879 Writing Prompts About Summer

879 Writing Prompts About Summer

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Summer plays a huge part in literature. In fact, people have been writing stories set about this time of the year for centuries now. 

One of the most notable stories set in the summer is William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play, which first premiered in the 1500s, consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta, with the story about four Athenian lovers as the most popular one. Another is Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer. It is a coming-of-age graphic novel about two teenage friends as they discover themselves and their sexuality while battling family dynamics and mental disabilities. 

Below is a collection of writing prompts to try this summer. You can use them as inspiration for your next short story or novel. 

  • Write from the point of view of a football player, talking in the end zone after the Super Bowl.
  • Write a scene at the beach.
  • Write a conversation between two people on a camping trip.
  • Write about the joys of summer vacation.
  • Write from the point of view of the perfect summer man/woman.
  • Write about a long stretch of road that ends up dumping you in the middle of nowhere.
  • Write a half-minute short about the first day of summer.
  • Write about summer romance.
  • Write about going on a road trip.
  • Describe an unexpected event that occurs on a summer holiday that someone would have planned for.  For example, a casual outing around town with friends on their end-of-year school trip will encounter an unfriendly tailgater that wants revenge.
  • Write about the choices a teenager had in an important moment of their teenage years.
  • Write about a time when you were bullied.
  • Write an imaginary advertisement for a car manufactured from the year you were born, maybe create one that is new and one that is from the past.
  • Write about a popular summer camp.
  • Have you seen those sand trucks around that collect sand from…
  • Think of a word that starts with a specific letter, then write a story using only that letter.
  • Write from the point of view of a guest at a wedding.
  • Write from the point of view of a flower.
  • Write from the point of view of someone at a public hot spring.
  • Write a romantic story that takes place during the summer. The scene should take place in a public place, such as the sun, beach, or water.
  • Write about ending a summer relationship.
  • Write a scene that takes place at a flea market.
  • Write about a character who is stuck at home alone, while the extended family goes on vacation.
  • What would you do with a free day by the poolside? Write about it.
  • Write from a fish’s point of view.
  • Write about a boy who is followed around by a camera crew.
  • Write a scene that takes place in the library / the school cafeteria.
  • Write from a character’s point of view who has just woken up from a dream.
  • Write from the point of view of an older person in the summer heat.
  • Write about how your family has changed since you were a child.
  • Write a story in which your character is at a family reunion.
  • Write about what really scared you as a kid.
  • Write a vacation scene in the first person, from the point of view of the vacationer.
  • Write from the point of view of a character who hasn’t heard anything new all summer long.
  • Write from the point of view of a bird flying over the neighborhood.
  • Write about a mother and daughter.
  • Write from the point of view of a character at the beach.
  • Write a scene which takes place in a movie theater.
  • Write using only dialogue.
  • Create a character that is a clairvoyant.
  • Write about hanging out under the stars on a hot summer night.
  • Write from the point of view of a cat at the cat park.
  • Star forming clouds, hundred degree weather, sunny afternoons, and lake summer days.
  • Write your favorite summer vacation as if you were the only witness.
  • Write your own ACL Festival lineup.
  • Write about a bank heist.
  • Everyone is suddenly naked. Write about how the characters respond.
  • Write a scene that includes a love triangle.
  • Write from the point of view of a swimmer at the end of a swimming season.
  • Write from the point of view of a child at a swimming pool.
  • Write a funny poem or riddle about something you wish you had for the summer.
  • Write a conversation between two teenagers in the car on the way to the beach.
  • Write from the point of view of a dragonfly.
  • Write about a neighborhood storm drain.
  • Write a dialogue between two characters discussing their summer birthday wishes.
  • Write a scene in which a jealous ex-boyfriend tries to ruin a girl’s vacation.
  • Write about the weather.
  • Write about a teacher on a summer vacation.
  • Write about someone playing a sport they probably never played before. Write why they chose this sport, how they are doing, why it’s different from what they normally do.
  • Write about a bad childhood summer vacation memory.
  • Write about a mom attempting to keep herself calm after receiving a phone call that errant children have been taken away to summer camp. Compare this version to one of the characters also becoming hysterical after receiving the same phone call.
  • Write a piece about a cat or dog waiting for their master or mistress at the door when they return home from the summer break.
  • Write about the rose colored windshield of summer that everything looks rosy.
  • Write about your first day of summer vacation.
  • Write something for the 2017 summer in review.
  • Write from the point of view of a child who is on vacation at an amusement park.
  • Write about the best summer party you ever attended.
  • Write your own nursery rhyme.
  • Write a scene at a beach in the middle of winter.
  • Have a character wander the aisles of a grocery store.
  • You are one of the Olympic judges for the diving competitions.
  • Write about taking a test over the summer. What matters most is the results on the test or the grades?
  • Describe a car trip.
  • Write about a holiday weekend in another country.
  • Write a love letter from the point of view of one of your parents.
  • Write a scene set at the family vacation home.
  • Write about your ideal concert experience. Logistics, what you wear, who’s there, etc.
  • Does your protagonist have blue or green eyes? Then write about a time when they noticed the color of someone’s eyes for the first time.
  • Write about a street/festival/filmed flashing.
  • Write a letter to your neighbor about maintenance issues on the block. Write a journal entry from the point of view of a pregnant teenager.
  • Write about the first time you had heard about AIDS.
  • Write about a firefighter at the scene of a fire.
  • Write about making the perfect summer playlist.
  • Write about a grandfather’s childhood in the 1920s.
  • Another idea for a writing summer activity is to keep a weekly journal, only writing for 15 minutes a day.
  • Write about playing hide-and write from a teenager’s perspective
  • Write a scene that takes place on a favorite bike trail.
  • Describe what happens the first day you go to summer camp.
  • Write about your trip to the library.
  • Write a scene that takes place at a carnival.
  • Write about a teenage zoo worker.
  • Write about a summer job that doesn’t require a typical skill.
  • Write about a day in the life of a homeless person.
  • Write about how a teenager would spend the rest of their summer.
  • Write about a character who spends their summer traveling.
  • Write from the point of view of a teenager on the last day of school before summer vacation.
  • Write from the point of view of an old man sitting on a bench.
  • Write about a teen playing video games.
  • Write a scene where the main character is taking a shower, and something unusual happens.
  • Write about a Summer girl.
  • Write about summer separation or long distance friendship.
  • Describe a person you can find at the local farmer’s market.
  • Write about summer vacation before it started.
  • Write about your favorite sport.
  • Write a scene about a front-yard barbecue.
  • Write about lounging at home alone on a hot summer evening.
  • Write about the perfect summer romance.
  • Describe the worst summer storm, heat wave, wildfire, or monsoon you’ve ever experienced.
  • Write about losing your sense of identity over the summer.
  • Write up a storm for 30 minutes if possible. Write for 5 minutes – or however long you can. After this pause for 15 minutes and stare at a blank page. Try to capture your thoughts in words in 15 minutes. If you run out of words after the 15 minutes, begin all over and write for another 15 minutes. This writing is a writing exercise of sorts that has been posted in many different forms on the internet – and is a collision between play & work. Be innovative with your words and use a timer and do it for yourself.
  • Write from the point of view of a child on a family vacation.
  • Write about how you plan to spend the summer
  • Write from the point of view of a tired swimmer.
  • What type of summer would you choose if you could pick one?
  • Describe the best items at the world’s best junk yard.
  • Describe the perfect summer vacation.
  • Write about a teenager watching a summer storm.
  • Write about your favorite summer vacation spot from your childhood or your current life.
  • Write, in the form of a rubber band on paper, a story that is different from the one you tell someone as you write it.
  • Write from the point of view of a house plant.
  • Write from the point of view of a child stuck at home during a summer storm.
  • Write a scene that is set in an elevator.
  • Write about a summer vacation from your childhood.
  • Write from the point of view of a teen playing in their room.
  • Write about three tourists traveling to the countryside.
  • Write a scene that takes place at a fast food restaurant–any kind.
  • Write from the point of view of a delinquent at summer camp.
  • Write about a kite flying experience.
  • Write about your first summer after college.
  • Write about being buried alive.
  • Write a scene in which a beach ball is bouncing across the sand.
  • Write from the point of view of your cat.
  • Write a scene that takes place on a beach.
  • Write from the point of view of a deep sea diver.
  • Write about what you would pack for the perfect day trip.
  • Write from the point of view of a container of melted ice cream.
  • Write about a field trip.
  • Compare and contrast two people this summer.
  • Write between 50 and 150 words about a story someone at school told you.
  • Describe a bike ride that you took around your neighborhood or town.
  • Write about a road trip.
  • Write about an insect from your childhood.
  • Write from the point of view of a bike.
  • Write about a teenager learning what goes wrong at a family reunion.
  • Describe the early stages of a transformation.
  • Write about a politician during summer vacation, one who does something interesting.
  • Write from the perspective of someone shopping at the mall.
  • Write about something that you pulled off one time at summer camp.
  • Write from the point of view of a cat on a hot day.
  • Write an origin story for your favorite pool toy.
  • Write from the point of view of a fly in the kitchen at a BBQ.
  • Write about twins.
  • Write about being stuck at an airport during a thunderstorm.
  • Write about trying to make a difference for someone.
  • Write using second person narrative.
  • Write from the point of view of a shop owner on the first days of summer.
  • Write from the point of view of an adult in the story of “Peter Pan.”
  • Write about what your hero was like when they were twelve.
  • Write a story set around the suburbs.
  • Teenagers do the strangest things.
  • Write about an unusual experience you had as a child at summer camp.
  • Describe a barn on a farm.
  • Write about the final day of school before summer vacation.
  • Write a scene from the point of view of a professionally hot dog eater. Write about yourself as your favorite fictional character as a young child. Write about your favorite memory of summer. Write a story in the form of a play that you’ve written. You may cast friends, acquaintances, or yourself. Write a scene about a summer night on your front porch or town center.
  • Write a monologue by a character you created in the twilight of their life.
  • Write about a rich man on vacation in a new country.
  • Write about going on a family road trip.
  • Name any location and write about your favorite memory there.
  • Describe the peacefulness of a summer nighttime.
  • Write about late night mischief during summer vacation.
  • Write about going to the beach or some other summer vacation spot.
  • Write about the perfect day for giving a gift.
  • Write about a family taking a camping trip into the wilderness.
  • When you were a child, what did you do the night before school started in the fall?
  • Write about a hot-day technology meltdown.
  • Write a pirate’s love song.
  • Describe your dream house or apartment for all seasons.
  • Write a scene where a twenty-something wishes to make amends for something they did as a child.
  • Write about the many adventures at a summer science camp.
  • Write from the point of view of a computer struggling to capture as much attention as possible from its owner.
  • Use an object such as a spilled drink as a device for narrating your story.
  • Write about someone visiting a zoo.
  • Poetry prompts are available from the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric’s summer program.
  • Write the opening few paragraphs of a mystery novel.
  • Write from the point of view of a fish in the ocean.
  • Write from the point of view of a cat in your home.
  • Write about a fungal infection or an irrational fear.
  • Write a scene that takes place at a fair.
  • Write about the first day of summer.
  • Write a scene at the beach or around a swimming pool.
  • Write about the most exciting day of your summer vacation.
  • Describe a favorite summer activity.
  • Write about being stuck at home on a hot summer day.
  • Write about a teenager at a house party.
  • Write about a storm as it happens.
  • Write from the point of view of a child in a jungle gym.
  • Write about your dream honeymoon.
  • Write your grocery list for about the next three months.
  • Write about showering without privacy.
  • Write from the point of view of an unseen character at a house party.
  • Write about an interesting thing stuck to your shoe.
  • Write about how an insect spends their summer.
  • Write a piece about a child and their budding career.
  • Write from the point of view of a plant.
  • What was your most traumatic summer?
  • Write from the point of view of the oldest child in the family.
  • Write a poem about a day you spend by the pool.
  • Write from the point of view of a kid who is visiting the city for their very first time. What is the person’s amazement and how will they react?
  • What hidden talents do you or a character have?
  • Write about a vacation you or someone you know took.
  • Write a scene that takes place at a summer camp.
  • This is a list of season writing prompts.
  • Write a poem using at least 10 sunshine similes.
  • Write about trying to convince others that a food you like is healthy.
  • Write about a zoo.
  • Write an action scene in which two people try to outwit one another.
  • What contribution does a superhero make to the people of their city/town?
  • Create a story about someone who lies to their family and friends about where they are going during the summer.
  • Write a play that includes one or more of the Ten Commandments.
  • Write a scene from the point of view of a tree.
  • “Writer’s Digest” has columns and tips for being a summer writer.
  • Write about a time when you felt left out.
  • Write from the point of view of a robot at an international robot convention.
  • Write about a guy or a girl going through a breakup during the summer.
  • Describe a moment where time stands still.
  • Describe yourself as a wave at the beach.
  • Detail the first time someone at the office is sick.
  • Describe the worst summer job you’ve had.
  • Describe the perfect first date.
  • Write about a school dance.
  • Write about what happens when your best friend is having a night of bad luck.
  • Write from the point of view of a morning person or an insomniac.
  • Write about a family reunion during the summer.
  • Describe a toddler at the beach.
  • Write an action, adventure, or a mystery.
  • Write a short story or poem that takes place in three sentences or less.
  • Write about a lazy afternoon when you had time to yourself.
  • Write about a summer visit from the circus.
  • Write from the point of view of your favorite kitchen appliance.
  • From the perspective of a car, describe a car crash.
  • Write a story where a fictional character meets their fictional hero.
  • Write about a teacher at the beach when they are not working.
  • Daydream.
  • Write a romantic moment between two friends.
  • Write from the point of view of an older married couple in love.
  • Write about a character that’s going places for the summer.
  • Describe a person’s afternoon at the beach. Give the reader detail.
  • Write about the first date you have during the summer.
  • Write about a storm while camping. Then write the storm from the second point of view.
  • Write a scene in which descriptions are used as comedic tools.
  • Write about the first day you made a new friend.
  • Write about a celebrity who is taking a summer vacation.
  • Write about the best/worst camping trip you ever had.
  • Write about a neighborhood hot spot in the summer.
  • Write from the point of view of the male character in your story.
  • Write about a trophy.
  • Write a poem where the reader tries to figure out why the poem’s featured object is so much better than all the other objects in the poem.
  • What is your perfect summer activity?
  • Write about people relaxing in hammocks.
  • Write about a time you were mistaken for someone else.
  • Write from the point of view of a bird flying above the city.
  • Write about a parent dropping their child off at summer camp.
  • Write about a carpooling mom. Or a dad. Or any parent trying to get the kids to practice.
  • Write about the idea that “Everything is going to be ok.”
  • Write about a grandfather explaining the summer vacation to his grandson.
  • Write an essay about your favorite swimsuit.
  • Write from the point of view of a dog walking down the street being met by an angry neighbor.
  • Write a poem about a hot summer day.
  • Write about a pet’s or an animal’s summer or a day in the life of that pet/animal.
  • Write from the point of view of someone taking their first bath in a hot tub.
  • How would a person feel three months after losing a loved one?
  • Write about a character who builds model planes.
  • Write the lyrics to a summer song.
  • Describe why fruit or vegetables are your favorite summer items to eat.
  • Describe your ideal Friday night date.
  • Write a fun/scary story about the stuff you do over the summer.
  • Write about an insect at the zoo or an amusement park.
  • Describe a day at the spa – your favorite kinks and treatments.
  • Write a scene where a grown person talks down to a teenager.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of summer camp for children.
  • Write the worst time that you’ve ever had on the road with your family.
  • Write one-on-one dialogue between two teenagers.
  • Describe an apocalyptic scene that takes place outside on a nice summer day.
  • Write from the point of view of a seat cushion at a baseball game.
  • Write about your perfect beach day.
  • Break the ice with an ice breaker! This could be the perfect ice breaker for the first day of school!
  • Write about the first day back at school after summer vacation.
  • Write from the point of view of a fisherman waiting for the fish to bite.
  • List 5 people you would like to spend time with over the summer.
  • Write from the point of view of an insect.
  • Write about a day when the sun was so hot that it made various things hot, including food.
  • Write a poem that has to do with summer.
  • Write a scene set at a baseball game.
  • Write about the perfect summer day.
  • Write a scene where your character sits in a car in a long line at the tollbooth of a tunnel.
  • Write about a summer rainstorm.
  • Write about a character that needs to lose weight.
  • Write about a scene from summer camp.
  • Write about a summer romance.
  • Write about a couple arguing outside on a hot day.
  • Write an essay persuading another student to get in shape for summer.
  • Write a letter home from a character stranded on a deserted island.
  • Write about a movie moment that made an impact on you.
  • Write about your favorite childhood book or movie.
  • Conduct a “day in the life” analysis as if you were a Hollywood spy.
  • Describe a field trip.
  • Write a paragraph about the beach.
  • Write about your last summer vacation.
  • Write a drinking song for a wedding.
  • Write about an illogical summer argument.
  • Describe traveling to a distant planet.
  • Write about summer camp.
  • Write from the point of view of a cat who wants to eat the mouse it caught.
  • Write about the perfect summer vacation.
  • Write about an old video game.
  • Write about the grisliest scene at a sleepover.
  • Write about the last day of summer vacation for a student.
  • Write the scene of a robbery.
  • Write from the point of view of a homeless man in a park.
  • Write from the point of view of a summer burglar.
  • Write a scene about students watching an eclipse.
  • Write a letter from your body to your mom or dad. What are your parts like? Is there anything you need?
  • Write a How-to essay.
  • Write from the point of view of a high school student when they hear they are going to get a new teacher.
  • Write about an unhappy summer.
  • Write about the joys and frustrations of mowing the lawn.
  • Create a recipe or menu for an original Bistro in a Fantasy world.
  • Write about a summer road trip.
  • Write about what it would be like to have your job changed suddenly.
  • Name your perfect winter weekend.
  • Put yourself in the mind of a bystander at a pet store.
  • Write the scene of a teenager stealing something from a convenience store.
  • Write from the point of view of an explorer on Antarctica.
  • Describe the place you would never want to visit again for the rest of your life.
  • Write about the strongest memory from your childhood.
  • Describe a summer storm.
  • Write from the perspective of someone who is busy with the tasks of summer.
  • Write about a popular summer camp for teenagers.
  • Write about a neighbor moving out.
  • Write a song lamenting the remaining days of summer or a song wishing summer will never end.
  • Write from the point of view of a lighthouse keeper on a dark and stormy night.
  • Write about a character’s week at summer camp.
  • At what age did summer lose its charm?
  • Write about your best day with your family in the summer.
  • Write about a meal at a luxury hotel.
  • Write about victory or failure at the beach.
  • Write about a hobby you love.
  • Write from the point of view of a soccer ball.
  • Write about a song you think would be a Number One hit if it was released in the mid 1900’s.
  • Think of your favorite book that takes place in the summertime. Write the outline for the first chapter.
  • What is the best job or activity you have done in the summer?
  • Write about a summer job from the point of view of a parent.
  • Write about something happening in the summertime.
  • Write about babies that never get to see their parents.
  • Write about the summer Olympics.
  • Write about the most popular place at summer camp.
  • How does a special night lead to a character “dropping” a troubled friend in the second act?
  • Write a scene using only dialogue. Try to do it with only three lines of dialogue.
  • Write about a perfect summer day.
  • Write about an object that changes its form.
  • Write about what you would do with your million dollar lottery prize.
  • Write a scene of summer that goes awry.
  • What is the most romantic date you have ever been on?
  • Write about your dream home.
  • Write about a vacation you take during the summer.
  • Describe the perfect summer day. Write a scene with details like the smell of salt water, sand between the toes, etc.
  • Write a scene featuring a kid’s lemonade stand.
  • Persuade them to participate using peer pressure/encouragement.
  • Describe an abandoned building.
  • Have you ever planned for a road trip—or else? Write about a road trip you’ve been on.
  • Write about a neighbor including a dialogue between them.
  • Pick a zoo animal and write about them.
  • Write about a teacher.
  • Describe an event or place that signifies summer.
  • Tell the story of the best day of the summer in the narrator’s life.
  • Write about your first kiss.
  • Write a scene at the beach.
  • Who has shaped who you are? Give us an account of a person who has influence on the young protagonist.
  • If you were an ice cream flavor, which one would you be?
  • Write about an overprotective father.
  • Write a scene or poem that takes place at a picnic.
  • Write a scene in which there is a contest or auction for something.
  • Write about how your job’s time off affects you.
  • Write from the point of view of a man who climbs a fence.
  • Write a poem or short piece about your favorite activity.
  • Write from the point of view of your house on a hot summer day.
  • Write a scene about a nightmare experience during the summer.
  • Write about the first time you are meeting a friend.
  • Write something tragic and hilarious to the tune of a popular song.
  • Write a scene around the giving or receiving of a gift.
  • Write what it was like when you were in a Summer Reading Program. Write about a summer vacation you have taken.
  • Write about a day at the beach.
  • Write about your favourite summer holiday memory.
  • Write about a lazy summer afternoon.
  • Write the scene where a character slips on a banana peel.
  • Write about your commute.
  • Write a poem about a color.
  • Rewrite a scene in your favorite book in a summer setting.
  • Write about an unexpected visit from a relative.
  • Write about the first vacation your grandfather took you on.
  • Write a letter to a group you feel a strong affinity for, but have not yet properly introduced yourself to.
  • Describe a popular sport at your chosen high school.
  • Write about the last day of summer vacation.
  • Write a fictional story about time travel.
  • Write a story about a murder that takes place at a summer camp.
  • Writing about the hottest place you’ve ever been.
  • Write about a sibling feud that happens in the summer.
  • Write from the point of view of a feral cat.
  • What does a pet fish say when they hit their bowl like a drum?.
  • Write about going on vacation.
  • Write from the point of view of a mouse living under the fridge.
  • Write from the point of view of a bug.
  • Write a scene between a swimmer and lifeguard.
  • Write about your perfect summer day.
  • Write a scene involving a high school reunion.
  • Write from an animal’s point of view—a season and day in the life of a bear/wolf/fox.
  • Write about an event that changed your summer at the beach.
  • Write a main character with one bad cat or annoying dog and subject the character to its antics.
  • Write about the annual block party you’re throwing.
  • How would an animal talk if it could talk?
  • Write a first person narrative in the form of a journal entry.
  • Write from the point of view of a commuter on a crowded train during rush hour.
  • Write about a bad summer for your character.
  • Write about a scene that takes place at the lake.
  • Write about a childhood summer memory.
  • Write about going to a summer camp.
  • Write about your childhood bedroom.
  • Write about a terrible pool party.
  • Write about your favorite summer place. Is it sitting by the pool or lying by a lake or walking in the woods?
  • Describe any holiday as if an inanimate object is doing the job of celebrating it.
  • Write about an escaping prisoner running through your neighborhood.
  • Write about someone who is saving money for something.
  • Write about your advice to your younger self.
  • Write about a scientist on sabbatical.
  • No one in your family wants to do one of these chores. Write a scene about the conflict between two older siblings over who has to do it.
  • Write a scene that takes place on the ocean.
  • Write about a hot summer day.
  • Describe the first day of summer.
  • Write a stand-alone paragraph or section that describes the pattern of raindrops on the windowsill.
  • Make up the profile of your ideal summer travel companion.
  • Sum up summer vacation with one word.
  • Write from the point of view, write from the perspective of another time period.
  • Write about the corpse flower.
  • Write from the point of view of nature, describing the worst man has done to the environment.
  • Write the scene in which the antagonist first reveals himself or herself.
  • Write about someone who has been waiting to go on a trip that summer vacation.
  • Write from the point of view of a young child on a summer vacation drive.
  • Describe the process a couple takes to pick a name for their baby.
  • Take “Summer Rain” from this alphabet and write your own short story or poem.
  • Write about a scientific discovery at the beach.
  • Write about an animal enjoying the summer heat.
  • Invent a fictional summer camp.
  • Write from the point of view of an actor at a summer theater camp.
  • Write about a mad scientist using their lab in summer.
  • Describe the perfect summer weather.
  • Write an article about summer fashion.
  • Write a poem about your dream job.
  • Describe an identity that you wish you had. Then describe how you might change in order to obtain that new identity.
  • Write a character’s name and use the Scrabble dictionary to choose their occupation.
  • Describe a natural disaster at the beach.
  • Write a summer evening scene from childhood.
  • Write about your ideal day at the beach.
  • Write a journal entry from the point of view of a character that misses a friend who has left for college.
  • Write about a guy/girl holding their breath.
  • Write a character who is undervalued at work.
  • Write from the point of view of a teenager having a conversation with a parent about something important.
  • Imagine the perfect summer morning on the beach.
  • Write about your perfect summer vacation.
  • Write a paragraph describing the wisps of fog drifting over the lake this morning as if it will turn into water at any moment.
  • Write a scene set at a drive-in movie theater.
  • Choose a part of nature and compare it to an aspect of city life.
  • Write a scene about vacations you took as a child.
  • Describe your dream summer vacation.
  • You are working at a fashionable boutique and you get a new customer who wants an outfit for a party, write about that outfit.
  • Write about a family at an amusement park.
  • Write five adjectives that describe “summer”
  • Write a scene set in a sporting facility.
  • I heard a strange noise – what was it?
  • Write about a landmark.
  • Write about three cool things your town has to offer.
  • Prices could be outrageous, so people would want to pack snacks.
  • Write about the bird on the sign at the local store.
  • Write a short story about a sporting event such as a baseball game, soccer match, etc.
  • Write about a shopping trip.
  • Write about a couple who is recalling happy summer memories.
  • Write about a rainy summer day from a sunbeam’s perspective.
  • Write about a weekend trip to the beach.
  • Write about the perfect summer love.
  • Create a story that uncovers a secret told to the reader.
  • Write about the first time you fell in love.
  • Write about your definition of a perfect day.
  • Set your scene at a healthy market.
  • Write a scene that takes place at the zoo.
  • Write about your favorite summer vacation spot from years ago.
  • Write from the point of view of an overprotective mother.
  • Write a recipe for eggplant with black bean sauce over rice.
  • Write a scene in a magical kitchen that conjures up a superhero.
  • Write about warm summer breezes on a summer day.
  • What vacation would the writer take? Where would this be?
  • Write a scene near an ocean.
  • Write about making s’mores.
  • Write about summer as a child or as an adult.
  • Go on a walk with your character, and write about what you find.
  • Write about the ideal summer vacation.
  • Begin a story or poem with the line, “The summer heat made my kisses bubbly.”
  • Write a scene where someone gets a love note. The person might not know it was a love note, or they might love getting that kind of note.
  • Write from the viewpoint of a kid at the parent’s wedding.
  • Write about your favorite sport.
  • Write a poem that describes a sunset.
  • Write from the point of view of an observer of children swimming in a pool.
  • Let a summer romance begin.
  • What do you do when you get home from a long day at work? Write that.
  • Write a scene involving teenagers with their first car.
  • Write a scene about the final five minutes of summer vacation.
  • Write about donating a limb to your favorite book.
  • Write from the point of view of the teacher during Instructional Planning Day.
  • What is a character’s dream summer activity?
  • Write from the point of view of a hermit crab.
  • Write about an allergy attack.
  • What does your ideal summer vacation look like? Describe it!
  • Write a description of your room from the point of view of someone other than yourself.
  • Write a song in the form of a non-lyrical poem for any summer occasion.
  • Write about a sibling rivalry with your best friend.
  • Describe a memorable summer.
  • Write about a pierogi that was forgotten in the freezer for a week.
  • Write about a summer romance that ends badly.
  • What would you do if you lost access to the internet for the rest of your life?
  • Write about a summer storm.
  • Write from the point of view of a child at a birthday party.
  • A husband lies to his wife about going for a jog while he watches tennis on tv.
  • Describe your “cooler” substitute teacher.
  • A man considers pressing the button to launch his city’s self-defense weapons.
  • Describe a summer scare that you had as a kid.
  • Write from the point of view of a kid at summer camp.
  • Write about parenthood during the summer.
  • Create a mystery about a small, seemingly insignificant object discovered by a hiker during a trip through the woods.
  • Write about a time you were scared at the beach.
  • Choose a profession and write a collection of short stories from a first-person point of view about the different professions.
  • Write about a person driving to work in construction traffic.
  • Write about your most applicable pet.
  • Write an imaginary interview for a job as the swim coach at your local pool.
  • Write a lesson in the context of a summer school program.
  • Write about a day at the beach.
  • Write from the point of view of the school bully who is a bully because he’s suffered. Tell a particular story where you are sympathetic.
  • Write about a first date gone horribly wrong or right.
  • Write two to three sentences about your favorite memory involving water.
  • Write about when a family spends time together while one parent is commuting to work or school.
  • In 100 words or less, tell a story from the point of view of someone eating a hot dog.
  • Write from the point of view from a teenager during summer break.
  • Summer school feels like a prison. Write about it .
  • How do you meet your best friend?
  • Remember a time when you or someone you know was threatened.
  • Write about a summer camp that can raise a child into adulthood.
  • Write about an unlucky contestant on your favorite reality show.
  • Write about a time you or your family went camping.
  • Describe the perfect beach
  • Write about babysitting at a fast-food restaurant.
  • What does your protagonist enjoy doing during the summer?
  • How does your teen spend their free time?
  • Write from the point of view of a character that feels forgotten about on a sweltering summer day.
  • Write the ad that would be placed on the back of an Amish friendship-matching card about a first date.
  • Write a dialogue between two or more different animal species at the zoo.
  • Write from the point of view of a child or teenager.
  • Write about someone changing a baby.
  • Write about a summer storm, heat wave, or other weather event.
  • Write about your first day of summer break.
  • Write from the point of view of someone who wants to sleep in late.
  • Write about a childhood friend who’s now an enemy.
  • Write about someone who visited their hometown over the summer.
  • Write about three tips for staying safe in the summer.
  • Write from the viewpoint of a character when they are in the line up at a store
  • Write a scene about summer storms.
  • Write a short story that takes place in a pool.
  • Write about summer break from school.
  • Write about a concert you attended, both with description and dialogue.
  • Write from the point of view from a school teacher at the end of the school grading period.
  • Who belongs on a list of great summer foods? Write about it.
  • Write from the point of view of the GPS.
  • Write about eating some of your favorite foods.
  • If you write a funny scene, turn in your characters’ résumé.
  • Write about your favorite outdoor activity or sport.
  • Write a description of the perfect summer vacation.
  • Write a scene in the summer heat.
  • Write from the point of view of a butterfly.
  • Write about a stressed-out car salesman as he deals with a particularly difficult customer.
  • Write a confession that takes place on the first date.
  • Write about a school field trip.
  • Write about the last day at summer camp.
  • Write a poem about the first day of summer.
  • Write from the point of view of a houseplant.
  • Write about a summer romance.
  • Write about the best day of your life as a fortunate teenager.
  • Write a letter to a friend who lives far away.
  • Write from the point of view of a child at a free community service program.
  • Write about a telephone or internet crisis.
  • Write the rules you will give someone if they want to remain in your summer house.
  • Write about a character stuck in traffic.
  • Write about the summer you were six years old.
  • Write a poem or scene about an insect.
  • Share the excitement of a birthday party, birthday cake, and/or presents.
  • Describe a child’s first day at summer camp.
  • Create a list of the top ten romantic summer activities.
  • Write about the perils and rewards of vampire camping.
  • Write about a first summer fling.
  • Write from the perspective of a burglar.
  • Describe a shopping spree on sale day.
  • Write a scene from the point of view of someone sleeping at night.
  • Describe your first kiss.
  • Write about a bratty teenager spending summer at their parents’ beach house.
  • Write about a ladybug on a windy summer day.
  • Write a story about the last second before a summer vacation begins.
  • Write about a surfer on a surfboard with full details.
  • Write about the worst summer job you ever had.
  • Write about your first day of camp.
  • Write about your favorite game. How can it be improved?
  • Write about a summertime sport.
  • Write from a bird’s point of view.
  • Write a scene from the viewpoint of the yard decorations in your yard.
  • Describe a person’s graveyard tour.
  • Write an epic battle between a troll and a city.
  • Write a story about a typical day at the beach.
  • What features do you recommend adding?
  • Write a scene in which your significant other asks for a divorce.
  • Write from the point of view of a bee on a flower.
  • Describe your time doing community service.
  • Write about boys versus girls or girls versus boys.
  • Write about a strange meal you had in the summer.
  • Write from the point of view of a fish out of water wearing a human suit.
  • Describe your favorite vacation spot.
  • Write about a summer activity that you did in your childhood.
  • Write a journal article about a famous American.
  • Describe the scene in which your protagonist is enjoying sobriety or anonymity after the events of the novel.
  • Write about your perfect summer vacation.
  • Who fills the empty animal shelter?
  • Describe a summer opportunity afforded to the main character.
  • Write from the point of view of a tree.
  • Write about a notebook of your summer vacation diary.
  • What would happen if you put a young child who hates reading into an accelerated reader program?
  • Write a postcard from your character to a loved one.
  • Write a change of heart letter. Write about a person or animal changing their mind during the course of a story.
  • Write about a street accident involving a driver falling asleep.
  • Write a scene around a playground or McDonald’s.
  • Write from the point of view of a kid at summer camp.
  • Write a scene that takes place during a day at an amusement park.
  • Write a scene where a character watches their favorite TV show.
  • Describe the perfect summer vacation spot.
  • Write a sense of place from the eyes of an observer.
  • Write about the summer storm and the damage the storm has caused.
  • Write about sandcastles.
  • Write from the point of view of a forest full of tree spirits.
  • Write about a park hangout.
  • Write about your morning commute to work.
  • Write about a neighborhood mess.
  • Write a description of the perfect summer outfit.
  • Describe waiting in line forever, when trouble strikes and you have to run for the finish line.
  • What do your teacher’s feet look like?
  • Write a story about a summer romance at a time as far removed from your present day as possible.
  • Write about the first day of school after summer break.
  • What is a cool summer crafts for craft show idea that you have seen?
  • Write the ultimate camping nightmare.
  • Write about a child who doesn’t like summer or the summer time.
  • Write a letter to the summer.
  • Write about visiting a summer camp or fishing.
  • Write a scene from the point of view of someone sitting outside doing nothing.
  • Write about a popular summer vacation spot.
  • Write a love story with one partner riding a bike.
  • Write a poem about a person/place/thing that is so good that others find cool.
  • Write about a celebrity that is perfect for the summer.
  • Write a scene with an insatiable hunger monster.
  • Write on the perfect summer day.
  • Write about spending time at the beach.
  • Write about a summer vacation you remember most.
  • What do you want to accomplish over the summer?
  • Write about a roadside attraction.
  • About cars and summer trips.
  • Describe an annoying sound one hears during the summer.
  • What’s the worst summer vacation you’ve ever been on?
  • Name a new ice cream flavor.
  • Write about the summer you would most like to relive.
  • Write about a family vacation .
  • What does someone do when they are bored over the summer?
  • Write about a phone conversation between a father and son, after not seeing each other for a long time.
  • Write a scene in which your character loses something. This trigger subject should be something important to them.
  • Write about a homeless person.
  • Write a four-season list. Start in the summer with four items that relate to the season, circle back to the beginning in the next season and continue the list with four items for that season, then follow suit for all four seasons.
  • Write from the point of view of a teenage boy watching your friend change clothes.
  • Describe the experience of going swimming when you’re first learning to swim.
  • Write a page about yourself at the beach.
  • Write about a significant summer event from someone else’s point of view.
  • Describe your dream summer vacation.
  • Focus on a character’s addiction.
  • Write from the point of view of an employee at a daycare for dogs.
  • Write about the perfect summer party, pool party, or family reunion.
  • Write from the point of view of a frog at the pond.
  • Make up a set of morphs based on actions in the summer.
  • Write about a character who truly rebels against being at summer camp.
  • Describe your ideal summer in the country.
  • Write a scene about a boy or girl with their first bicycle.
  • Write a story that features a rainbow.
  • Write your own summer love letter. Write it from the point of view of someone deeply enamored, or from the point of view of someone very indifferent.
  • Write about going to the beach.
  • Write a scene that takes place in a library.
  • Never forget a dentist’s appointment because you were in school all summer. Describe what happened on that day and how you feel about it now.
  • Write about your neighbourhood.
  • Create a comic panel or comic strip.
  • Write about a summer vacation.
  • Write from the coppers’ point of view, describing a meth lab raid.
  • Write a story from the point of view of somebody who is a freegan instead of buying meat.
  • Narrate summer rooftop drinking at night with your friends.
  • Write about a graffiti artist and their latest work.
  • Write about your character experiencing a dream.
  • Use a beach to describe changes of nature and culture – the distinguishable and distinctive environment of beaches.
  • Write about a breakup.
  • Write about the best day at summer camp.
  • Write a scene taking place in a campground.
  • Write about a summer shower.
  • Write about your road trip.
  • Explain why someone should or shouldn’t vacation at an amusement park.
  • Write about a big loss that happened this summer, and how it has impacted the character.
  • Write about a thunderstorm.
  • Write in the third person, present tense, about a student sitting outside on the first day of school and enjoying a summer day.
  • Write about your biggest suntan accident.
  • Write about a senior citizen getting ready to go back to work as a substitute teacher.
  • Write about a summer vacation that went wrong.
  • Write from the point of view of a student who has terrible anxiety and misses school while summer vacation is going on.
  • Write about youth sports, both as a participant and spectator.
  • What is the greatest summer romance of your life?
  • Write a scene from a bank during a bank robbery.
  • Write about the hottest sunny day that made you wilt.
  • Write about a scene at a wedding in July.
  • Write about someone who procrastinates before summer vacation.
  • Write from the point of view of your bedroom closet.
  • Write a scene that takes place at a street fair or carnival.
  • Write about a child taking their first car trip.
  • Write from the perspective of someone who wishes summer was over.
  • Write about your cell phone.
  • Write about cooking an elaborate meal.
  • Write a scene or a story set in a laundromat.
  • Write from the point of view of a ball at a tennis match.
  • Describe a character running on a beach or in a field.
  • Write about a difficult decision representing a summer camp.
  • Write about a summer rainstorm you witnessed.
  • Write a scene that includes a hot day, rain, and storm.
  • Write the invitations for a romantic dinner for two.
  • Write a scene about the last time you were angry.
  • Write a scene about the perfect parking space.
  • Write about an old-fashioned summer festival.
  • Write a poem that could be an advertisement for your favorite summer destination.
  • Write from the point of view of the sun.
  • Write a descriptive narrative about a place that you have never seen with clarity and full description.
  • Write an ending that you were displeased with.
  • Have your character attend an outdoor music festival.
  • Describe the craziest summer vacation you ever had.
  • Write about your first love while at summer camp.
  • Write from the point of view of a sea turtle.
  • Write about a character’s mother.
  • Write about any make-believe place.
  • Write from the point of view of a person at a campfire.
  • Write about a trip to a summer camp that takes a dark turn.
  • Describe the traits of your favorite video game character.
  • Describe the perfect beach for the beginning of summer.
  • Write a scene set at the beach.
  • Write about a day spent at the beach.
  • Write a scene about a summer vacation at a cottage on the lake.
  • Write from the point of view of a kid on a school field trip.
  • Write about going to your local amusement park.
  • Write a scene about bicycles at the beach.
  • Write from the point of view of someone who has lost their sense of smell.
  • What are three things everyone should do to stay refreshed this summer?
  • Write about a horrible date.
  • Write about a children’s summer camp.
  • Bring an imaginary creature into a scene.
  • Write a love scene that takes place on the boardwalk or the beach.
  • Write a scene that takes place at a city park.
  • Write about an instance where one was disappointed with a result expecting differently.
  • Write about the perfect summer vacation.
  • Write a poem about someone at the beach.
  • Write about someone who is trying to hire a new employee.
  • Write a scene about an unhealthy relationship in which the narrator is the antagonist.
  • Write from the point of view of a child at their fourth-grade graduation.
  • Write about a favorite summer activity.
  • Write about a time your family argued during a road trip.
  • Using vivid, specific sensory details, describe a concert that takes place on a hot summer night, complete with the smells, the colors, and the sounds.
  • Write a scene in a laundromat.
  • Describe a deadly summer heatwave in your fictional world.
  • Write about music and summer.
  • Write about a memorable summer event in your life.
  • Write a scene set at the grocery store.
  • Write about a horrific summer storm.
  • Write about your favorite summer kiss.
  • Write on a certain day of the week.
  • Write about a star bright enough to be seen during the day.
  • Write a Western or set on a ranch.
  • Write about a kid sneaking out at night.
  • Write about what you think might happen on your next family vacation.
  • Write about a date on a pedestrian bridge.
  • Write a scene from the point of view of someone at a picnic table at a summer fair.
  • Write about an estranged couple on a family vacation.
  • Write from the point of view of a young person after traveling to a foreign land.
  • Write a description of the weather this summer.
  • Write a scene around a water park.
  • Describe a character’s perfect outdoor summer spot.
  • Write about school- or college-age siblings that have grown close during the summer.
  • Write from the point of view of a pet fish.
  • Write about someone who has a secret crush.
  • Write about a time when you felt stuck outdoors or stuck in a location.
  • Write about how you would make the world better.
  • Write the plot of a mystery novel.
  • Write from the point of view of someone working as a lifeguard.
  • Write about your ideal summer vacation.
  • Write a lunchtime conversation.
  • Write a love song in the summer.
  • Write about a teenager and their car.
  • Write about your favorite summer spot.
  • Write about your favourite beach or swim location.
  • Describe how an adult handled his or her fear of a hurricane growing up.
  • Write an ode to the summer in a haiku.
  • Write about starting or running a business.
  • Offer a historical perspective on summer vacation.
  • Write a dialogue between two teenagers about their plans for the summer.
  • Describe your teddy bear collection.
  • Write about a favorite summer song.
  • Write about a hand-powered water pump.
  • Write about someone who spent a summer alone as a teenager.
  • Write about the sound a sprinkler makes.
  • Write a scene that takes place near a waterfall.
  • Write from the point of view of a dog that has been held captive but has escaped.
  • Write about two children who are fighting over a swing.
  • Write a scene about putting up a tent.
  • Write a character who doesn’t feel alive until summer vacation.
  • Write about a road trip with a destination you dream about.
  • Write from the point of view of a robot on Mars.
  • Write about a vacation.
  • Write about catching the first fish.
  • Write about a really lousy summer vacation you had once.
  • Write about a time you went camping.
  • Write a scene on a porch swing.
  • Write a letter to your favorite celebrity inviting them to visit your childhood home.
  • Write about the perfect summer vacation.
  • Write a scene that takes place on a beach.
  • Write about a firework accident.
  • Describe the best day of summer.
  • Write a scene that takes place at the beach.
  • Write about a place in nature that you enjoy visiting.
  • Write a letter from one friend to another who becomes famous while they are at summer camp.
  • Write about your favorite summer memory.
  • Describe a Summer tradition.
  • Write about the vacation of your dreams.
  • Explain the beginning, middle, and end of summer in one poem.
  • Journal entry of a child at the beach.
  • Describe the typical summer for someone who habitually sleeps until noon.
  • Write about the top three ways you make the best use of the short summer daylight.
  • Write about a family vacation.
  • Write about summer camps.
  • Write about getting up early for the first day of summer.
  • Write a story about a school legend.
  • What would you be doing five years from now, if you had a time machine?
  • Write about summer school.
  • Describe an unforgettable summer vacation.
  • Compose a poem to describe the beauty of the changing seasons.
  • Write a song for the advertising jingle of some summer-themed product.
  • Describe the perfect day at the beach.
  • Write a poem about the summer.
  • What is it like to work at a company that offers seasonal services?
  • Write about how one character feels about the approaching winter.
  • Write about a day at the beach.
  • Write about a summer hobby.
  • Write a love story that takes place over a summer vacation.
  • Write about a first kiss in the rain.
  • Write about a character who finds their family in ruins.
  • Write an encounter between a wild animal and a person living in a small town.
  • Write a poem or song about fresh fruit.
  • Write from the point of view of a convenience store clerk.
  • Write about a teenager doing chores at their parents’ house
  • Write a scene that takes place at the beach.
  • Write a poem about a live concert you attended.
  • Write about a person walking along a city sidewalk in the early morning
  • Write about visiting camp.
  • Write a 500-word flash fiction story.

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