If you’re in the mood to begin a new short story, here are 10 short story ideas to kick-start some creativity!
I’ve intentionally kept these short and vague so you can take these and run with them. Feel free to combine or tweak these if you need to – be experimental to create the best short story you can.
1 – Tell the story of a scar (whether a physical scar or an emotional one)
2 – Your character discovers a dead body or witnesses a death
3 – Your character is orphaned
4 – Your character discovers a ghost
5 – Your character’s relationship ends
6 – Your character’s deepest fear is holding his or her relationship or career back
7 – A character living in poverty comes into an unexpected fortune
8 – A character unexpectedly and LITERALLY bumps into his or her soulmate
9 – Your character is on a journey – however, they are interrupted by a natural disaster or an accident
10 – Your character runs into the path of a monster