More Short Story Starters

It has been quite a while since I posted a new list of my very popular short story starters. Quite a few people have written to me saying how useful these ideas have been. They consistently outrank every other type of article posted here on my blog.

Join in the fun.

Use any of the ideas in the list below, or go search through the archives (click on the link below).

Short Story Starters:

  1. Sarah grabbed at the door as it slammed shut. She missed. The sudden bang echoed down the hall. She….
  2. Tony groaned as the engine suddenly cut out. He…
  3. Ursula grinned. “That’s wonderful! When did this happen?” Her sister…
  4. Victor was stunned into silence. No-one had ever said that to him before. After what seemed like an eternity he…
  5. Wendy clasped the book to her chest. This little treasure was…
  6. Yolanda crept to the kitchen door, listening to the muffled voices. She stood still like an iron rod. The voices continued. She…
  7. Anthea knew better than that. She could have told…
  8. Ben struggled to his feet, brushed the dirt and twigs from his legs and groaned. He stared at the blood trickling…
  9. Cynthia did a little skip as she hurried to the letter box. Had that special letter arrived? She peered through…
  10. Danni slumped down on her bed. The glare from the window hurt her eyes. She…

Conditions of use:

  • Feel free to use any of the story starters listed above. Change anything to suit your needs.
  • Give it your best shot.
  • Edit your work carefully before sending it off to a publisher or posting it on your blog.
  • Let me know in the comments section how it went.
  • If you publish your story on your web site or on your blog let me know so I can make a link to it for others to read.

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One Response to “More Short Story Starters”

  1. Katie says:

    Hey i need to write a short story that incorporates the idea of a faustian bargain but am unsure of how i could start or an idea for the story…can u please help me!!!

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