Story Ideas About Secrets and More...

Here are some story ideas you can turn into fiction. You can use any of these prompts to write a dramatic story, a comedy, or a thriller. At the bottom of the page are links to hundreds of other writing prompts.

Fiction Prompts about Secrets

1) Your character is an insurance salesman. But to impress his new girlfriend, he implies that he has a top-secret job that he can't talk about. This strategy works -- the girlfriend seems impressed. But, lately, your character has noticed a certain black car that seems to be following him around...

2) Your teenaged character keeps a secret diary in which she writes what she really thinks about everyone in her school. Then one of her classmates finds the diary and publishes it on the Internet...

3) Your character's ex-girlfriend shows up at his house one night, saying she needs a place to hide, but refusing to explain what's going on or why there's blood all over her clothes. Your character doesn't feel right turning her away...

4) Your character hates his job and especially his boss. He secretly goes to a job interview with another company and receives a surprising offer. The new company wants him to keep his current job but to act as their spy. In particular, they want him to copy files for them from his boss's computer..

Fiction Prompts about Travel

1) Your character wants to take a vacation, but is broke. She decides to stow away on a cruise ship...

2) Your character is traveling by train through a foreign country. The train stops in a little town, and the man who is sharing her compartment gets off. Suddenly, your character realizes that her purse is missing. That man must have taken it! She gets off the train to look for him, but the train station appears to be empty. While she's still looking, the train pulls away, leaving your character with no money and no passport in an unknown town where she doesn't speak the language. And night is falling...

3) On a business trip, your character starts an affair with a woman he meets at the hotel bar. What his wife doesn't know won't hurt her, he thinks. But then his wife shows up at the hotel to surprise him...

4) It's 20 years in the future, and space tourism has become a reality. Your character signs up for a trip to the moon. But two days into the journey, the captain of the spacecraft confides in your character that that's not where they're really headed...

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