This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (February 16-22)

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. February’s a short month, so get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday!


  • Monday: Write a 12 line poem with each line set in a different month.
  • Tuesday: Zombie love. Write a love poem from a Zombie. [include Cranberries music video]
  • Wednesday: Aquarius or Scorpio? Rewrite your horoscope as a sonnet.
  • Thursday: Turn 5-10 headlines from your social media feed into a found poem.
  • Friday: Write a poem inspired by the contents of your breakroom/office fridge.
  • Saturday: Write a poem about secrets you don’t have.
  • Sunday: Write a cento created from your favorite movie quotes.


  • Monday: Write a story set entirely on a trampoline. Include at least three characters.
  • Tuesday: Write a story in the 2nd-person about an historical personage. Research ideas here!
  • Wednesday: A four sentence story, each sentence set in a different season over the course of a year.
  • Thursday: In the Capital! Write a dystopian story from the POV of a character who benefits from the system.
  • Friday: Write a scene where a character admits to themself what they really want is against everything they have been up to that point.
  • Saturday: Dialogue set in an Uber or Lyft or taxi.
  • Sunday: Write a story in which a pre-recorded voice–say, the Movie Phone guy–becomes increasingly unhinged.

How did it go this week? Which prompt was most generative? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below.

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