* Don’t nod.
* Dogma: I am God.
* Never odd or even.
* Too bad – I hid a boot.
* Rats live on no evil star.
* No trace; not one carton.
* Was it Eliot’s toilet I saw?
* Murder for a jar of red rum.
* May a moody baby doom a yam?
* Go hang a salami; I’m a lasagna hog!
* Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!
* A Toyota! Race fast… safe car: a Toyota.
* Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.
* Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
* Doc Note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
* No, it never propagates if I set a gap or prevention.
* Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna.
* Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.
* Kay, a red nude, peeped under a yak.
* Some men interpret nine memos.
* Campus Motto: Bottoms up, Mac.
* Go deliver a dare, vile dog!
* Madam, in Eden I’m Adam.
* Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.
* Ah, Satan sees Natasha.
* Lisa Bonet ate no basil.
* Do geese see God?
* God saw I was dog.
* Dennis sinned.
* Create your own palindrome! *a word, line, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward

* The single most important thing.
* One for sorrow, two for joy; in your character’s culture, is there a similar superstitious rhyme? How does theirs go?
* Three’s a crowd: one of your characters feels left out.
* Four of your characters are involved in a dangerous situation. They must react quickly: do they work together?
* Five charms.
* A character has a bag containing six items. What are they?
* Lucky number seven.
* A character is described as being three sheets to the wind (drunk).
* A stitch in time saves nine.
* The threefold law: positive or negative actions from a character are returned threefold.
* Two wrongs don’t make a right … but maybe three will!
* A baker’s dozen.
* Thirteen is unlucky for some; write about a character who finds thirteen to be a lucky number.
* A half-hearted attempt.
* A character enjoys fifteen minutes of fame – or infamy!
* Sweet sixteen.
* A character – or animal – displays a sixth sense.
* Three kings/three wise men.
* Just put one foot in front of the other.
* If I had one wish…
* One for all, and all for one; a group of characters fight side by side.
* Catch 22.
* A character is accused of being two-faced.
* The four seasons: write a drabble for each season, following the year of one character.
* Someone knocks three times.
* “A good decision is based on knowledge, not on numbers.” – Plato
* In the eleventh hour, a hero steps forward.
* The chance of success is a thousand to one. But your character gives it a shot, anyway…
* A character picks the lesser of two evils.
* Working nine to five.
* A character is outnumbered.

* Your character discovers that their lover was all a figment of their imagination. What happens next?
* Lover’s quarrel.
* Different views on love.
* Write a drabble that will make the readers really HATE a character… with a twist that will make the readers LOVE the character in the end.
* Write a story in the style of Romeo and Juliet.
* Your character has to betray someone they love.
* Your character writes a love letter.
* Famous historical romance.
* “Love makes you weak.”
* Love token.
* Hate crime.
* Love in unusual places.
* A bad breakup/divorce.
* First kiss.
* Completely incompatible.
* Forbidden love.
* Three little words.
* A hatred for all mankind.
* Write a story about saying “I love you” without actually saying it.
* Your character declares their love for another, but the feelings aren’t mutual.
* In love with life.
* Revenge.
* “If love is judged by it’s visible effects, it often looks more like hatred.” – François De La Rochefoucauld
* Write a love scene. Don’t be cheesy. Don’t be cliché!
* A romantic moment gone wrong.
* “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
* How does your character react to an arranged marriage?
* “I don’t hate you.. I just don’t like that you exist.”
* “Her hatred glittered irresistibly. I could see it, the jewel, it was sapphire, it was the cold lakes of Norway.” ― Janet Fitch, White Oleander
* 30- Love-hate relationship.

* I am my own worst enemy.
* Arrogant and imperious.
* A ruthless murderer.
* Turning his back on the path to redemption.
* Walking a fine line.
* White lies and bold lies.
* “You bastard!”.
* A danger to himself and others.
* A character motivated by self-interest and self-preservation.
* Profiting from both good and bad people.
* Stockholm syndrome.
* Your character meets another who is a mess of contradictions.
* No remorse.
* A tarnished knight.
* A character motivated by greed or lust.
* Criminal motives.
* A character backing up his threats with fists/guns/weapons.
* A Victorian vigilante.
* Manipulating another’s emotions.
* Terrorizing and exerting control.
* Moral decay.
* The sadistic Alpha Male.
* A twisted predator.
* Evil, personified.
* A brand new breed of super villains.
* Cold-blooded killer.
* Your character must study a sociopath in order to find their weakness.
* pick your favorite villain, then set him in a story.
* Flashback! write a scene about how your villain came to be.
* Write the villain’s side of the story. Make the hero deluded.

* Where does your character live? Describe their home, or room, in detail; are they tidy or messy? What objects, if any, would they have on display?
* Write a short drabble about your character’s early childhood – if asked now, what would they say was their earliest memory?
* Does your character have a nickname? How did they get it? If they don’t have a nickname – why not?
* What is your character’s occupation? Is this the job they’ve always wanted? Did they have to study for it – i.e. go to university, fulfill an apprenticeship? What’s their favourite and least favourite parts of the job?
* Who is the most important person in your character’s life? How long have they known each other? How did they meet? What makes this person so important?
* What is your character’s main goal in life? What do they want more than anything?
* Does your character have any siblings? How is their relationship with them? Write a drabble with them together, either as children or adults.
* What is your character’s favourite word? Do they have any phrases they use frequently? Do they use a lot of slang? Where/who did they pick this up from?
* Is your character allergic to anything? Have they had any serious diseases in their life? Are they struggling with any long-term illness now?
* If you character was to be stopped and searched right now, what would the police find in their pockets?
* Are there any mannerisms that define your character? Do they gesture with their hands a lot? Exhibit a nervous tick?
* With whom did your character have their first kiss?
* What is your character’s greatest achievement – or their greatest regret? Why?
* Does your character have any phobias? What triggered this fear, if anything? How do they react when confronted with it?
* Who is your character’s best friend? How did they meet? Have they ever fallen out?
* Does your character have any children? Describe how they felt when they first got the news that they were going to be a mother/father.
* Does your character have any younger nieces, nephews or cousins? Is your character a good role model? Do they enjoy spending time with them?
* Has your character been made a godfather/godmother to any of their friends’ children, or do you think they would be in the future? Why would they have been picked for such an important role?
* What kind of hobbies does your character have? Do they prefer solitary or team pursuits? What’s their favourite way to pass the time?
* Does your character smoke, drink or take drugs? If so, have they ever had any bad experiences?
* What is your character’s most treasured possession? Do they like to exhibit it, or do they keep it locked away? How did they get it? What makes it so special? Are there any circumstances under which they’d part with it?
* What is your character’s greatest strength? Is it something that came naturally, or did they have to work hard to achieve it (i.e. a skill, super strength, etc.)?
* What is your character’s greatest weakness? Would they ever be able to change or overcome it?
* What would be the most likely cause of your character’s death? A vice? A hobby? Their job? Or just old age?
* How would your character’s worst enemy describe them?
* How would your character’s best friend describe them?
* What is your character’s motto in life?
* What’s the furthest from home your character has ever traveled? Do they enjoy travelling? Where would they most/least like to visit?
* Do you know any songs that could be your character’s theme? Use them to write a short song-fic.
* Someone wants to surprise your character – in a good way! What would they have planned in order to give your character the best day of their life?

* A brisk walk through autumn leaves.
* Horseback riding.
* A leisurely stroll through the park.
* A bicycle ride up a hill.
* A bicycle ride down a hill.
* Your character watches a scooter race.
* Around the roller rink (roller skates, roller blades, etc).
* Riding on a donkey.
* Leaving on a jet plane.
* Hitchhiking.
* Elemental travel.
* The teleportation device is finally created, and works without mishap! Your character is a beta tester, and gets 4 free travels to anywhere in the world. Where do they go and why?
* Time traveler.
* An alien spaceship.
* What method of transportation does your character fear?
* An exotic cruise.
* The only way to get to the island is to swim. Does your character do it? How good are they at it?
* A winged character offers your character a lift.
* Wind through the sails.
* Road trip!
* A free (and illegal) locomotive ride. How does your character remain undetected?
* This magic carpet will take you to…
* It’s a race!
* All aboard!
* A new method of travel has been invented! What is it?
* A pillaging crew of Airship Pirates.
* Your character is invited on a royal and regal horse carriage ride with…
* Your character travels on the back on a mythical beast! What is it?
* Your character’s fastest and/or slowest method of travel is…
* Running errands.

* Put your music player on shuffle, and list the first 3 songs that play. Each of these songs now represents a new character: either in lyric, title or music style. How you interpret is up to you. Write a scene involving all 3!
* Write a short story about the first stranger you see today. Keep it realistic or turn them into a crazy fantasy character, it’s up to you.
* The last kitchen implement you used is now your character’s only means of defending themselves in a fight scene. Go!
* Write a scene set in your character’s bedroom; be sure to describe it in detail. Is it messy? Sparse? Brightly decorated? What objects do they have on display? What appears to be the most treasured item in the room?
* Go to etsy.com. The first listing in the Handpicked Items section is now an object in your story.
* Go to the Latest section on the 365Project. Use the last image on the page to inspire a story.
* Write a scene that takes place at dusk.
* Use the Greek God Generator to create a god; use the god as a character, or write about a character who mentions them.
* Imagine that your human character’s soul is represented by an animal (readers of His Dark Materials will be familiar with this concept!); write a scene involving your character and their animal daemon.
* If you were to associate your human character with an animal, what animal best represents their personality and temperment? Your character is now an anthro version of this animal – explore this concept!
* Go to eBay. The second listing in the Ethnic and Tribal Jewelry is now an item of great magical power that has come into your character’s possession; what does it do? How does your character use it – if they use it at all? Are others trying to steal it?
* Two characters hold a conversation over a cup of tea.
* Visit They Fight Crime, pick a tagline, use it to write a story!
* Put your music player on shuffle, skip to the fifth song and use it to write a songfic.
* Who was the last person to comment on your LJ? Write a story set in whatever part of the world they come from!
* Look at the weather outside; write a story where that weather has persisted for an unusually long time.
* Your character has a near-death experiance and sees their life flash before their eyes. What things would they most likely call to mind at a time like that? Write these down as bullet points or in prose.
* Using 100 words exactly, describe the first time your character falls in love.
* Write a scene with dialogue only. You may use a few action tags to tell us what the characters are doing (“he slumped in his chair”, “she kicked at a loose stone”, etc.), but no lengthy paragraphs of description.
* Pick two numbers between 1-100. Now go here and write a scene using the corresponding numbers from each list; the first number you picked should be used on the Original list, the second number for the Emotions list.
* Specifically for fantasy writers: pick a number between 1-100, go here and use the corresponding prompt.
* “August: marked by majestic dignity or grandeur”. Write about an august character.
* Write about a character whose name is August.
* What animal scares you? Write a story set in a world where that animal is worshiped.
* What is your favourite animal? Imagine a world where that animal is reviled as vermin – or worse, as something evil.
* What was the last item of clothing you bought? Through misadventure, your character has found themselves completely naked – except for whatever garment you most recently bought! How do they protect their modesty?
* Go to the music section of YouTube. Write a songfic based on the third song of your Recommended list.
* Go to Google News, enter the name of your local town, and write about the top story that comes up.
* What is the last thing you ate? Your character finds themselves in a perilous position – shipwrecked, trapped in a room/cargo ship, etc. – with nothing to eat apart from crates containing your last snack.
* Select Random Article from Wikipedia and use it as a story prompt.
* In no more and no less than 156 words, write an action scene from start to finish.

* American Gods.
* Shadow.
* The House On The Rock.
* “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.”
* Anansi Boys.
* Spider crawls.
* Island.
* “Each person who ever was or is or will be has a song. It isn’t a song that anybody else wrote. It has its own melody, it has its own words.”
* Coraline.
* Black Cat.
* Locked door.
* “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten”
* Fragile Things.
* The Wolves in the Walls.
* Somewhere between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky.
* “You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood.”
* The Sandman.
* “Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
* Gateway to a desert.
* Interworld.
* “People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”
* “Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”
* Blueberry Girl.
* Instructions.
* Neverwhere.
* Door.
* Crazy Hair.
* M Is For Magic.
* Good Omens.
* Make Good Art.

* Ker-whoosh!
* Mistaking fields of corn for gold.
* He looked… like a mortal guy.
* “Somewhere out in the darkness a bell tolled once and again.”
* Cobwebs.
* A friend/relation/neighbour has passed away. Your character has been left a box of keepsakes; inside is a small, very interesting painting…
* Striking it rich.
* Loud music.
* Two sixth century skeletons found buried in Italy; a man and a woman, they are holding hands and the woman is positioned so that she appears to be gazing at her partner. She wears a bronze ring.
* Running with sparklers.
* A thick layer of dust.
* Two men, buried at separate times during the 8th century in Ireland, have large rocks pushed into their mouths – another suspected defence against vampires. One male was between 40-60 years old, the other between 20-30 years.
* Lost civilizations.
* A character is described as being “smart as paint”.
* Bad luck often comes in threes.
* A voice in the wind, telling secrets of the fallen.
* Pieces Of Eight.
* Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
* Meeting someone in an art gallery; what painting are they looking at?
* Paleolithic Russia: a boy (aged 11-13) and a girl (9-10) are buried together, head to head, in a long, narrow grave. The girl’s skeleton features shortened, bowed thigh bones due to a congenital disease. Grave goods included: ivory beads (probably sewn onto clothing), arctic fox teeth, carved ivory animals, disc-shaped pendants, and two long spears made from mammoth tusk.
* Silent Knight.
* Your character is in a foreign land. How do they communicate?
* Four skeletons discovered in mud as a lake dries up during drought; five people had gone missing in the area in the past 10 years.
* “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.” — Vincent van Gogh
* X marks the spot.
* Your character has their portrait painted, or; your character paints someone else’s portrait.
* Souvenirs.
* There was no summer that year…
* Louise.

* A tree blows down in a storm; entwined in the roots is a human skeleton.
* Several human bones, chewed and gnawed on by animals, are found by the side of a busy main road.
* 14th century British male skeleton: has healed breaks to both legs, and his right hip is broken in half – but, despite the extent of his injury, lack of muscle wastage shows that he was still walking around as normal.
* Receding floodwaters reveal skeletons of four men. Traces of coffins found along with the bones, but there is no record of a burial ground ever having been on the site or nearby.
* Neolithic Israeli skeletons found at the bottom of an 8,500 year old well; one a 19-year-old woman, the other an older male.
* Four skeletons discovered in mud as a lake dries up during drought; five people had gone missing in the area in the past 10 years.
* A 7th century British skeleton, found with metal spikes impaled through shoulders, heart and ankles.
* A lake in India is discovered to contain more than 500 12th century skeletons. They were two distinct groups: one set were closely related to each other, the second appear to be from a local tribe. All died from blows to the head, made by something round and blunt with an approx 9″ diameter, and their only other injuries were to the shoulders. It is believed they were killed by a sudden and severe hailstorm, and a traditional folk song describes a goddess who, incensed by outsiders defiling her mountain, kills them by flinging hail “hard as iron”…
* In Italy two Neolithic skeletons, a male and female aged between 18-20, are found facing each other with arms and legs entwined. They carried no sign of a violent death.
* Two medieval Polish skeletons, both female, were found in the crypt of a Benedictine monastary alongside 14 male skeletons – presumably monks.
* The skeleton of a woman is found in a cave in 1910, surrounded by several gold nuggests; coroner judged the death to be recent, but no further information was ever found.
* The skeletons of 35 Romano-British babies are found, the victims of apparant infanticide. All died shortly after birth.
* An early 20th century male skeleton is found in a chimney, along with a pile of rotting women’s clothes.
* A mass grave of nearly 40 10th century Viking warriors found in England – all were men and all carried marks of violence. Several had been stabbed in the back, and others suffered serious burns.
* A Stone-Age man is buried with his head facing west – a position that, for his tribe, was traditionally reserved for women (men would face east).
* An Egyptian mummy is found with bound hands and feet, his body wrapped in sheepskin (which was considered unclean by Ancient Egyptians), and placed inside a plain box without any information as to who he was.
* In Sweden, the 8,000-year-old skulls of 10 people are found within an unknown stone structure; an 11th skull, partially buried, contained fragments of bone from one of it’s unfortunate companions. Some of the skulls had stakes driven through them before being set alight.
* A 2,200-year-old British male skeleton is found inside a round barrow. He was buried with a metal dagger and a bone pendant, and underneath him was a broken wristguard made of greenstone with the ends covered in thin gold sheet.
* Paleolithic Russia: a boy (aged 11-13) and a girl (9-10) are buried together, head to head, in a long, narrow grave. The girl’s skeleton features shortened, bowed thigh bones due to a congenital disease. Grave goods included: ivory beads (probably sewn onto clothing), arctic fox teeth, carved ivory animals, disc-shaped pendants, and two long spears made from mammoth tusk.
* The 11,500 years ago, a 3-year-old child in Alaska has been cremated in a hearth; afterwards, the home that housed the hearth is filled in and abandoned.
* What is believed to be an early attempt at chemical warfare – using sulpher and bitumen crystals – during the siege of Dura, 2,000 years ago, resulted in this chilling find: twenty skeletons of Roman soldiers at one end of a tunnel, apparently trying to flee one lone Persian soldier at the other end of the chamber. It is thought that the Persians made use of this new weapon, killing the advancing Romans and one of their own.
* The leper warrior: a skeleton found in a medieval Italian cemetry shows that it’s owner suffered from leprosy. He also carries a sword wound which, having been buried with his comrades, suggests he died in battle.
* Amongst a collection of medieval plague victims unearthed in Italy, one female is discovered to have had her jaw forced open with a brick – an exorcism technique used on suspected vampires.
* The grave of a six foot tall, 13th century knight is discovered in Scotland: a sandstone slab with carvings of an ornate sword and Calvary Cross, probably used to mark the grave, were found beside the skeleton.
* Inside a Welsh burial mound named Bryn yr Ellyllon (the Fairies’ or Goblins’ Hill), a stone-lined grave containing fragmentary remains of a Bronze Age skeleton is found. A solid sheet-gold cape is discovered with it, having been used as a burial garment. The cloth itself has decayed, leaving behind amber beads and the golden upper that would cover shoulders and chest. It’s wearer is believed to have been female.
* Two sixth century skeletons found buried in Italy; a man and a woman, they are holding hands and the woman is positioned so that she appears to be gazing at her partner. She wears a bronze ring.
* Two men, buried at separate times during the 8th century in Ireland, have large rocks pushed into their mouths – another suspected defence against vampires. One male was between 40-60 years old, the other between 20-30 years.
* Skeletons of headless horses, and a dog with a stone wedged inside one eye socket, are found at an Iron Age site in England.
* A 2,000 year old skeleton of a warrior with Arabian genes is found in Denmark. He is believed to have been serving as a Roman soldier.
* Imagine that your character’s grave is discovered by future archeologists; what would they be able to tell about your character from the condition of the bones? What grave goods would have survived?

* I winced to hear it.
* And when I saw the joy upon his face, I knew I had been his pupil worthily.
* Tonight we’ll toast him, and give him the wake he wanted.
* The Looking Glass Wars
* And far from everything being permitted, virtually nothing was.
* When he was done, he set down the box and leaned back in his chair.
* But hye God sometyme senden kan his grace into a litel oxes stalle.
* Refusal to take one’s medication is common to both conditions, but for different reasons.
* The audience hems and haws a bit but applauds when Jake walks on stage and bows.
* A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance!
* here, he thought, letting the pencil clatter to the table.
* I can hear you, but I can’t understand you for shit–so I hope that means you’ve got a mask!
* He looked… like a mortal guy.
* The honest answer was “yes,” but he did not want to give it.
* P.S. The good news today is I finally spilled the beans on the phone to Vanity.
* The man looked surprised.
* Despite our grim situation, that remains a military secret.
* I mean, you’re not exactly twins.
* You are no Sister of the Dark.
* Obviously he could hardly wait to reach their destination.
* On this night my relation was the High Priestess, embodied to conduct the rites with dignity and precision.
* She must have known that the argument was lost before it began.
* But Daniel would go too, wouldn’t he?
* Bod looked at the black-edged card with the word Jack handwritten on one side.
* Well, I guess it’s a little dangerous.
* Little Man looked at me, his eyes deeply troubled.
* But I think you’re being stupid.
* In the darkness a light flickered into being.
* Grab your own favorite book and randomly choose a page. Choose the fifth sentence.
* Grab the fifth book you see. Flip to page 87 (or the last page if there are less pages than that) and choose the third sentence (or the last sentence if there are less sentences than that).

* “Our Princess is in another castle”.
* The power of the Triforce.
* Flawless victory.
* First-Person shooter.
* Street Fighter.
* “All your base are belong to us”.
* Giant Robots.
* Master Chief.
* Role Playing Games.
* Mushroom Kingdom.
* “Pew! Pew!”
* A special Summon.
* “I was once an adventurer like you…”
* Died of dysentery.
* “What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets…”
* Game Over.
* “You spoony Bard!”
* Virtual reality.
* “Requiescat in pace”.
* A tournament held once every generation.
* Play a pussle
* Button mashing.
* Gotta catch ’em all!
* Powersliding.
* Chasing the Dragon.
* “Objection!”
* Consumed by the Darkness.
* Barrel roll.
* Ninja face-off.
* “It’s dangerous to go alone!”

* A one-hundred year storm
* Rain that falls upwards
* Snow in summer
* An autumn tree in the middle of a springtime forest
* The sun casts no shadows
* Once in a blue moon
* A single object is covered in frost
* A river in flood takes on a mind of its own
* The sun refuses to set
* Diamonds falling from the sky
* All four seasons in one day
* A poisonous rain
* A fire storm
* Snow in the desert
* A red rain falls
* There was no summer that year…
* The rain fell, without stopping, for three days
* An ice storm
* Thunder and lightning out of a clear blue sky
* The rain tastes like…
* Black clouds on the horizon
* The sun shone throughout the night
* Darkness lasted an entire week
* An animal/character leaves a trail of frost where they walk
* An animal/character leaves a trail of spring flowers where they walk
* A character with the power to control the weather
* Sunlight so bright it hurts
* Weather contained inside an object
* On one side was summer; on the other, winter
* A rainbow sky
* A tree that shows all seasons: spring buds, summer leaves, autumn leaves and empty branches

* The world’s tallest structure.
* High tide.
* Northern lights.
* Ancient Wonders of the World.
* Mountain men.
* Tropical islands.
* Merged countries.
* A country, divided.
* Sandstorms.
* A city destroyed by a volcano.
* The deepest part of the ocean.
* The riddle of the Sphinx.
* Your character is in a foreign land. How do they communicate?
* Hiragana and katakana.
* Bizarre bazaar.
* The world’s tallest mountain.
* The Great Wall.
* The most haunted place in the world.
* The oldest castles.
* Souvenirs.
* A whole different culture.
* Lost civilizations.
* A library with the knowledge of the world.
* Landmarks.
* Strange carvings from another race.
* Ancient cave paintings.
* Religious war.
* Political war.
* Flatlands.
* “Your character must wear customary garbs from another land. How do they react?

* Golden Champion
* Dragonslayer
* Dark Lord
* Miss America
* Spring Breeze
* Golden Eye
* Land Of My Fathers
* Farewell
* Grumpy Bastard
* Molly’s Secret
* Wee Drop Of Mischief
* Golden Valley
* Zeitgeist
* Honey Fayre
* Silent Knight
* Black Dog
* Double Dragon
* Pink Elephant
* Tale Of The Dragon
* Bitter & Twisted
* Green Daemon
* Gorgeous Git
* Old Slapper On Poole Quay
* Darkness On The Edge Of Town
* Old Empire
* Pieces Of Eight
* Goldblade
* Gentleman Jack
* Kingmaker
* White Shield

* X marks the spot.
* Treasure trove.
* What is your character’s most prized possession?
* Silver and gold.
* Cave of Wonders.
* Marauder in the mines.
* Gold rush.
* A gold tooth.
* Inside the treasure chest.
* The ocean treasure.
* The crown jewels.
* Your character finds the guardian of the treasure. Who or what is it?
* Pharaoh’s riches.
* Pieces of eight.
* Your character suddenly inherits a rather huge fortune. What do they do?
* “Yes, (I see) wonderful things.” – Howard Carter.
* Fit for a king.
* Your character is granted all the riches in the world, or all the knowledge in the world. What would they choose and why?
* Striking it rich.
* Liquid gold.
* The Midas curse.
* “Not all that glitters is gold.”
* Fool’s gold.
* Mistaking fields of corn for gold.
* The price of gold.
* Spinning straw into gold.
* A character discovers the ancient alchemy formula of turning lead into gold. What do they do with this information?
* What characteristic does your character consider the greatest treasure of all?
* Tomb raiders.
* “All the money in the world couldn’t buy back those days.

* Ancient paintings discovered on a cave wall
* A child’s finger painting
* Meeting someone in an art gallery; what painting are they looking at?
* A room full of torn and ruined paintings
* Your character recognises something in a painting – a friend? A place? Themselves?
* Which famous painter does your character most admire? If you don’t have an immediate answer, imagine whose style and subjects would most appeal. Have this come up in conversation between your character and someone else.
* What is your character’s favourite painting? Either real life or imaginary.
* Your character has their portrait painted, or; your character paints someone else’s portrait
* A painting comes to life
* A spilled paint pot
* Painting the walls of a new home
* Painting Easter eggs
* A parent and child work on a painting together
* What sort of paintings would your character hang on the walls of their house?
* A friend/relation/neighbour has passed away. Your character has been left a box of keepsakes; inside is a small, very interesting painting…
* A painting that is a cry for help
* Wait – this new painting your character has just bought? It appears to have been painted over a different picture…
* A painting of a treasured pet
* A painting that hides a secret
* Many pots of brightly coloured paint
* A character has their face painted; what do they have done?
* “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” — Pablo Picasso
* “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.” — Vincent van Gogh
* “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” — Pablo Picasso
* Painters and Poets may have leave to lie. (Scottish proverb)
* ‘Painting the town red’
* ‘It was as interesting as watching paint dry…’
* Your character leans on wet paint.
* A character is described as being “smart as paint”
* The painted man; putting on war paint before battle…
* Has your character’s parents – or the character themselves – kept any paintings they did when they were young?

* Having a reoccuring dream.
* “Somewhere out in the darkness a bell tolled once and again.”
* Go ahead, push your luck, find out how much love the world can hold.
* Three books on a character’s bedside table.
* Loud music. (“Part
* Myths and Legends come to life.
* Cobwebs.
* A superhero with abilities that are completely useless.
* A house made of candy.
* An important day from the past long since forgotten.
* The soft sound of snow underfoot gives me comfort.
* A character is flicking the Michigan State Quarter (or another commemorative coin…) between their fingers.
* Love me do
* Heavy metal music is from hell
* Lighting the last match.
* Bad luck often comes in threes.
* I wonder: do I love you or the thought of you?
* A voice in the wind, telling secrets of the fallen.
* Room after room I hunt the darkened world for you.
* An eyewitness at the Battle of the River Raisin
* Your character reaches a crossroads; there are three roads to take…
* Well it takes real guts to be alone, going head to head with the great unknown.
* “If you die in your dream, you die in the waking world.”
* Pixies and Faeries.
* And the music were load
* Running with sparklers.
* “Music Shuffle”
* Dreading cleaning out the gutters.
* A thick layer of dust.
* Drinking with the enemy.

* Witches and Wizards.
* Travelling on the back of a mythical animal.
* Damsel in distress.
* Wrath of the Gods.
* Your character is transformed into an animated object.
* Pixies and Faeries.
* Your character can communicate with animals.
* A magical ring.
* A Prince from another world.
* Elves and Dwarves.
* Your character can travel with the aid of an element. Which one, and how do they use it?
* Your character meets you- the author. What happens?
* Tree people.
* An alternate dimention.
* Swords and Shields.
* Magic potions.
* Your character meets the Gods of the Realm.
* Angels and Demons.
* Here, there be dragons!
* A superhero with telekinetic powers.
* A superhero with abilities that are completely useless.
* A magic carpet ride.
* Unicorns and Pegasus.
* The Princess rescues the Prince from a Dragon.
* A magic spell gone wrong.
* Three magical wishes.
* A cup that refills on its own.
* The abilility to see Death.
* Your character is granted wings/a tail/gills/etc in exchange for something valuable. What is it?
* Myths and Legends come to life.

* Through the looking glass.
* “Open, says me!”
* Falling for a monster.
* A character is strictly forbidden entrance into a room while another character is away.
* A liar is suddenly truthful. Does your character believe them?
* A character spends time reading/writing/drawing/etc instead of doing chores.
* A shoe made of glass.
* Cupid’s arrow.
* The Devil’s golden hair.
* Magical helpers aid your character with tasks.
* Something invisible that turns out to be nothing at all.
* Left out in the cold to freeze to death.
* Capturing a firebird.
* Greedy and outrageous demands.
* Your character finds the Fountain of Youth. How much do they drink, if at all?
* Kissing frogs.
* “Run, run, as fast as you can!”
* Freeing a prisonner from a glass coffin.
* Golden eggs.
* A house made of candy.
* Lighting the last match.
* An intoxicating voice.
* “What big teeth you have!”
* Keeping a bird in captivity.
* Your character finds a nutcracker figure with a broken jaw.
* The maiden in the tower.
* Spinning gold.
* One hundred years of slumber.
* A poisoned apple.
* “Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?”
* Walk barefoot.