor of New York�
If you could teach your pet any trick in the book, what would it be and why?
What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and you heard someone trying to break into your house?
Write a sales pitch starting with the line: �You TOO can be a millionaire in these three easy steps�
Imagine what kind of creatures you might find in the bottom of the deepest ocean.
Why are they living there?
What would you do if you were the last person left on earth?
What do you think would happen if a big Hollywood actor came to your school for a day?
What are your favorite activities on a rainy day?
Finish this sentence and elaborate, �If I had one extra hour a day to do anything, I would��
What is your Sunday routine?
How do you think it is different from other people�s routines?
Write a letter to someone 1000 years in the future.
Imagine going camping in the wilderness and animals steal all your food in the middle of the night.
What do you do the next morning?
What is one thing you want to do but haven�t done yet?
What is one thing you will never do?
Begin a short story with the line: �I felt the creature breathing on my neck as I laid there perfectly still�
Would you spend a night in the jungle all alone?
What could happen in there?
Does you family have a story they tell at every holiday or get together (like a funny story about a family member, or something that happened at one gathering?).
Tell your family�s story.
Imagine how an astronaut feels the night before a shuttle launch.
What is going through his mind?
Write a story from the viewpoint of a cockroach that survived a nuclear winter.
If you could write a book about anything, what would it be on?
Would be an instructional manual, a novel, or a non-fiction book?
Tell about your most embarrassing moment.
Looking back now, how could you have stopped it from happening?
What if you could be like King Midas and turn everything to gold with a single touch.
Would you want or like this ability?
Write a short story that ends with the line, �and that is why I almost peed in my pants laughing so hard!�
Come up with a fable of how the kangaroo got its pouch.
Describe the weirdest and wildest day you have ever had.
If you and someone else were the last people on earth, who would you want it to be and why?
What would you do if the sun never came up one morning?
Imagine an entire day in the dark.
What would you do if the sun stayed up all night?
Imagine an entire day of sunshine.
Imagine that you are on a ship in the 1800s sailing from Europe to North America.
What would it be like on that ship?
Are you scared or nervous or excited?
If your car (or your parents� car) could talk, what would it say?
Imagine that your pet dog just gave birth to a litter of 18 puppies!
What would you do with all those pups?
Write a story about two blind people meeting for the first time.
What would that be like?
Write a short story using the saying �Do as I say, not as I do�
How would you explain the Internet to someone in the 1500s?
Does your school go year round?
What would it be like if it went the entire year?
Describe a proud moment you had recently.
Why did your actions make you feel that way?
Finish this sentence and elaborate: �I wish that I could�., because�..�
What is the one junk food you couldn�t �live� without?
Explain why you love this food so much.
If you had to give up the Internet for one month, could you do it?
Why or why not?
Could you give up the Internet for one month for $100?
If not, why not, and how much would it take you to give it up?
If you had a choice, would you rather be left alone or in a group of friends?
Have you ever been homesick?
If so, tell when and why?
And if not, why do you think it doesn�t affect you?
Write a short story with the following setting: A man is sitting on a park bench reading the daily news.
Unbeknownst to him, a pack of 100 squirrels are slowly surrounding him.
Do you ever take a few moments to sit quietly and think about the day?
Maybe you lie in bed and think.
What do you think about when reflecting on the day?
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