Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #20-23

Updated: 5 days ago

By Jennifer L. Davidson

Here are some prompts that ask you to choose a character's fate. (Hint: It's always more entertaining if your characters make the worst choices!)


For more instructions, refer to the Getting Started post.


#20 - A stranger knocks on your door and offers you two choices: the gift of ten million dollars or the gift of immortality. Which one would you choose and why? How would either choice impact your life?


#21 - Two best friends drive off to begin a trip of a lifetime, until halfway to their destination in the middle of a desolate area, their car breaks down. With no cell service, they start walking along the road to find civilization. Four hours later, they stumble on a small community, but find that something is amiss. What's special about this place? Do the best friends fear it or wish to belong?


#22 - Janie is exploring the land at her grandparent's farm. As she nears the small pond where the cows typically drink, something near the edge catches her eye. It's long, thin, and squirmy. As she backs away, one of the red-orange tentacles leaves the water and wraps itself around her ankle. What happens next?


#23 - Picture the movies, "Monsters vs. Aliens," "Monsters, Inc.," or even "The Adams Family." Create a new monster or unique character. Describe what it looks like, how it behaves, and how it interacts with other characters in different situations. After dinner, sketch it out on a piece of paper. Or better yet, grab a pen or marker and sketch it out on your napkin!

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