Short Story Ideas

Where flashes of inspiration are only a click away!

About this site

If you enjoy writing short stories but are stuck for ideas then you've come to the right place.

Whether you’re entering a writing competition; completing a writing assignment; want to get your short story published or you just enjoy writing short stories, the various idea generators here will provide you with as much, or as little, help as you need.

The generators are regularly updated with new ideas so come back and give it another go if nothing inspires you this time.

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How to find ideas for your short stories

There are several generators here that will give you plenty of short story ideas:

From first lines and titles, to fully outlined characters or plots. The twist in the tale generator can help you with those surprise endings.

The random generator will give you three words to try to spark your imagination into life.

In the library you'll find books to help generate short story ideas, get rid of writer's block and help with the creative writing process.

Have fun and get writing those short stories!

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