3 Words, 1 Story

21 Jan


It’s simple.

Give me 3 words – 3 random words – and I’ll work a story around those words.

This is a writing challenge I aim to do at least once a month. It will be a great way for me to practice writing. And you can join me too, if you like 🙂

To kick start this challenge, leave your 3 words in the comments below. I’ll choose one comment for a short story beginning in February 2016. Once the story is posted, I’ll challenge you to take on the same 3 words and write your own. There are no rules in this challenge. The length doesn’t matter, it could be 100 words or 1000 words. The genre doesn’t matter either, it could be fantasy or fan fiction. Just write to your heart’s desire. That’s what I’ll be doing too.

Feel free to link your own story in the comments as the challenge gains momentum. If I have a favourite, I’ll be sure to feature it. Are you up for this? Let’s have some fun!


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27 responses to “3 Words, 1 Story

  1. Mr. Hematite

    January 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    This is a fun idea! Hmmm let’s see. Let’s try: 1. Bagel. 2. Rust. 3. Lanyard.

    That would be one random story!

  2. LionAroundWriting

    January 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm


  3. Rico

    January 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Office. Crush. FAIL!

    • jessroxem

      January 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      That sentence is a story!

  4. Megan

    January 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

    What a cool idea!
    My three words: pirate, lace, concussion.

  5. angeloflove712

    January 23, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I do a task like that every week at drama-lessons 😁
    1. Mirror 2. Plate 3. Umbrella

  6. cuppajoeandthou

    January 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

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  7. Drew

    January 25, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I got your latest email, and am still trying to decide what 3 words could constitute a story. So give me a little and I am sure I can come up with something.

    • Jeyna Grace

      January 25, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Haha! Take your time 🙂 February has yet to arrive.

  8. thinkingoverload

    January 27, 2016 at 3:45 am

    meerkat star days

  9. krystinetherriault

    January 27, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Cool idea!

    1. Bewitched 2. Dog 3. Traveller

  10. breezyonthebeach

    January 27, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Thanks! I like your challenge. Sounds fun. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, how about Love, hearts and roses? I don’t think I can come close to your writing but everyone has to start somewhere.

    • Jeyna Grace

      January 27, 2016 at 11:31 am

      True, we all have to start somewhere 🙂 This is me still trying to better myself.

      • breezyonthebeach

        January 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

        Me too. Don’t really have a plan. Just gonna take it one day at a time.

  11. zoey808

    January 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Raccoon. Bento. Adventure!
    (>U<) This is such a cool idea! I think I'll take this challenge too! It won't be nearly as awesome as yours but here's to 2016 being the best year of writing yet!

    • Jeyna Grace

      January 27, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Yes, here’s to an awesome writing year! Looking forward to reading your stories, Zoey 🙂

  12. live60

    January 28, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Okay, here’s my three words.

    desk, engine, butterfly

  13. Mr Ridley

    January 31, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Ridley. Burrito. Pluto.

  14. kara562

    February 3, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Window, pillow, chocolate

  15. SJJ

    February 11, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I could do with doing something like this for writing practice, so I am going with…

    willow, mouse, hat

  16. kurotsuba

    October 5, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    This challenge is interesting! I love word prompts – it’s a pretty good source for inspirations when you hit a Writer’s Block.

    For the three words, I give you…
    “Nightmare | Lantern | Murder”
    (Halloween and Mid-Autumn references. And my love for mystery stories, haha.)

    While I’m at it, here’s a quick response I managed to whip up based on the 3 words “Love | Hearts | Roses” from your existing list:

    Not a short story but a name poetry, I know – well, the sky is the limit, innit? 😉


    P.S. It’s been a long time since I last talked to you, I believe. I’ve been busy with college; lately I was rushing to meet deadlines for a couple of Harry Potter fanfic contests, ehehe.

    • Jeyna Grace

      October 6, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Awesome poem! Yes, the sky is the limit 🙂 And thank you, for those 3 words. It’ll be a real challenge to break out of their existing premise.

      I hope you win those contests! Ah, those fanfic days – nostalgic.

  17. photojaq

    February 8, 2018 at 12:32 am

    How does one “sign up” for 3 WORDS, 1 STORY? Do you send them out each month, or do we just check back here at your blog?

    • Jeyna Grace

      February 8, 2018 at 10:40 am

      My story, with the chosen 3 words, will be published on the second week each month. If you’re following my blog, you’ll be notified via email 🙂 Should you join this challenge, please do leave your story in the comment section. I’d love to read it!


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