As a writer I know that deep down each of us has stories worth telling. The writing prompts offered here will help you find your own special voice. Read them, let your mind wander freely and listen carefully to the voice within. Then begin writing. Don’t be afraid. Just write what you want to say. Amaze yourself!...

Use These Five Words to Write A Story

Great writing idea from 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompts site at

We have 5 words for you this week. They all have to be included in your writing but can be in any order. They are:

Bicycle Desperate Yellow Warned Greedily

Can you create a 100-word story or paragraph using all the words and making them as interesting as possible to wow your friends? Please try. You can do this exercise, too, with any other words of your own choosing that interest you. Go to it and have fun!

Do You Have A Secret Hiding Place?

Make believe you had a secret hiding place to call your very own. It is where you can shut yourself from the demands of the world, where you can have your private thoughts and be the ”real” you. What would this secret haven be like? What would you do there? Write? Think? Pray? Just sit? How could such a place change you? Do you already have such a secret place, and if so, what is it like. Please describe.

‘We Need to Talk’

“Mom, we need to talk,” she said. “It’s something serious.”

These are the opening words of a conversation and it’s your job now to continue the dialogue and figure out what the daughter and mother are saying to each other. Relax and let your imagination take over. Maybe this is a conversation that you, too, would like to have with your mother or father. Give it a try!

To the Rescue, To Find Safety

A blind man is trapped at home where the flood waters caused by a hurricane are beginning to sweep into the house. He places his crippled son on his shoulders and slowly leaves his home to find safety. What is going on his head? What are the words he tell himself to keep going? Will he be able to save his son and himself? Tell his story!

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