27 Fantasy Story Ideas

Imagination.

This is one of the things I love most about all creative activities I’ve been involved in.

And writing is without a doubt one of the most imaginative pursuits available to us – anything is possible, and as a writer we’re limited only by our own imagination!

In my experience that is true of almost all genres of writing – but fantasy novels and short stories often are crafted from pure creativity – with incredibly varied and rich lore, fantastic ideas, and language used.

That’s a big part of what makes me so happy to help inspire aspiring writers to get their creative writing under way, whether at home or at school.

After all, sometimes all it takes is a few words and the mind is racing away, the story forming in front of us!

It’s one of the reasons writing prompts are such a powerful thing – and importantly, encourages reluctant writers in the classroom, just as much as avid writers who love the challenge of daily writing of short stories on a topic chosen at random.

I’ve found that in fact I actually really enjoy letting my mind wander into pure creative mode, and capturing story idea after idea, each different and off on it’s own tangent.

So today I’m sharing with you 27 fantasy story ideas I thought up that should get your writing off to a flying start…

The Writing Prompts:

  1. There the tree stood, as it had a thousand years…
  2. The dragons great wings opened, and blocked out the sun…
  3. There was a strange sound from beneath the bridge, and then without warning it appeared…
  4. The old woman was right after all, he thought to himself, as the creatures came pouring out of the forest…
  5. The villager opened their mouth to speak, but no words came out…
  6. A king had never before done this, but he would be the first…
  7. The words on the page twisted and curled, changing their meaning in front of her eyes…
  8. He awoke from the dream, but it was even stranger what he saw as his eyes opened…
  9. She could talk to the animals, and they would tell her what they had seen…
  10. The ship set sail, bound for the edge of the world…
  11. The old wizard had long since forgotten his age, but cities had risen and fallen…
  12. A song that had never been heard by human ears was floating through the night air…
  13. The books began to crackle with dark and mysterious energy…
  14. Lightning crashed, and in that moment on the mountain top something was waking…
  15. Footsteps crunched on ice, as the cloaked traveler stepped closer…
  16. The magic now controlled her, and it was free for the first time…
  17. The trapdoor opened with a dusty creak, her eyes widened…
  18. Everything was encased in pure gleaming gold wherever he looked, how could this be real…
  19. The horse galloped past on the misty morning, as the forest dwellers watched on…
  20. The voice whispered, in a language older than humankind…
  21. It laughed, in a kind of earth rumbling way…
  22. They were intelligent creatures looking back at them from the treetops, but what did they want…
  23. The rain came down in sheets, as light flickered on the waking dragons eye…
  24. The ice giant looked straight through her…
  25. No locksmith had ever been able open the door, it was as if it had a mind of it’s own…
  26. The picture she’d drawn seemed to shimmer, and then…
  27. They saw a feast in front of them, yet no matter how much they ate…

What type of story ideas would you like to see next?

If you have any requests for different writing prompts relating to other themes or genres I’d love to hear from you. It’s always great to hear from the community we have here!

As always, stay tuned as we’ve got a whole range of sweet new free teaching resources on the way, with more being published each week for you all to use.

I look forward to reading some of the stories you’ve written!

Write more and write often,
Matt & Hayley

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