Category Archives: Story Starters

Your Write to Health

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” — Robert Heinlein, science fiction writer Pennsylvania State University’s newsletter, LIVE, ran an article today about writing and health titled Writing … Continue reading

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Story Starters for May 2011

 A clap echoed down the corridor. “The coast is clear,” translated a short man with bags under his eyes.  His khaki shorts and matching shirt were more wrinkled now than when we started.  He tried to act calm, but the … Continue reading

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Story Starters for April 2011

I closed my eyes, placing my hands over my face and watching purple ghost images play against the inside of my eyelids.  My throat hadn’t started burning yet, like they threatened it would – the liars – but my lips … Continue reading

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March Story Starters

He sat on the floor by the far wall again, intimidating not because of his bulk or skills, but because of his silence.  His silence has been so complete that he hasn’t even made eye contact with me for two … Continue reading

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December Story Starters

Two very different story starters both dealing with loss and urgency. Continue reading

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August Story Starters

I’m just an ordinary kid.  I stay up late, sleep in late, I like to take pictures more than be in them, and spend more time online than my parents ever thought I would when they bought me my first … Continue reading

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Story Starters for June

There are two things to remember when executing your most beloved friend.  First, he knows it’s nothing personal – even when it is.  Second, … “Mom.  Mom!  Come on!”  I chased her down the hall to her room, my (or … Continue reading

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May Story Starters

“Maybe she wants to die,” the follower justified to herself. Continue reading

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April Story Starters

This month I’m doing something a little different.  Instead of story starters, I’m giving story titles – children’s story titles.  You can start the story however you like.  The advantage here is that you can give the story a unique … Continue reading

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Story Starters for March

I try to open my eyes but the light is too bright.  I squint against the pain and try to look towards the darkest corner.  There is no dark corner.  A sound, gentle yet frightening, beckons for my attention.  It … Continue reading

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