Short Story Questions
Want quick ideas for a short story? One technique is to ask
intriguing questions, and then find an answer. The answer will
be the start of a story, especially if you start with "What
if..." In fact, you can do this yourself and skip this page.
Or, if you want, just use the questions here.
What if a man remembered one day that he had long ago come
here from another planet?
What if a woman had to decide between freedom and love?
How could a man come to believe in hating others?
What kind of world would developmentally disabled people
Why would a dolphin commit suicide?
What if you had to choose ten people to spend your life
How can you stop a killer when you know what he intends
to do but have no evidence to show police?
What would you do to survive a sinking boat, and do normal
ethics change in this situation?
What if God gave up on man and went away to create and
watch over another world?
Why did the man walk away from everything and everyone
What did he see in her that others could not see?
What if thoughts spread like diseases?
What if the bravest man in town was thought to be a coward?
How many ways can we make ourselves miserable?
What if beliefs were like addictions?
What if there was a way to prevent wars?
What if we lived to 200 years old?
What if we could program children for success?
What would the morality of an ant be?
What is a unique way to catch a criminal?
Why do we choose to do things that are bad for us?
If a philosopher speaks and nobody listens, does he exist?
What true short story covering a day in your life would
be most indicative of who you are?
In addition to these short story questions, there are more
ways to get ideas for stories on the page Short