Young writers, are you looking for some inspiration for the 2018 Young Writer’s Short Fiction Contest? Check out our Story Sparks to get the fire started with your narrative tale!

Teachers, want some resources to inspire your students for the contest and beyond? See accompanying worksheets and prompt slides for each Story Spark.

Have an idea for a Story Spark? Send us an email at for a chance for your prompt to be featured as a Story Spark of the Week!

Is your story ready to go? Click here to enter your short fiction story in the 2018 YWC!

Story Spark 1 : Write about a character who accidentally falls into a time portal and travels unwillingly into the past or to the future.

Story Spark 1 – Worksheet 

Story Spark 1 – Teacher Slides



Story Spark 2: Write a scene where your character is afraid of something that might happen.
Story Spark 2- Worksheet
Story Spark 2 – Teacher Slides






Story Spark 3: Write a scene where your main character discovers a secret about their best friend.
Story Spark 3 Worksheets
Story Spark 3 – Teacher Slides