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What If? Writing Prompts: Humor IV

Here’s another round of “What If?” Writing Prompts for you to enjoy! To keep things lighthearted, this week’s batch is set to the theme of humor. What silly tales can you spin from these ideas? Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… someone charmed/cursed you to speak only in puns?

What if… you noticed all the animals around you had “shifty eyes”?

What if… a monster showed up at your door… to ask you for something mundane?

What if… every time you spoke, candy fell from your lips?

What if… everyone had a theme song that played whenever they entered a room?

Have fun writing more 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!

What If? Writing Prompts: Paranormal IV

As promised, here are some new “What If?” Writing Prompts for you to enjoy! This week’s theme features another set of prompts in the paranormal genre. What sorts of bizarre tales can you spin from these ideas? Have fun!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… every time you had a dream about someone you knew, it meant that person had one week left to live?

What if… the ghost of a relative haunted your family’s home, but only you could see and hear them?

What if… the planchette of your friend’s ouija board started moving on its own whenever you went to visit?

What if… you suspected someone you knew of being possessed by a spirit?

What if… you saw a will-o’-the-wisp while you were out camping with your friends?

Good luck writing more stories of the paranormal!

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: Fantasy / Science Fiction V

Okay, so this is a little embarrassing, but it seems I’m having trouble keeping up with blogging again. It’s hard to manage so many things at once, so for now I’ll have to tide over my creative writing topics with some “What If?” Writing Prompts. Thanks for understanding! Since I haven’t featured some in a while, now may be a good time to share a few more fantasy and science fiction prompts. See what stories you can create from these ideas! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you and your pet switched bodies for a day?

What if… you had the power to rewind time at will?

What if… you found a portal to another dimension hidden in your own basement?

What if… all humans were naturally born with different magical abilities?

What if… you discovered that your computer had the ability to think for itself?

Have fun writing more fantasy and science fiction tales!

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: Mythology III

While work keeps me busy these next several weeks, why not help yourself to some more “What If?” Writing Prompts? Since the last set was about history, I thought today I’d continue on a similar theme and share some mythology-themed prompts. See what mythical tales you can create from these ideas! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you were descended from a long line of legendary heroes?

What if… your best friend were a mythical creature?

What if… you discovered you had the divine power to harness the elements?

What if… you found out you were the reincarnation of an ancient hero?

What if… a god or goddess granted you a blessing of your choice?

Good luck writing more stories about mythology!

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: History III

I hope you’re ready for more creative inspiration! I’ve been feeling inspired by period drama lately, so today I’m sharing a few more “What If?” Writing Prompts set to the theme of history. See what historical pieces you can create from these ideas! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… the entire European continent had developed a unified culture?

What if… the Renaissance hadn’t begun in Italy?

What if… East Asian countries had never opened their doors to Western influence?

What if… the Great War (World War I) had never happened?

What if… the United States hadn’t joined World War II?

Have fun writing more twists on history!

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: Nature IV

It’s Earth Day this week, so let’s mark the occasion with some new “What If?” Writing Prompts! To spark your “natural” creativity, here’s a new set of prompts set to the theme of nature and environmentalism! What sorts of stories can you create from these ideas? Have fun!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… all wildlife rose up in a revolution against humankind?

What if… one tree were planted for every person in the world?

What if… a global effort were made to end all pollution?

What if… the entire world population could be fed on sustainable food sources?

What if… only you had the power to save the natural world from total destruction?

Good luck writing more tales about nature and the environment!

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 III

While we’re on the topic of comedy, why not help yourself to some new “What If?” Writing Prompts to go with the theme? To inspire your whimsical side, here’s a new batch of prompts in the humor genre! See what silly stories you can write from these ideas! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you were walking outside when it suddenly started raining chocolate?

What if… you were trying to get a song out of your head, but people kept humming it everywhere you went?

What if… every answer you gave had to rhyme with the question?

What if… you knew someone was going to prank you… and you had to figure out a way to make it backfire on them?

What if… every day were April Fools’ Day?

Good luck writing some more humorous tales!

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: Love and Peace II

It’s the month of love, so why not celebrate creatively with some more “What If?” Writing Prompts? It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a set of love and peace prompts, so here are a few new ones for you to try! See what stories you can create from these ideas! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… the world’s only religion/faith were Love?

What if… social tolerance were a subject taught in schools worldwide?

What if… the differences among people were only ever cause for celebration, not conflict?

What if… every nation made children’s education a top priority?

What if… for a brief time, there were no wars happening anywhere in the entire world?

Have fun writing more stories about love and peace!

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: Romance V

Is it February already? Honestly, where does the time go? To kick off Valentine’s month, why not have some fun with a few “What If?” Writing Prompts in the romance genre? See what tales of love you can spin around these ideas! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you accidentally drank a love potion that made you become infatuated with the first person you laid eyes on?

What if… you lived in a society where you were the only person who believed in love?

What if… you developed feelings for someone you hated when you first met?

What if… someone you thought was your worst enemy turned out to be in love with you?

What if… you had a highly intuitive pet who kept trying to lead you to your soulmate?

Have fun writing some more romantic 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: Paranormal III

Life is keeping me extra busy these days, so why not help yourself to some more “What If?” Writing Prompts until I can catch up again? This week’s post features yet another set of prompts in the paranormal genre. See what mysterious tales you can spin around these ideas! Enjoy!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you felt an electric shock up your arm whenever you touched someone who had committed a crime?

What if… you could hear the voices of people who had passed on to the next life?

What if… you found out you had telekinetic powers… by accidentally unleashing them in public?

What if… you could see into the afterlife?

What if… the days a person had left to live appeared to you as a number over their head?

Have fun writing some more paranormal 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!

About J.C. Wolfe

J.C. Wolfe is a fiction writer, biologist, and aspiring novelist of science fantasy and romance. A natural-born American and graduate in Marine Ecology from a university in Brazil, J.C. now writes for a living in California while spending free time blogging and penning stories and poetry.

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