The challenge is as straight forward as the title: 3 words, 1 story.
Once a month, I’ll pick three words suggested by a reader to produce one story. With that one story, I’ll challenge you to use the same three words to write one story as well.
There is no limitation to the length and genre of these stories. Some say the sky is your limit, I say your imagination is your limit. Who knows, you might end up writing the beginning of your novel from a set of three random words! So flex your creative muscles because this is going to be a fun ride.
To get a feel on what it’s like, check out the title list below.
– Pirate | Lace | Concussion
– Mirror | Plate | Umbrella
– Crumpet | Tuba | Aspirin
– Desk | Engine | Butterfly
– Raccoon | Bento | Adventure
– Meerkat | Star | Days
– Window | Pillow | Chocolate
– Time | Books | Ink
– Bagel | Rust | Lanyard
– Bewitched | Dog | Traveller
Season 2 – 2017
– Ridley | Burrito | Pluto
– Love | Hearts | Roses
– Willow | Mouse | Hat
– Pink | Apocalypse | Massage
– Undaunted | Corgi | Trove
– Shampoo | Tiles | Shadows
– Guitar | Bittersweet | Condescending
– Cuckoo | Eldritch | Serendipity
– Office | Crush | Fail
– Bottle | Page | Mindful
– Nightmare | Lantern | Murder
– Freezing | Selfish | Shanghai
Season 3 – 2018
– Learn | Window | Brussels
– Square | Exhausted | Populate
– Sorbet | Curtains | Farewell
– Trappist | Baby | Aubergine
– Cologne | Magnet | Banana
– Panda | Freckles | Space Pilot
– She | Was | Red
– Broccoli | Internet | Papercut
– Food | Party | Head
– Coffee | Scientists | Existence
Season 4 – 2019
– Tattoo | Cut | Window
– You | Me | Us
– Ink | Carpet | Donkey
– Hat | Handkerchief | Car
– Candle | Craft | Colour
– Reach | Goals | Hotel
– Clown | Balloons | Chuckle
– Cinema | Heart | Hospital
– Disenchanted | Syncopation | Avalanche
– Faith | Work | Love
3 Words, 1 Story © 2016 – 2019 by Jeyna Grace.
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9 thoughts on “3 Words, 1 Story Challenge”
This looks like a fantastic idea! How often do you do this? I may just have to join in sometime. 🙂
I try to do this once a month 🙂 When you do, do leave a comment here! I’d love to read your piece.
Okay! How do I figure out what’s the most recent one? And should I do this month’s, or wait for the next one?
You can do whichever set of words that inspire you 🙂 The idea is to just get creative and have fun.
This is a great idea to flex the creativity muscles! I’ve gotten a writer’s block so many times simply because I can’t even think of a theme around which I should write a story. Random words make for weird stories and that’s what I love writing the best! I’m going to try my hand at these challenges! 😀
Glad you think so, and I’m happy to have you on board 🙂 Do link me your stories! I’d love to read them.
This is a great idea – and looks like fun!
I’m glad you think so!