Category Archives: Writing Prompt

March 10, 2015

Choose Your Own Adventure Part 2

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shamrocksChoose Your Own Adventure: A St. Patrick’s Story Part 2

Last week, I gave you Part 1 of this 3-part story. Get ready for Part 2 . . .

You’re too curious, so you approach the horse. It takes a few steps towards you, and then circles around and starts to trot out over the water! This glowing horse is walking on water. You’re way fascinated now, so you walk out after it, but you definitely don’t have the ability to walk on the lake. Pretty soon, you’re up to your knees in water. And it’s pretty cold.

“Wait!” you shout.

The horse stops and turns back to look at you. It comes back, hooves dancing delicately above the surface of the lake. When it reaches you, it kneels and nudges you with its nose. As if by instinct, you climb onto the horse’s back. It rises again and begins to walk out onto the lake. Continue reading

March 9, 2015

No Matter How Old I Get . . .

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Writing promptWriting Prompt: No matter how old I get. . . 

Some things will never change. You love it now, and you always will. It’s your “forever” or something you are so sure about in your heart that you know it will never change! For today’s Writing Prompt, we want to know . . .

No matter how old I get, I will always… (love Harry Potter, sleep with my bunny, be best friends with_______, play basketball)

Serious, silly, or somewhere in between, let us know in the Comments below!

- Ratha, STACKS Writer

March 2, 2015

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Story

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shamrocksChoose Your Own Adventure: A St. Patrick’s Day Story

This morning, you found out your two so-called best friends, Megan and Kelly, are going to be co-leading the presentation in the school St. Patrick’s Day festival . . . and you’ve been assigned to dress up as a bearded leprechaun. Ugh!

You were hoping that you could be a part of the Irish Step Dancing troupe, but when assignments were announced today, you found out that Megan and Kelly would be dancing with Tommy instead. And you three were supposed to be best friends! So you’ll be leading the “folklore” segment of the presentation, whatever that means, and you are definitely NOT a happy camper. The costume alone makes you want to hide under a million blankets until March 18th. Continue reading

February 17, 2015

Weird Quiz

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weird quizThe Post Where I Ask Everyone Weird Quiz Questions

Today’s quiz comes from CycloneVampire7 on the Reading Buzz Board.

  1. What would you do if NO ONE (not even your family) would talk to you?
  2. Is your room messy, neat, or in between?
  3. What types of books do you read?
  4. Are you bored a lot? (I know I am.)
  5. Do you like school?
  6. If you could change your name, what would it be? (No last names!)
  7. Sparta or Athens???
  8. LEAST favorite color?
  9. Lucky number?
  10. Are you scared of Friday the 13th or the number 13? (I’m not referring to the movie, which I have not seen.)
  11. Are you a people person, shy, or just socially awkward?
  12. Is your glass half-full, half-empty, or completely empty because you drank it all?
  13. Any weird habits?
  14. You are on a deserted island. You can bring one thing with you, and it can be anything, even something you don’t currently have. What will you bring?
  15. Have your feet ever taken you places while your mind wandered off?
  16. Was there a time when you were so scared you couldn’t do anything except curl up in a ball and cry?(No details necessary . . . but just so you know I have to say “yesh” to this!!)
  17. Are you wondering what the whole point of this is?
  18. Pickles . . . or SAUERKRAUT??? (I know they taste the same; think of it as a challenge!)

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Comment if you enjoyed this, or if you want to add more questions! ~Cyclone

February 16, 2015

Largest Drum Set

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Create a Caption: Guinness World Record

Drum roll please! These guys are playing the world’s largest drum set! I wonder what song they are playing. If you could create a caption for the picture what do you think these drummers would be saying?

World's largest Drum set

Photo Credit: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records

Here’s my caption: “Can somebody please get the ladder again? My solo is coming up and I need to reach the highest symbol!”

Write YOUR caption in the Comments below!

Amanda, STACKS Intern

 

February 9, 2015

Writing Prompt: Irritating Questions

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Writing prompt: Shout outI get so irritated when people ask me…

I’m sure you’ve all had it happen to you. Someone asks you an irritating question and you say in your head, “Did she really just ask me that?!” Maybe the first time someone asks you a question, it’s not that bad. The second time they ask you, it gets a little annoying. But by the third time, you are full-blown, all-out irritated! Or maybe it’s a question that just shows how misunderstood you are. My worst example of this is, “You know it’s just a book, right?” Ooh, I hate that question!

Which leads me to today’s Writing Prompt . . .

What are the most irritating questions people ask you?

And we promise not to ever ask you any of those questions! Let us know in the Comments below!

- Ratha, STACKS Writer

January 26, 2015

Penguins Create a Caption

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Create a Caption for these Stylish Penguins

I love penguins just in their regular tuxedos (a.k.a. their birthday suits!), but these dressed up penguins look ready for a fancy South Pole party! Don’t they look like they could dance the night away?

Stylish Penguins

‘These Penguins Have Style” Flickr photo by Michael Dorausch

What do you think these stylish penguins are saying to each other? Leave your caption in the Comments!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

January 20, 2015

Character Truth or Dare

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Book Character truth or dareBook character truth or dare game from MagentaDolphin21!

Hi! This is a truth or dare game with fictional characters. I just thought this might be fun to do. You can dare ANYONE from any book, movie, TV show, etc. to do ANYTHING you want!!!! Literally, ANYTHING. The bizarre ones are actually the most fun! Please include what book, movie, TV show, etc. the character is from, in case I have to look them up. Oh, before I forget – you can also dare celebrities! Also, you can dare characters/celebrities who died. Sound weird? Well, this is a comedy thing, so we can abandon logic! Who wants to try one?

Write your character truth or dare question in the Comments.

MagentaDolphin21 on the Reading Buzz Board

January 19, 2015

I Have a Dream Poetry Generator

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Write Your Own “I Have a Dream” Poem

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we have a cool writing prompt challenge. Below are 25 words from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The speech is very inspiring and describes Dr. King’s dream of a world without racism and prejudice.

Your task is to take these 25 words and generate your own “I Have a Dream” poem. You can add articles (little words like “a”, and “the”), verbs, or anything that will help it flow, but try to include as many of these 25 words as you can in your poem. Any style of poem works – rhyming, non-rhyming, couplet, haiku, free-form, or even random. It’s up to you!

  • history Martin Luther King Poetry Generator
  • dream
  • free
  • life
  • happiness
  • fierce
  • despair
  • faith
  • rise
  • soul
  • alone
  • walk
  • believe
  • suffering
  • quest
  • equal
  • color
  • today
  • horrors
  • together
  • jail
  • transform
  • freedom
  • America
  • hundred-years

Leave your poem in the Comments. We can’t wait to be inspired . . . by you.

-Ratha, STACKS Writer