Story Ideas about Houses and More...
On this page, you'll find story ideas about houses and transportation, along with links to hundreds of other writing prompts on many different topics.
Story Prompts About Houses
1) Your character is in the middle of a messy divorce. His/her divorce lawyer has advised him/her not to
move out of the house because doing so could negatively affect his/her divorce settlement. His/her
spouse likewise refuses to move out, so the two are still living together. When your character starts
a new romantic relationship, this complicated arrangement becomes even more complicated...
2) Your character was the victim of a crime committed by a man named Barry. Barry has been sentenced to
house arrest. He has to wear an electronic monitor and is not allowed to leave his house. Your
character feels strongly that this sentence is not severe enough. S/he comes up with a plan that will
tempt or force Barry out of the house so that he will be sent to prison.
3) Your character's inlaws disapprove of him/her (you decide why). Up until now, your character has dealt
with the situation by having limited contact with the inlaws. However, now that your character's
mother-in-law has become very ill and cannot care for herself, the inlaws are coming to live with your
character and his/her spouse...
4) Your character lives alone. Lately, when s/he goes home from work in the evenings, s/he has the
sensation that someone else has been in his/her house during the day. Things have been subtlely moved,
and the air smells faintly of an unfamiliar perfume...
5) One day, your character arrives home and finds a baby, bundled in blankets, on the doorstep...
6) Your teenaged character decides to run away from home (you decide why)...
7) Your character's mother wants to sell the family house. Your character has a strong sentimental
attachment to the house, which is the only place where your character has ever felt happy. Your
character had always intended to move back there himself/herself one day. S/he can't let it be sold to
a stranger, but s/he doesn't have any money to buy it herself/himself...
Story Prompts About Transportation
1) Your character never used to believe in love at first sight, but the stranger in his/her train car
inspires a powerful emotion that your character is convinced must be love. Your character doesn't know
what to do or what to say, but when the stranger gets off at an unfamiliar stop, your character is
compelled to follow....
2) Your character is on an airplane, where the man across the aisle is exhibiting suspicious behavior.
When your character reports his/her concerns to the flight attendant, she doesn't take him/her
seriously. But, watching the man across the aisle, your character is increasingly convinced that they
are all in danger...
3) Your character opens the trunk of his/her car and discovers someone hidden inside...
4) Your character is on a first date with someone who offers to take your character for a ride in a
private plane. They're flying over the wilderness that lies beyond the city limits (this might be
forest, desert, etc. -- you decide), when something apparently goes wrong, and they have to make an
5) During a security check at the airport, something illegal (you decide what) is found in your
character's suitcase, although your character has no idea how it got there...
6) Someone is following your character's car. Trying to get away, your character leaves the main road and
follows little side streets until s/he finds himself/herself on an isolated road, far away everyone
except for his/her pursuer, who is still right on his/her tail...
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