Start a story with a syllogism.
A syllogism is a rhetorical device that makes use of deductive thinking. It usually follows the format of ‘A is B. B is C. So A is C.’ An example may be: Killing is evil. An assassin kills people. So an assassin must be evil.
I love candy! Candy is unhealthy. So I must be unhealthy right? Yet I do everything I should. I exercise, I eat my vegetables, I have a good sleep pattern going. What am I doing wrong? I mean yeah eating candy probably isn’t the best thing to do when I’m trying to stay fit, but it’s not like I do it every day. Maybe once a week tops.
But as I stand here before the mirror and look at my gaunt figu...
I get scared at night time
When I’m scared bad things happen
So bad things must happen at night?
This is the truth I concluded.
People say praying is good
Being good gets you what you want
So praying will give me what I want!
No one else can see what’s going on in my head
If you can’t see it it isn’t there
So this doesn’t exist,
All these assumptions
Lies you told me...
People get butterflies when they’re in love. I get butterflies around her. So I must be in love with her?
No, no, that can’t be right. I’m in love with him- it’s been four years since we got together, and I love him.
But I still can’t shake the feeling I get around her. What does this mean? Can I love both, but neither at the same time? Do I love anyone?
No, I love s...
I’m friends with Mariam. Mariam’s friends with Claire. So I must be friends with Claire. But I’m not. I hate Claire.
Claire is a bitch. I can’t stand her. It’s hard to be friends with Mariam when she’s friends with Claire. No one is nice to Claire except Mariam. Everyone is nice to Mariam.
Mariam doesn’t actually like Claire. She is just a pushover. Her being a pushover gets annoying. That’s one...
Sheep follow their masters to slaughter.
Media pundits ransom the world for a dollar.
Scientists scream !!!!!📢
“The interconnectedness of things!”
Oil companies lie, and the politicians buy,
but, the truth stings 😱 🙀 ☠️
The Death of … Everything 🐻 🌳 🐰 🐠
Time to Awake 👊 🍃 🌊
It’s almost too late 😔
The world burns while you walk, asleep.
Who Are The Real Sheep?...
My name is Estelle Asteria. I’m eleven years old. If you find this diary, do NOT get distracted by its lace and its pink color or its bunny characters. This book is enchanted, and if you find this diary, you will be too. If you ever find this in perhaps your bedroom or kitchen, do not even open it. That’s how I got stuck in this horrible but exciting mess.
As you can see, I’ve obviously found t...
“Miss April, Angels live in heaven, and Mommy said Daddy is an angel, so my Daddy lives in heaven right?”
Travis was driving his white Cherokee Jeep Matchbox car up and down the sides of the timeout beanbag chair. April leaned over and brushed the four-year-old’s unruly cowlick. Ever since his father’s accident the boy had changed. At first Travis was withdrawn. The poor boy’s father was burne...
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