9 Writing Prompts about Aliens

Visitors from distant solar systems.

As the saying goes, I want to believe.

It’s no wonder the concept of aliens has been a fixture of science fiction books and films for as long as those mediums have existed.

And for young writers too – letting the imagination run wild, and combine with knowledge of just how massive the universe is, to creatively inspire endless pages of writing. That they’re excited to be working on no less.

So today the topic is, aliens – let’s see what the following prompts inspire in our creative writing – or philosophical and scientific discussion for that matter!

How to use the prompts:

Try selecting a random prompt, and get as much written on the topic as you can in 15 minutes.

Or pick a specific prompt, and create a short story that takes it in an exciting direction.

Try writing a journal style entry covering the prompt fully.

Try combining two prompts for a story with a twist.

The Prompts:

  1. Do you think that alien life exists in the universe? Why?
  2. What do you think might happen if humans meet friendly aliens in the future, and get given some advanced alien technology?
  3. How could we communicate with aliens if we found them on another planet?
  4. What would humanity be able to offer to an intelligent alien species whose technology was already much more advanced?
  5. If you were travelling down a road in the middle of nowhere and saw a UFO start hovering above your car, what would you do?
  6. Imagine you are one of the first human settlers on Mars. How would you react to the discovery of an underground alien city?
  7. Do you think humans should be broadcasting messages out into deep-space trying to communicate with alien planets out there? Why or why not?
  8. Is it possible that alien lifeforms already know about Earth and humans? If so, why haven’t they contacted us?
  9. If you tried to explain what the internet is to a monkey, they wouldn’t be able to grasp the concept. Do you think the same thing would happen if aliens try to explain their technology or ideas to us?

If you’re looking for more writing prompts…

Well, good news, here’s several thousand more creative prompts for you. You’re welcome!

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Matt & Hayley