Want to write a story but don’t know where to start? This page gives randomly selected elements to use as a starting point. For offline use, you can also display a page of 16 prompts in table form, to print and cut up.

How to use these prompts is up to you. It’s just to give you ideas. There are no rules, only suggestions:

  • If this prompt isn’t working for you, “roll again” for fresh choices.
  • Use the elements that speak to you. You don’t have to include them all. You don’t have to do anything. You are the boss.
  • If a word seems ambiguous (does “poor” mean not wealthy or of inferior quality?) decide on the meaning that suits you.
  • HAVE FUN!