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Ideas for UseThere are a million ways to use these stories. They work as personal writing exercises or as a writing group or English class exercise. You can do one a day or one a week, write a short outline, a sketch, or a complete story, even a novel! Here are some ways to interpret the prompts:
- Read and finish the story as-is.
- Have your whole class/group do it and compare endings.
- Write until you come to a cliffhanger, then have someone else finish your story.
- You may want to rewrite the story starter to include different details or even a different point of view
- Many prompts are more about world-building. Use them as a jumping-off point to write your own story.
- Think about what happened before the story started? How did we get here?
- Think of an interesting what-if related to the story starter. In a world where monsters are real, what if monsters are scared of people?, for example
- Write your own story prompts and share them with others!