Novel Kicks Writing Room: Writing Prompts

Novel Kicks Writing RoomIn the writing room today, I thought I would keep it simple.

Pick one prompt from each of the following and use them as inspiration for a short story with a maximum word count of 1,500 words.


A carpenter

A teenage boy

A cartoonist

An actress/actor



In a penthouse apartment

In a dentist waiting room

In a lift

On an island in the middle of the ocean.



Discovers they have a stalker

A child escapes and runs away to join the circus

Discovers they can transform into other people

Finds out their sister is their mother



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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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