What If? Writing Prompts: Humor II

I hope you’re up for some more “What If?” Writing Prompts! For a lighter theme this week, today’s set features more prompts in the humor genre. See what funny tales you can spin around these ideas, and feel free to add more of your own! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you woke up one day to find your life were the setting of a movie?

What if… you set up a camera in your house to find out what your pets do when you’re not home?

What if… you knew an animal that talked… but only when you were both alone?

What if… your school/workplace turned into a circus for a day?

What if… there were a strange disease going around that randomly gave people the urge to sing and dance?

Have fun writing your own silly stories!

If you have any “What If?” writing prompt suggestions (for any theme), please feel free to share them in the comments below. Ideas I like may be featured in future “What If?” posts, with full credit and a link to your blog (if you have one)! Also, if you’ve written a piece based on an idea you’ve found here, be sure to link back to the respective “What If?” post. I would love to see what you’ve done with the prompt! Thank you!

What If? Writing Prompts: Humor I

I’m afraid I have some bad news. The thing is, I’m getting a little tired of these “What If?” Writing Prompts, so this will probably be my last post for this segment. It’s hard to come up with these all the time, and I just can’t handle it anymore. Sorry, it’s been fun, but it’s time to move on.

April Fool’s! I know, that was totally lame, but I couldn’t resist. Of course these never get old; I love coming up with new writing prompts every month! But anyway, I realized about a month ago that April 1st would fall on a Wednesday this year, and while thinking about possible jokes for that week’s creative writing post, it suddenly occurred to me that I had yet to include comedy on my list of “What If?” themes.

So without further ado, here’s a new batch of prompts for you, set to one of the hardest genres to write for: humor. I hope you’ll find these ideas fun, and may they inspire you to come up with your own! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… a witch cursed you to speak only in rhymes?

What if… you were lost and the only person around to ask for directions were a mime?

What if… your life became a musical for a day?

What if… an annoying sound played in your head every time you heard someone tell a lie?

What if… you could hear pets say what they really think of their owners?

Have fun writing your own humorous stories!

If you have any “What If?” writing prompt suggestions (for any theme), please feel free to share them in the comments below. Ideas I like may be featured in future “What If?” posts, with full credit and a link to your blog (if you have one)! Also, if you’ve written a piece based on an idea you’ve found here, be sure to link back to the respective “What If?” post. I would love to see what you’ve done with the prompt! Thank you!

Summer Heat

I do so love the winter cold,
With weather brisk and sweet.
But when I freeze too long,
I start to miss the summer heat.

For when the warmest months arrive
And bring the scorching sun,
It’s time to set your work aside
And start the summer fun.

The beaches fill with people
Seeking peace along the shore.
With white sands and clear blue waters,
They could hardly ask for more.

The laughs of many children
Can be heard throughout the day.
Vacation time has started
And they’re finally free to play.

The scent of fresh cut grass
Will begin to fill the air,
While a hundred ice cream flavors
Will be tasted everywhere.

I do so love the summer heat,
With weather bright and bold.
But when I burn too long…
I start to miss the winter cold.

Just Say It

(Third place winner of Writer’s Carnival’s Poet-less Poetry contest!)

I tried to sing a ballad,
But my voice was way off key.
I tried to paint a picture,
But I draw so terribly.

I tried to cite a sonnet,
But I messed up every rhyme.
I tried to dance a solo,
But I couldn’t keep the time.

So I’m writing you this poem
In the hope you’ll find it fun.
You know I’d never work this hard
To please just anyone.

For life is far too fleeting
And my feelings far too true
To find a boring way of saying,
“Darling, I love you!”

Close Encounters

Personal Log – Planet CCCLXV: Day 3

We had our first encounter with native intelligent lifeforms today. As expected, they’re rather bizarre and, in my opinion, frightfully ugly. They have rigid figures topped with a single round multi-cavity structure, which we suspect hold their cognitive centers. Each lifeform only possesses two optical organs, both of which face forward; it’s a wonder how they can see anything at all. Stranger still, however, are the limbs protruding from their cores: four stiff members that bend in the middle. It’s lucky those limbs are jointed, else the creatures wouldn’t be able to move or perform any functions. Speaking of functions… No, perhaps it’s best we don’t understand. That would be the stuff of nightmares to last for weeks.


Adapted from a writing prompt from Writer’s Carnival: Alien Reversal.

Write a paragraph on an encounter with an alien… only you are the alien meeting a human for the first time. Make it funny, scary or completely off the wall.

I imagine extraterrestrials would be just as horrified by us as we would be by them! I hope you enjoy what I’ve written. Thanks for reading!

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