Writing Prompts


The Metro.

Take it downtown. Take it uptown. Fall in love. Lose a love. Make new friendships. Lose friends.

High school.

Graduate. Matriculate. Make a date. Love and hate. Your homework’s late.


Clickety-clack, DING! Hammering the letters onto the page like you really mean to make them stick. One-finger typing. Two-finger typing. Nine-finger typing. I don’t think anyone actually uses all ten fingers to type.

Clear tape.

Great for pranks. Sometimes, on certain surfaces, you really can’t see it. It’s invisible!


There’s a certain philosophical flavor to the concept of faith. Without faith, the lion never leaps.


Want to do your own writing to the prompts? Here is a list of seventeen writing prompts. If the seventeen below aren’t enough for you, use the five above as well. When writing to a prompt, you can really do any kind of style you want. What does the prompt bring to your mind first? Do you instantly get a storyline in your head? Do you reminisce about something? Does the prompt throw you in a completely different direction? All of these are acceptable. Write whatever you want!

  1. Malt mash
  2. Razor burn
  3. Drive-in
  4. Frontal lobe
  5. Half staff
  6. Sexually healthy
  7. Gauntlet
  8. God’s gift to women
  9. Cat in the box
  10. Goat farm
  11. Chocolate covered
  12. Fat rat
  13. Perceptual sphere
  14. Anger issues
  15. Race track
  16. Plastic skeleton
  17. Right on

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at xenosthesia.com or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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