Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #6-9

Updated: 6 days ago

By Jennifer L. Davidson

Keep the conversations flowing at your next family meal!


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#6 - A teenager sets out to travel down the Mississippi River, starting in Minnesota, by way of a homemade raft. What happened in his/her life to encourage this decision? What does he/she bring on the adventure and why?


#7 - A family survives a zombie apocalypse by locking themselves in their basement. After the upstairs has been silent for days, meaning the zombies have probably vacated the premise, who is brave enough to start exploring? Describe in detail what he/she sees? How does he/she convince the others the coast is clear, or is it?


#8 - Tell a story that uses the abecedarian format. (Each line begins with the first letter of the alphabet and is followed by the successive letter, until the final letter is reached.) Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Agatha heard the door creak open as she laid in her bed shivering.

Andrew couldn't believe Mavis was keeping a secret from him.

Any kid in his right mind would've told the police exactly what he saw.


#9 - How about a little Halloween fun?! The ghost of a woman who was hung in the Salem Witch Trials mysteriously appears at your dining room table while your family is eating. What is her side of the story? Does she confess to practicing witchcraft? Was she innocent? Was it a complete misunderstanding?


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