3 Words, 1 Story Challenge

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


3 Words, 1 Story © 2016 – 2018 by Jeyna Grace.

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9 responses to “3 Words, 1 Story Challenge

  1. The Life Of Sue

    May 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    This is a great idea – and looks like fun!

  2. Microfox

    July 31, 2016 at 8:07 am

    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! 😀

    • Jeyna Grace

      July 31, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Glad you think so, and I’m happy to have you on board 🙂 Do link me your stories! I’d love to read them.

  3. bookwormgirls123

    August 14, 2016 at 5:30 am

    This looks like a fantastic idea! How often do you do this? I may just have to join in sometime. 🙂

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      I try to do this once a month 🙂 When you do, do leave a comment here! I’d love to read your piece.

      • bookwormgirls123

        August 15, 2016 at 2:59 am

        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?

        • Jeyna Grace

          August 15, 2016 at 9:17 am

          You can do whichever set of words that inspire you 🙂 The idea is to just get creative and have fun.


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