10 More Short Story Writing Prompts

5 min readOct 31, 2023
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As requested by The Silent Monk, here are another 10 short story writing prompts.

Get those creative juices flowing once more. This is for those creatively stuck or those wanting to pop out some fun side projects for the portfolio.

Like before, the prompts will have rules for you to follow. Some will have extra challenges. Try to stay within the rules and beat the challenges while writing something cool.

I’ll try to make these a bit more difficult but equally fun.

Prompt #1

What makes a great hero?

Create a character that embodies your greatest values. A hero you wish existed in our world. Try to make him unique and not a discount Superman.

After that, throw that character in the MCU or in our world. Write his origin story.


  • Under 5k Words
  • 3rd Person
  • Write 2 more chapters of this character [Challenge]

Prompt #2

I’ve been writing romance recently and a lot of jobs desire that kind of writer. So here’s a prompt to test that skill for you.

Two characters have had an amazing date and decide to end it off with a bang. They order a taxi and…




I’m Blankmarks and I love magic in fiction. I’ll write about the various magic types and concepts not only for fun but to help writers create new magical worlds