Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #101-104

Updated: Nov 19

By Jennifer L. Davidson

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, oh my! Halloween is almost upon us and what a great time to be creative! Pick a prompt and put on your ghoulish thinking cap. How spooky can you make your story?


For more instructions, refer to the Getting Started post.


#101 - A twig broke beneath his step. An owl hooted in the midst of the moonlit night. The smell of wet, rotting leaves bore down on his flaring nostrils. But it was now or never. If Logan didn't follow the ghost of his great-grandfather, he'd have to wait until next Halloween. Describe the ghost of Logan's great-grandfather using all five senses. Where is the ghost leading Logan? What does Logan learn about his family?

#102 - Gavin the goblin was embarrassed about this large nose. He tried hiding it with a mask, but he wasn't fooling anyone. The mask only made it worse, except on Halloween, which was his favorite day. What mask does Gavin choose to wear? What are some other ways that might make Gavin feel better about his appearance? Create a character to help Gavin not feel so self-conscience.

#103 - Nothing scared Gabby the ghoul, not even the loud, rambunctious teenagers who visited her graveyard every Halloween. Zed the zombie couldn't even make her squeal, and he was the scariest guy in the cemetery. But then one night a graverobber returned a body. It was like nothing she'd ever seen before. Gabby was terrified! Who did the graverobber return to the cemetery? Why was Gabby afraid of him or her? Describe this new character.

#104 - Create your own Halloween character! To get started, draw it. Give it a name. Decide where it lives. Give it an interesting talent or power. Think of a way for it to make Halloween better (or worse if your character is evil) for the children on Halloween night.

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