Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #96-99

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

By Jennifer L. Davidson


Politicians and pets. Both can be incredibly convincing, but only one has the cutest face you can't resist! These prompts are all about elections and being top dog (or cat)!

For more instructions, refer to the Getting Started post.

#96 - Faruq was sure to win class president. Over the past few weeks, he had attended every after-school event, passed out a paycheck's worth of candy to students during passing time and lunch, and ignored rude comments made by his opponents. But on the morning of the election, the school doors were locked. No teachers were present. Students wandered around the parking lot confused. Why is the school closed? Where are the teachers? Do the students hold the election anyway? Does Faruq step up as a leader, or does he have something to do with the school mysteriously closing?

#97 - Salma had to win the election. The fourth-grade class president got to take home Harold the guinea pig during the long school breaks, and she'd never been allowed to have a pet before. Her parents thought pets were too much work, so winning the class election was the perfect opportunity to show them she could be responsible. If Salma wins, how is the first experience with Harold at her house? If Salma loses, what other plan does she come up with to show her parents she's ready for a pet?

#98 - Boris the Siberian Husky wanted to be the lead dog for his dog sled team as they prepared for the Iditarod race. He was secretly sneaking food to gain strength to beat out his competition. But what he didn't realize was that the extra food he had been eating was actually wood pellets for the human's fireplace. So, instead of becoming fast and strong, he became fat, lazy, and ultra-gassy. He felt miserable! Does Boris earn the lead spot? Does another dog on the team help him? Does Boris' team win the race? Does Boris learn a lesson?

#99 - It was a dark and stormy night and Bean the calico cat needed to stop her humans from voting for the wrong presidential candidate. One candidate vowed to force every family to have two cats, while the other promised to ban pets altogether. Her humans didn't know this, of course, but it was all over the pet internet. How does Bean tell her family? What happens if Bean's family is forced to get another cat? What happens if Bean's family can no longer have a pet?

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