Horror & SF Prompts

Most of the story prompts in this section will work equally well for either scary horror or mind-bending SF. Dark urban fantasy is another genre where most of them would fit well and some of them could even become crime stories! It all depends where you go with the basic idea – and I’ve included a number of suggestions to get the ideas flowing. Don’t forget that you can combine more than one of these ideas together in the same story.

To avoid linguistic contortions, I’ve used ‘he’ etc as pronouns.

New story starters will be added to the top of this list, so you might like to bookmark this page and check back when you need more inspiration.