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20 Post-Apocalyptic Prompts to Inspire You Next Novel

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I’m back today with more writing prompts! This time I’m giving you some post-apocalyptic prompts. If you would like to check out my other writing prompt posts I will leave the links down below –


1. The electric goes out and everyone’s disappeared.

2. Write a story from the perspective of a zombie.

3. You were born the year the apocalypse happens. Tell your story.

4. You need food so you break into an abandoned supermarket. That’s when you hear the music box start playing and you realise you aren’t alone.

5. You’re the leader of the baddest, most ruthless gang in the wasteland. Write about what happens when someone threatens your leadership.


6. A character uses the apocalypse to forge a new identity and start a new life. Why?

7. The unthinkable happens and now you’re stuck in your dad’s bunker.

8. Multiple volcanoes erupt at the same time, destroying much of the world. You only survive because you were playing up in the mountains with your friends. What happens next?

9. Your family have been ready for months. Except when the bombs finally arrive you’re trapped inside the bunker and your dad is nowhere to be found.

10. You thought you were alone in this new world until you meet up with an escaped convict.


11. A strange howling is heard across the world then everything erupts into chaos.

12. The oceans rise and the world is flooded. How do you survive?

13. You’ve always hated Friday the 13th. That’s why you weren’t surprised when the apocalypse happened on that very day.

14. You’ve spent the last 2 years in your bunker and now it’s time to resurface. Write about what you find.

15. The only reason you survived the apocalypse is because you agreed to go into a special bunker to be experimented on. Now, a group of you have decided to break out. Write about what happens.


16. You are searching for supplies when you find a 10-year-old girl huddled in a supermarket. You decide to take her with you.

17. How you would you celebrate Christmas in the wasteland?

18. You agreed to be cryogenically frozen whilst the apocalypse took place. What everyone thought would happen, turned out to be wrong. Everything is so much worse.

19. A riot breaks out in your bunker and the only way to get away from it is to leave the safety of the underground, but you don’t know what’s out there.

20. A spat of dangerous weather breaks out all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of people die. You are left to take care of your 2 small siblings. What happens?

Let me know if you use any of these prompts, I’d love to see what you come up with. 

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20 Writing Prompts To Inspire You This Halloween

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Hello everyone and welcome to Blogtober day 9. Today I’m here with 20 writing prompts – all inspired by Halloween. I’ve never done one of these before nor have I ever come up with some writing prompts. I really hope you can find some inspiration here and these prompts are helpful to you in your writing journey. Also, thank you to my best friend Sarah who helped me come up with the prompts! Without further rambling here they are!

1. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t scrub the blood from the walls.

2. It wasn’t the wind – it was screaming.

3. There’s a strange knocking sound coming from the attic.

4. October the 31st – The night when all murders are legal.

5. The leaves were crunching beneath my feet then I was falling through a hole.

6. They had to die, because I didn’t want to.

7. The Halloween party I’ll never forget.

8. And that’s how I defeated them.

9. Halloween fright night was supposed to be a laugh – nobody told me it’s all real.

10. It was over in a flash and there was nothing I could do.

11. I knew I shouldn’t have bought that video game.

12. I’d never had to bury a body, before tonight.

13. I told them I wasn’t crazy, but they didn’t believe me.

14. An alternative Halloween.

15. The night that’ll haunt me forever.

16. It wasn’t meant to be like this.

17. I didn’t mean to kill them but I did.

18. Everything I touched exploded.

19. I heard them pronounce me dead.

20. I was the only one of us who made it out alive.

I hope you can find some inspiration with these prompts, let me see what you come up with if you use any! have fun and keep writing!