Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #52-55

By Jennifer L. Davidson

Pets can be a great source of inspiration when it comes to story ideas. Here are a few prompts I created with my furry and scaly pets in mind.


For more instructions, refer to the Getting Started post.


#52 – Jem the black lab was obsessed with eating. It was all she thought about. It was all she dreamed about at night and during her 12 daily naps. Even while out for a walk she searched the ground for morsels of food. What are some ways that Jem can solve her eating problem? (Email me your suggestions for my food-obsessed lab!)


#53 – Bean the calico kitten looked out the sliding glass door waiting for her squirrel friend. She usually saw him bounce up the steps of the backyard deck every morning after she finished her breakfast promptly at 6am. Her human was very obedient. One day, her friend didn’t come, and Bean became worried. She got so worried that she snuck out the door when the humans let Furry Beast out. She’d never been outside before and didn’t have a plan. What should Bean do first? How will she find her friend? What other obstacles does Bean run into?


#54 – Versace the white, fluffy rabbit was appalled that his humans tried to feed him a generic brand of rabbit food. To show them just how angry he was, he stopped eating altogether. After the second day of starving himself, he felt like he might faint. On the third day, he could barely hop to his water dish. On the fourth day… What does Versace do on the fourth day? Does he eat, feel weaker, ask his buddies Bean and Jem to help him, or eat and find a different way to show his dissatisfaction?


#55 – Frank the angelfish found his tank disgraceful. It was beyond disgusting and his human refused to do anything about it. Until one day she did. She dropped in a sucker fish that wouldn’t suck. He laid there doing nothing. It was the laziest, non-suckiest sucker fish Frank had ever met. How does Frank inspire the sucker fish to do his job? Does he trick him, offer him a prize, or ask him to talk about his feelings?

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