Short Story Starters

It has been quite a while since my last list of my ever popular short story starters. Here is another list to help you on your way writing those short stories. I hope you find something to inspire you. Perhaps you are suffering from ‘writer’s block’ and this is just what you need to get you going again.

Short Story Starters

  1. As the small plane skimmed the trees lining the road, Peter could hear the sound of the engine. All was not as it should have been. He….
  2. ‘If you have one more drink tonight I’m outa here!’ Jessica glared at Tony. The raised glass was almost at his lips. He…
  3. Janet slipped silently beneath the sheets. She could hear James snoring. Her guilt was suddenly dampened by relief. Had he…
  4. Connor ripped open the envelope. No time now for finesse. He straightened out the letter and as he came to the end of the first line he gave….
  5. Tanya paused before opening the door. This seemed to be a mistake but she couldn’t back out now. She….
  6. If you take a right turn at the old church in Main Street you…
  7. How anyone could have killed old Mrs. Wallis defied explanation. She was the sweetest, kindest and gentlest woman in the small village. All the villagers adored her – except one. Richard knew her dark secret. He…

You can find dozens more short story starters on other pages on the blog. Just click here to access them.

Good writing.

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.

2 Responses to “Short Story Starters”

  1. vanessa da silva says:

    thanks, they helped me a lot

  2. Trevor says:

    Welcome to my blog about writing Vanessa – and for the feed back. I plan to regularly add more story starters and writing hints over coming months, so I invite you to return from time to time.