947 Romance Story Writing Prompts

947 Romance Story Writing Prompts

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Romance is considered one of the most popular genres in the publishing industry because of its huge following. Moreover, readers love stories about people falling in love and living happily ever after because they make them feel warm and happy. Moreover, they are also easy to read and do not take up a lot of brainpower or time to enjoy. 

With so many stories under this genre, you may feel like it is hard to think of new ideas and plots.  

Enter writing prompts. 

Really good writing prompts can do wonders for your writing career. They can stir your creative juices until you can come up with a unique storyline. What’s more, they can also force you to expand your scope and help you break through writer’s block.    

To help you brainstorm for ideas, here are romance writing prompts that could inspire you: 

  • Your character falls for their celebrity crush, but there is a reason they are never together in the first place.
  • The Olympics are your universe and the only reason both of you don’t disappear into a wormhole is your solid relationship.
  • You’re having a picnic in the park when you run into your most hated enemy. You spend the day playing games that you never used to think were fun.
  • You’re having a completely random conversation when out of the blue, your partner proposes.  Stop everything you’re doing. Write down your partner’s favorite memory. What’s your favorite story time? What did you do the night you met your partner? Write about what your partner did for your birthday. If you were going away to college, what would your partner do to keep you company? Write about a failed selfless act. Write about a time your partner did something without asking, and it made you happy. Your partner packs you lunch for a day of cramming. What’s in your lunch? Write about your partner’s habits. Correct your partner’s grammar. Write a note to throw in your partner’s bookbag. What would be on your playlist for your soul mate? What shows up on your doorstep one day? Write about your partner losing his/her temper. Write about a time your partner refused to share something. Write about a secret your partner has. What did you do the day your partner lost his/her job? Write about a time your partner took credit for your idea.
  • Maybe you should have gone with him? You will spend the rest of your night wandering looking for the place you are supposed to be.
  • 4. Have the characters gotten into a relationship before? Was there drama and hardships along the way? Or is the relationship smoother sailing? How long have they been partnered? Depending on the length of the story, it might also be interesting to note whether or not the couple is monogamous.
  • You only think of 3 words, but try to express all about how you are feeling in a long story, or short story.
  • You wish there was a way to capture certain moments forever. What secret had your partner discovered? Someone is trying to sabotage your plans to elope.
  • You discover that you’ve been living under the same roof with a stranger who is actually a really good person.
  • You lock yourself in the car you paid for, and your partner’s in charge of the key. You have to listen to them tell you they love you for how many hours.
  • You accidentally kiss someone of the same gender or orientation before realizing that your partner is watching.
  • There are lots of romances that out-and-out end badly. But what of the ones that don’t? This one is my own fic, called How Did We End Up Here?.
  • When the kingdom suddenly finds out that you are in love with the prince, something wonderful happens.
  • Your fondest childhood memory of your grandfather revolves around one of his very strange hobbies.
  • Movies are usually not the best source for writing prompts as they’re often too over the top or use tropes and cliches. However, your book will probably have to have a movie theme so some of this stuff will fit in nicely.
  • Your partner impresses you by surprising you with something they remember you saying you always wanted.
  • You are offered the opportunity to go on a dream vacation, however, you must find someone to take care of your pet while you’re gone.
  • You hate your teacher more than anything else in the world. One day she suggests you date so you can learn to deal with the feelings you have for her.
  • It is up to you to take these prompts and wow the judges with your entry into the contest! Words are your tool and mean the difference between first place and no place! Best of luck and happy writing!
  • Your partner brings their dead ex-lover to a dinner with the whole family and you have to be hospitable.
  • You meet someone on your way home. You don’t know where you’re going, but you are extremely happy to be there.
  • It makes you have a day of second thought about everything and you’re going to have to let it go because it was just so great.
  • You go on a first date with a person whom you believe has many physical traits that you always wanted. After your date, though, you find out that your new love has the trait you despise the most.
  • You’re invited to a party where everyone converse in a different language. Once a year you meet up with your rival gang.
  • You broke up with your significant other, but after a while you realise that you miss them terribly and want to fix things.
  • Your partner takes you on a blind date and you fall head over heels at first sight and at first date.
  • You date someone who speaks a different language, but whenever you communicate with each other it turns into a new experience.
  • You thought it was going to be a normal flight but a terrible storm threatens to take down your plane.
  • Someone is in love with a work of art. When the art is ruined pieces start being stolen to fix the damage.
  • You visit a castle and after admiring the architecture, you notice a door. You open the door and step into a ghostly room, a scene of the past unfolds.
  • Your partner is sad because their family is on the other side of the country, or even across the country, or all the way in a different country.
  • It’s been months since you really spoke. You feel like you didn’t even know him. As you enter his childhood home, you see the place has been re-designed into a manga cafe. Will you save the relationship or will you even want to after you confront your partner’s true self?
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  • It’s the beginning of the new year. It’s your first day of work and your boss is the most attractive man/woman you’ve ever seen.
  • You’re out exploring a long lost city when you discover a door slightly ajar. You peek through it to see what’s on the other side.
  • You gaze into each other’s eyes and realize that you aren’t actually interested in your partner’s appearance.
  • You thought your mate put you off vampires, until they turned on you for food during your wedding ceremony.
  • Men and women have separate bathroom hours for intimacy on the first day that building the Beyond becomes available.
  • You’ve been dreading your twenty-fifth high school reunion because you’re too afraid of what others will think of your failures to go. However, on the day of the reunion, a mysterious cab with fairies inside of it conveniently shows up to take you away from your reunion and lead you to none other than your soulmate.
  • The person you work with has been crushing on you for a while, but never told you how they felt until one day they tell you.
  • If you had to move to another state, you versus if a family member had to move to another state, which would you rather?
  • An arranged marriage requires one of the partners to remain celibate while the marriage is being arranged. The one not on the celibate requirement has a string of one night stands and is also being presented as a single person. One of the one night stands alters the route for the couple as they are going to point B. Upon blissful discovery, they keep the relationship rather than go through whatever would have happened otherwise.
  • You are trapped in your office. At night. Locked in. There is only one elevator. Only one of you can use it so it’ll be bad if you misuse your time and it gets stuck with just the one of you in it.
  • Someone from work keeps the fact that they are dating someone a secret and you find out at a potluck dinner.
  • You’re a trust fund kid with inheritance to inherit, and your future husband works at a fast food/retail.
  • Your partner agrees to see a social worker, or therapist, or goes off their medication because they’re getting tired of the petty arguments.
  • You meet someone that is like the opposite of what you would usually go for. Still they manage to pique your interest.
  • Life was never easy for both of you and in the days to come, the decisions you make will test your courage.
  • You help a local celebrity land a major role on a show, and he or she is deeply grateful to you for it.
  • Your characters meet when one is a telephone operator and the other is the “oddest” customer they’ve had.
  • You have a huge argument with your love interest, but ten years later you find a love note tucked away with something important.
  • An amateur astronomer meets a pharmaceutical researcher when the moon hits their eye like a big pizza pie, that makes them go Aww!
  • You’re not out yet to your partner. You’re not even sure you are straight. The only words said are the words that come out of your mouth when you say “I do”.
  • You take a train excursion through the wetland with your mother to find a riverboat captain she used to date.
  • You are a bookstore manager and have to romance one of your clients who has never read a book in his life.
  • You’re new to town so you have no idea how to meet anyone but an interesting person strikes up a conversation with you and it turns into a hot date.
  • A person in the mafia falls for the daughter of someone people in the mafia aren’t supposed to fall for.
  • Two childhood friends who can seemingly hear each other’s thoughts, fall in love. You both know it, but when you get together it becomes too much to handle, leaving a climax.
  • You meet your casual hook-up in another context for the first time. Your hook-up’s new partner is present.
  • Two co-workers discover they love to sing together. That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more prompts coming on Monday.
  • You suddenly begin watching a new kind of show you never cared for before.  But now that you’re with them, you respect and enjoy it.
  • You’ve been worried about how to break some pressing news to your partner, but up in the air together, you decide to tell them instead while flying.
  • You’ve always known you’re supposed to be your best friend’s “plus one”…but you have feelings for them and are wondering if they may feel the same.
  • There is a huge fire at your job. You are injured but your DEAR is unharmed. You have high anxiety about returning to work and your partner resolves all your worries.
  • A law student has to decide whether they will break up with a person they date or defend their criminal sister in court.
  • Everyone thought love was against the rules until the Homecoming King’s sister fell in love with the Homecoming Queen.
  • During the summer heat, two grown-up but immature best friends are interested in the same girl and both are about to find out love is tougher than they thought.
  • Someone stumbles upon a new romance, where their partner is reconnected with someone close to their past.
  • You’ve been together for years but haven’t taken the name step and you are tired of it but they don’t notice.
  • A struggle with depression or family issues causes your partner to become much more avoidant, until he/she takes you out and does all the activities you’d enjoy very much together.
  • Someone working at the local Ben and Jerry’s becomes obsessed with someone who comes in weekly but never gets any ice cream.
  • You and your partner have the ONE fight that always ends relationships. But instead of breaking up, you find yourself stronger together.
  • The door to your apartment shuts loudly and you almost jump out of your skin, and your partner does too.
  • Your significant other has to go out of town for business, but you secretly hope they’ll be out of town for pleasure, too.
  • On Valentine’s Day, you’re shouting out your partner’s name when you’re with your friends, and you’re in public.
  • Set in Magitech academy where unmarried students are paired and generally expected to end in marriage.
  • Your partner takes you on a date to your parent’s house where they cook an amazing dinner with their parents.
  • We’ve all heard that love can pull us out of deep water, but only recently have we felt it happen to us.
  • You fall in love with somebody whose hobby consists of something you would normally never be interested in.
  • You live in a boring small town where romance is intertwined with paranormal activity–think Supernatural!
  • You’ve spent the last four years traveling the world together. Things are going great, you’re content and happy, until one day you realize you’re super turned on at the thought of him being with another woman.
  • A woman wants to write the story of her husband’s death as a “wordy obituary”, but finds out there’s much more to the story than she knew as she begins to discover the secrets of his life.
  • When one partner has a terminal disease, the other finds out arcane information that saves his/her life.
  • You meet someone online and agree on no emotional attachments and stay a day and meet. How does it go?
  • You open up your tinder list and see a cute number that you could never get before and you feel confident enough to message them back.
  • It’s a hot summer day and you’re really sick of the heat and being indoors. You head outside and chance upon an old friend that you never expected to see again.
  • According to a psychic, the person you’re destined to be with is in this room. They turn out to be a stranger, and you fall in love. You introduce yourself, and he or she says, “What took you so long?”
  • You have been together for 5 years and you are about to become engaged and that’s when you discover your partner has been secretly harboring a dark, epic secret from their past, which may make you rethink the likelihood of your ever getting married.
  • You might have met your partner when they were angry, and they are still angry but now you’re dating.
  • You find yourself stuck in an elevator with someone whom you just had a confrontation with in a different elevator.
  • You walk in on your boyfriend/girlfriend on the phone to the only person they ever fell in love with.
  • You rush to the pharmacy late at night because you forgot the most important item at the drugstore.
  • Accidentally you meet your husband or wife of tomorrow exactly 3 years in the future in a different part of the world and you find out one or more things about them or you from their perspective you never knew.
  • You find out you’re pregnant and the father of the baby is not a part of your life anymore. Will you still marry him?
  • Have you ever heard about Full Moon Dates or Moon Dates? They are a special kind of date night where you take full advantage of a full moon or a luminous night sky to let yourself be drawn outside to look at the sky and make wishes together. Check that out.
  • There’s a new student attending your school who asks you out on a date that’s totally unlike anything you ever have before.
  • An author writes and publishes a romance board game, and invents a love story within it using people she knows.
  • Someone who lacks self-worth or is depressed has their soulmate enter their life and forms a long lasting bond of love with them.
  • The relationship happens very fast, like in less than a week. You keep fighting it, but after a while you realize the two of you are in love.
  • Someone whose art is underappreciated by people, and someone whose art is appreciated but the creator doesn’t know it.
  • To prove your love, you arrange to meet in a place that holds bad memories for the two of you – and you make that place come to life – with love.
  • Your partner, who is the size of a very small child, loses their grip on your hand and crashes into an object at full speed.
  • You’ve been waiting your whole life for this moment and you finally get the chance to show how much they mean to you.
  • You’re in a makeshift cardboard city, frightened for what lies outside the walls. Your partner comforts you and kisses you softly.  Roommate meets roommate — are they looking for a third member to the relationship? An introvert and extrovert are thrown together and something unexpected develops.
  • One day you wake up and realize you’ve grown old. You go to the mirror and realize you are still as beautiful as the day you married.
  • Your partner follows you to the Art Gallery and volunteers to help you clean up after an exhibition.
  • The moon has descended on the Earth as a reaction to an apocalypse when you meet someone who is someone you could be in love with.
  • A new woman in town wants the adventurous man every woman wants, so you do your best to paint yourself that way as well as possible to get all the lonely women in town. Soon your strong facade is peeled back and you find yourself helping your partner out of tough situations.
  • You wonder if it’s a coincidence the Starbucks customer is the same guy who jumped in and saved you.
  • Their voice mails you from whatever place they are on the road, it also makes you miss them because it’s been two days.
  • You are randomly paired with one person for a project team at work. When the project is over, you find out you have feelings for the other person.
  • Your partner is stressed out but you learn to hold them, soothe them, and comfort them in unexpected ways.
  • What if a physician gave you budget updates as if you were a company, as opposed to a person suffering from a serious illness?
  • Piper Leigh is a graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma where she majored in English. She is a blogger at heart, writer by trade and a genuine tea fiend.
  • One day you find out your husband is your soulmate, and you have been spending the last three days having the best time of your lives.
  • It’s the best/worst day of the year – your wedding anniversary, and your spouse has decided to surprise you.
  • While on a date trying to get to know one another, your partner makes a bet with you and tells you that they will marry you if you can figure out that they are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
  • You need to go to college for two years but your boyfriend/girlfriend has a dream. You decide to drop out of your course so he/she can go after their dream.
  • You have to move out of the house for a while for whatever reasons and you can’t take all of your books and you keep a select few to while away the hours of idleness.
  • You are 100000 years old and the person you are in love with is your only remaining companion. What will your relationship look like?
  • You and your partner celebrate your anniversary by listening to music from the time when both of you were born.
  • You are trapped on a train in a snowstorm and wake up in a strange place with someone you picked up in the bar a few hours before.
  • It’s a wonderful life type format. Your dreams have come true. You try and think why you haven’t blindly married your partner before now, but come up empty.
  • You visit the place of your first date, and realize with dismay that you don’t think you’ll ever be as exciting to each other again.
  • Someone with a crushingly low self esteem falls in love with someone else who has those same feelings.
  • After moving to the new city you partner drives circles in your neighborhood trying to find the right house for you.
  • A year before your wedding your financial status takes a dramatic turn as you go from being successful to struggling to hold down a job. You and your partner deal with it in different ways. Which approach is right?
  • A woman cancels a business trip to be there when her grandfather dies. Does the boss accept that or is she fired?
  • You have a chance to go back in time and see what it would be like if you had made a different choice five years ago.
  • Cuddling under the stars on a warm summer night is a main sight in romantic movies and books, but for some people can be quite difficult. How does your character handle being outside in the Summer?
  • Someone who is dating another fireman/woman falls in love with their partner’s best friend/sister/brother.
  • Your husband or wife is too afraid to go up in a hot air balloon with you, so you make a deal–if you go up with an old aunt of his or your friend’s who hates hot air ballooning, he or she will be less afraid when it’s their turn.
  • Your partner likes to take you on long rides in a car with you in the back seat with a blindfold on. Then they make you guess where you are.
  • Your partner relives the moment that first drew you into each other’s lives seven years ago, the day you met him.
  • There’s this new girl at work, and she’s something else, something wild and charismatic and you know you want to find out more.
  • You’re the two most ugly and bullied girls in high school. After years of shunning your love blossoms, but will you have the courage to be together?
  • You aren’t close with your boss. You’re constantly fighting and ignoring each other. One night, your boss asks you out. Is it fate or just another fight?
  • She has always dreamed of opening a bed & breakfast in 1920’s style, but doesn’t have the money that it takes to make it Back to the Future.
  • You’ve been called away on a family emergency and you have to leave your partner who has been faithfully waiting for you.
  • Your partner comes up with unromantic ideas for dates. You plan romance date after romance date, but they never work out.
  • At your senior prom, your date is someone much less popular than you.  When you’re together, you have no problems getting other people’s attention.
  • You place the whole thing on your partner given a choice between two dates, and they pick one of them.
  • You’ve always thought you’d live life alone. That is, until a complete stranger sends you a note saying they need your help.
  • Your partner leaves you a series of notes on places you always go to, but have no idea of what it says.
  • Set during the Victorian Era, where a young woman spends two weeks working in a mysterious man’s household.
  • You’ve been dating for about a year and you realize you’re in love but you’re not sure your love interest feels the same way. One rain soaked night you finally find out.
  • Fill in the blanks from a scene you have written before & watched your character fall in love for the first time.
  • Everyone in the world is a werewolf except you, and it turns out the loved one you chose for yourself is actually a werewolf.
  • Your partner decides to work on a project of yours. They engage with your work on a completely different level.
  • You are kidnapped and your only contact is your fiance…will you get rescued before he stops the pleas and kills you?
  • Your date takes you to a comedy night. It turns out to be a nightmare, but your partner makes it worth it during your rebound date.
  • Your elderly hitchhiker started telling you their life story and you just couldn’t leave them there.
  • An overly confident person who prides himself on being perfect suddenly realizes his response to a single word would have greatly swayed their partner’s decision.
  • Someone’s been cheating on their spouse, and you’re the only person who can save their failing relationship.
  • You hear from a friend that your partner has been saying bad things about you behind your back. What do you do?
  • A lonely widower wishes they had had children then finds out 12 years after death that they’ve left them their farm.
  • Someone you’ve been working with for a year asks you on a date, and you feel completely blindsided.
  • Flying unicorns? Yes! You find yourself in the friendzone with a guy at the party and all weekend he just won’t let you go. Good job, stranger.
  • As kids, your partner’s parents forbade them from seeing each other. Now that they’re adults, they must steal time to be together.
  • You go on a blind date with someone you would never date and end up realizing things about yourself that you never thought you had.
  • You’re having a dreary day at work when your love sends you a bouquet of flowers… or a jar of pickled eggs.
  • A vice or addiction keeps a character from being happy. It’s found in the last place you would expect.
  • You find someone attractive and mysterious that you start to spend time with and learn more about. This is a good bin/ven/sub facing prompt.
  • After waking up in a forest you come to realize you are married to a woman who also woke up in a forest in a foreign country.
  • A recovering gambler tries not to fall back into her same old routine as she and her partner travel through the countryside, staying in a series of modern inns.
  • You are half-siblings with your partner. They are your only source of happiness when your parents divorce.
  • Make a list of funny or annoying dates you’ve been on, or ones you would like to go on. Have your partner do the same.
  • You are being forced to move to another country along with most of your family, can you and your partner stay together? Or will you call it quits or start a long distance relationship?
  • A lighthouse keeper whose goal in life is to reach the end of the world has a chance meeting with a sailor.
  • While on a business trip, you meet the most interesting and attractive person you’ve ever met. You go out constantly and get to know each other quite well during the trip.
  • What if your non-romantic partner was leaving messages hidden in plain sight across your relationship?
  • After dying and being brought back to life you awake to find you have acquired some sort of power of your own.
  • You meet your partner’s family and have to prove that you love them as much as they love your partner.
  • Your boyfriend/girlfriend brings you flowers and chocolates unknowingly when you get home from work.
  • You are preparing a tasty meal in the kitchen. Your partner walks in and suggests that you shouldn’t be in there and should leave all cooking to him/her. But oh my, he looks like he’s just walked out of any of the cover pages of any best new romances books!
  • You meet a stranger in a bar and hook up with them that night. Prior to leaving in the morning, they both give you a light kiss.
  • A browsing ghost is a witness to a very particular and specific fight. As he witnesses the events unfold, the reader gets to know very personal details about the people in the story.
  • You just asked Vanessa for a magical book that will make your one true love appear on it, but you have to kiss a girl to get it.
  • You’re scanning the crowd to find your love, thinking that if they aren’t here yet there’s no point in coming, then you look around to find them.
  • Someone realizes how much they love their friend when their friend moves away, but he/she finds the perfect way to tell them/show how much they care.
  • You had considered yourself a new non-religious person, but your partner takes you to church on Christmas to celebrate the holiday with their family.
  • You plan to work forever at the same job, but your long lost love shows up at work the morning before your planned wedding day.
  • Have some fun with your description and have your characters do something completely unexpected, or find a location you haven’t seen in a romance novel before.
  • It’s Christmas Eve and you just start to believe in the magic of Santa Claus again as you see the gift he left under the tree for you.
  • On your 50th wedding anniversary, all the people who have attended your wedding ceremonies over the years attend your wedding ceremony.
  • You know your best friend is in love with you, but you play it off like they’re just being a friend.
  • You’re participating in an online game that expands your world, when you decide to step outside reality and add your partner as your avatar character.
  • You travel to a foreign place overseas where no one knows your love or language apart from each other.
  • An artist falls while working at their latest piece and collapses head first onto a palette of paint.
  • Your partner is throwing you a birthday surprise party when their friend accidentally tells you before they can.
  • Someone loses their virginity to someone who doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to relationships.
  • Long distance relationships can make or break you. Your partner has hiccups. Surprisingly, after everything you’re still in love.
  • You love him. He’s not what you imagined and your friends and family don’t agree with your relationship. Can you still be together?
  • You exchange flirtatious glances from across the room and only realize who you are both staring at when someone says your name.
  • She has wanted him since she saw him on the news for the first time at age 11. He knows just how to make her see stars.
  • You start sending parcels of clothes and objects because you have decided that you are a long distance couple and no longer need these things.
  • You signed up for revenge, but when you met the man you were going to exact revenge on, things changed.
  • For the love of steampunk, he must marry his childhood sweetheart before she’s sold to a sugar plantation.
  • Pretend that you and your life long crush are about to go on a dancing competition show, what song would be played in the background while you are in the middle of a dance off?
  • You have a chance encounter with someone with whom you had the “will-they-won’t-they” relationship in high school.
  • You discover that one of your deadbeat fathers from a fling is in fact a world-renown billionaire. What do you do with the money?
  • You’re tight on cash so you’ve been saving laundry quarters for the past 10 years and treat yourself to a fancy dinner.
  • A short distance away people use telescopes to look at an irradiated red planet and find it a beautiful place to look.
  • Someone with a traumatic relationship in their past falls in love with a person they think can’t have any kind of relationship with them due to a secret.
  • You’re on a spaceship when it crashes. Your lover is the only person who doesn’t die, but something else happens instead.
  • Someone never thought they were capable of love but ends up falling in love with their next door neighbor.
  • Your character is cursed with immortality and falls in love with a mortal who happens to be the only one who can convince him/her to not die.
  • You desperately want children, but your partner never wants any. How much of an issue is this for your relationship?
  • You meet someone you dislike at a party but when someone introduces you both you act like you’ve been the best of friends all along.
  • You come home early from work to surprise your significant other, but you realize that they are nowhere to be found in the house.
  • You’re known for your put-together look, but for some reason you can’t put your look together today. You go through way too many options to get ready in the morning.
  • Someone with depression meets a boy that is a reminder of all the good things in her life, even if they are just dimly recalled now. She tries new things and opens up about the nature of her depression.
  • You and your partner can’t agree on what TV show you want to watch, and this becomes an intense disagreement.
  • She takes you to Paris. You aren’t sure if you’re there on a date or just on vacation together. As the city spins around you two, you feel like you’re going to barf. Considering the motion sickness she’s known for, the two of you must be in for some awkward conversations.
  • So you started your adventure journey alone, but along the way you discovered someone who made it a lot more fun.
  • You’re getting married in two hours, what do you do? An unexpected surprise guest shows up on your wedding day and brings a secret from the past.
  • Dancing in the rain is romantic. Dancing in a castle with your prince charming is even more romantic.
  • You are caught in the rain and your partner takes you to an unexpected picnic, who knew that umbrellas could lead to love?
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  • Your partner hates Valentine’s Day, but surprises you with out-of-character gestures that make you happy.
  • You get a call from your future self, something in your life has drastically changed for good or bad, how will you handle your future?
  • You meet your partner’s 10-year-old daughter, and despite yourself, you fall instantly in love with her and see your partner a little differently.
  • Take a unique animal, pair it with a dorky, yet incredibly talented guy, and see if romancing the guy is as dorky as a five-legged deer shaking what its mama gave it.
  • People around you keep mispronouncing somebody’s name, and you can’t correct them without making them feel like they’re stupid.
  • Thrown into the wilderness and forced to survive, your character falls in love with a character they’ve never met before.
  • You thought you’d travel the world by yourself but instead a good friend  invites you along on a trip for two.
  • The two of you have a perfect evening until you discover that you have to be up by four to get caught up at work.
  • The idea of completing a creative project seemed daunting, and then you met someone who made everything seem so simple.
  • Your partner invites you over after telling you to wear something that shows off your best physical feature.
  • Someone with a long history of failed attempts at relationships learns to appreciate what they have.
  • You meet your mystery lover by chance. You discover they haven’t eaten all day. Despite this, they still offer to help you with your heavy supplies.
  • Love is only 7.8 degrees of separation. This story’s protagonist is about to find out how true that rumor is.
  • When you catch him with another girl, you’re more upset about him cheating on the food budget than his lack of trust.
  • Grooming has never been your thing much to your boyfriend’s frustration. On a senior trip when all of your friends dye their hair and get tattoos, you decided to pluck your eyebrows. Your boyfriend surprises you with a tattoo of his own.
  • It’s supposed to be the trip of a lifetime but a minor inconvenience becomes the core of the adventure.
  • Discovering your partner unconscious on a cold city curb with no memory of what happened leads to an investigation.
  • After being married for 10 years your husband calls and tells you his leaving on an overseas business trip for 4 months. What do you do?
  • If you found yourself one night delivering your child in a hospital emergency room bathroom, what would you do?
  • The day you go home with a neighbor, you kiss in front of a window where the potential parents of your child watch.
  • You’re dating someone who is about to settle down, regardless of how you feel, because of a family promise he or she made.
  • Two people who have never known each other fall in love and have to pretend they’re dating. Twins who don’t know they’re twins. Twins find out they’re twins and fall in love. Twins meet people they were switched at birth with and fall in love. Twins fell in love with the wrong people, but the wrong people turn out to be the right people. Mean math teacher and his pet hate finds her sobbing in the hallway after the prom and tries to console her. The whole time, though, both try to pretend they don’t love each other. She can’t tell whether he likes her too and he tries to find a way out of it, yet at the same time does more when she is sad and needs help.
  • A romance story involving a social outcast that is most likely to be romantically involved with the popular guy in school.
  • Someone owns your heart and suddenly they’re no longer with you. Your world has come crashing down around you and you will do anything to be with them again.
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  • You saved your room-mate’s life using CPR, then they gave you a killer kiss that caught yourself completely off guard.
  • Your partner has a surprise scheduled for you, but you drop everything in order to meet someone else.
  • Your boyfriend gets you a necklace for no reason and can’t say why he likes it but it means a lot because you decided on the design and he has never bought it before.
  • You are a romance student. Your professor gets suspended for her actions, which causes tension between you and your friend who helped bring that to light. You start dating, but you get maybe a little too carried away.
  • You spend a weekend away in a remote cabin together. Someone very close to you takes your virginity.
  • You get into a big fight with your best friend, and decide to take him/her on a two day hike to work it out.
  • A young musician earns a scholarship to a prestigious conservatory, but is faced with the task of becoming an adult.
  • A contract marriage . . . or rather, un-marriage could very well be the last thing you’d ever be expecting.
  • A kid dies and there’s someone with special healing powers that can revive them, but it turns out not to work.
  • A character named Odiwidth gains a power-up that makes him a woman but can’t choose which relative to lose it to.
  • Out of LA comes an agent who denies paranormal cases at headquarters, until they return again and again…
  • You go on a dating website and end up falling in love with a perfect stranger who lives in a completely different state.
  • Your partner is unknowingly claustrophobic, so you blindfold them and put them in their birthday suit in the back of your car.
  • It takes you ages to cum from grinding. You wind up not cumming, and you’re not sure if you should care or be relieved.
  • You are in a competition. You are the only couple left. You are the only two people left in the entire world. You love each other, but you need to win.
  • Kimoyo is extracted from the rootstock of the madoc lolly bush, native to eastern Africa. It looks like a slender, red-bronze carrot with a glossy metallic finish. It has been used as a wizarding aid since 1899. It’s magical nature is unique among compounds in that it is only capable of functioning as a memory aid and only in direct contact with flesh but other than that, it has no brand identification. It should not be eaten in any way or shape, which is important because it’s tangy and creamy flavor is reminiscent of strawberries and honey. It’s also loaded with antioxidants and has the ability to put its user quickly into a deep, sound sleep.
  • A character travels back to their hometown with their significant other and meets the town’s beloved eccentric.
  • You’re a star quarterback in college. You have a reputation as a player. You fall in love with your best friend, that nobody knew was gay.
  • This group is for all R/AC couples, and writers of them. We will have contests with prizes, and plenty of discussions.
  • A married couple experiences a freak accident that leaves them trapped together in their home for one year as they make a new life for each other.
  • Your partner says that they’ve got something special planned for you tonight, and they leave you waiting on the couch all evening.
  • Mary Sue finds out she is adopted after being attacked by an evildoer What would you do with your life if you met your soulmate tomorrow?
  • Maybe love is always so close to us. Maybe we look for it in all the wrong places because we think it is outside  ourselves. What if every heart knew how to attract-to-itself the love it is prepared to give? Embrace inner love this week, notice it. Notice how you catch yourself loving others. Notice what your heart feels outwards and inwards . Because until you notice it, you cannot think about it.
  • You are invited to a dinner party where you’re seated next to the most interesting person in the world.
  • You and your partner go to a wedding and you realize partway through that you are the bride or groom.
  • A girl with agoraphobia falls in love with a boy who says he likes to travel, but never goes outside.
  • Someone who is careless and throws their things out finds their partner has saved all their items in a box.
  • A young woman is captured by a savage prince. Following her, she falls in love, eventually coming to love the wilds of her new home.
  • Someone has a child that they are ashamed of for some reason, but when they express these feelings to you, they can only see their good points.
  • A story about an unlikely romance between the world’s most famous street magician and his mysterious childhood neighbor.
  • Your partner works at a company where the job is ridiculously demanding. You support them as best you can.
  • You never asked for advice when it came to friends, but one day you see or hear something about someone you’ve considered a friend that leads you to want to hear what your lover thinks. Your good friend kissed someone in front of a whole crowd, what do you do?
  • Someone who otherwise cares very little to the appearances of others is utterly horrified they messed up your favorite sweater.
  • You go to a coffee shop and realize that you know the owner, but for some reason you never expected her to be working there.
  • It seems like you’re truly opposites, but when you’re alone together, you’re more alike than you realized.
  • A small gesture shows your partner you care even when they appear upset, they really don’t want you there.
  • You get what you think is a call about your secret admirer, but it’s just your partner joking around.
  • Your partner introduces you to their best friends and you realise that you’ll be meeting them next week.
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  • You are fleeing from your impending doom. Along the way you discover someone who makes your heart stop.
  • One character has a very hard time believing and, whenever they see magic, their thoughts go to the forbidden and the undiscovered.
  • You are approved for this position. You can’t wait for the new job and being with your partner is really exciting. Later on, you test that big ol’ bed out a bit and see where that leads.
  • You and your best friend have been together forever. Your grandmother is about to die, and she makes you promise to take care of your best friend. Years later your best friend dies and you realize you never did anything for him while he was alive. You end up alone.
  • You find yourself in what seems to be your dream home—waking up to find the whole thing was a dream.
  • You want to please someone. Instead of doing something special like a gift or sweet gesture, you decide your main weapon of love will be your attention to their “needs”. After all, who doesn’t want to be heard or feel special and wanted?
  • Someone joins a cult. Dabbles in black magic. Discovers a past life. Someone who is not technical falls in love with someone who is very technical. Pagans and non-pagans fall in love and must learn to live with each other’s beliefs.
  • Shortly after Breaking Dawn you are on a hunting trip and all of your weapons and friends are destroyed by some miscalculation, and you have to spend a month in an Oklahoma without Edward there to help you.
  • Maybe you are a self-proclaimed ice queen and your protagonist changes what people view you as- a hopeless romantic.
  • You wake up one morning to the sound of gunshots. Devastatingly, your partner doesn’t make it. You spend your life searching for the person that shot them.
  • A famous celebrity messages a regular person on social media about how much he or she loves marriage.
  • You’re getting ready to start the date and you’re swiping through your partner’s phone when you find a horrible secret.
  • Your partner has agreed to do a special fetish or kink of yours. But when they do it… they do the opposite of what you wanted them to do.
  • You see an unusually attractive stranger on a train or airplane. You strike up a conversation with them.
  • You were supposed to have a great time with your best friend alone, but your partner managed to tag along.
  • A person marries someone they don’t really know at all, only because the other family pays for the wedding.
  • A damsel in distress is rescued from her problem by a handsome prince—who teaches her to stand up for herself.
  • You and your partner are on a business trip together, what happens? They come back early with bed sheets hung out the window and with a smile on their face, what happened?
  • Your recently deceased mother visits you in a dream. She tells you to live a happier, more fulfilled life. You wake up the next morning with a sense of purpose. What would you do today to follow that advice?
  • You’re perfect and everything when you’re alone, but when you’re with that person you turn into a disastrous and crazy mess.
  • Your son just came out of the closet and your first instinct is to kick him out-parents are the worst.
  • Your boyfriend accidentally obliterates your memories, and it takes a long time for them to come back.
  • Someone always disliked you for an unfair reason until you became the beacon of light in their miserable life.
  • A town is decimated by an epidemic and a prince offers it a bunch of crazy conditions for saving them. If the town refuses it will be destroyed. They agree without seeing the conditions.
  • You’re suddenly forced to do something because everyone else pays more attention to your partner than you.
  • Someone is sent on a quest to find a magical weapon. They take a detour and along the way learn who they are.
  • You are married and decide you would like someone to play your significant other instead of your real significant other.
  • You and your partner have been moving here and there, but you always end up back in the same town. Why?
  • Your single friend and your ex make out during a party and you think your heart is going to stop until they get broken up every 5 seconds when your teacher walks in.
  • You are a prince and you’ve come to this very small kingdom to choose a wife between two people that really rub you the wrong way.
  • You fall victim to a thief, and your culprit turns out to be the most attractive person you’ve ever seen.
  • With true identity kept from each other, newlyweds have their honeymoon at a swinger’s resort, and pretend to be part of the orgy.
  • Your wife surprises you with tickets to a sporting event that she knows you hate but you’re not allowed to revolt or tell anyone. You have to fake enjoying it.
  • You ask your partner for a health update, they reveal a disease and you have to decide whether or not to stay with them.
  • Someone dealing with homelessness finds a permanent home with someone who was also at one point homeless.
  • A person with a disease always hates being around sick people. They quickly fall in love with someone who is permanently sick.
  • They get into an accident and they are both in the hospital understanding what they really mean to them.
  • You meet someone that you think is the love of your life, but unplanned events make you doubt your feelings.
  • You live in a small town in Alaska, it’s winter and there’s no one around. One night a stranger shows up at your doorstep.
  • You have a career that gets a lot of recognition, and at your newest job you meet someone with a career of equal prestige.
  • You meet a stranger. You get hit by lightning and you see yourself twenty years into your future. Before you die you have to decide whether you want to live that life.
  • An author creates a century-old character at her book signing and finds that she doesn’t want to let him go.
  • You’re living at your parents house, but living on your own has always been a question of your free will.
  • Your 15 year high school reunion arrives, and you ended up with a completely different person than you thought.
  • Every time your partner looks at you he gets the craziest feeling for you, like he can’t stand another moment without feeling the fire of your lips on his or to be wrapped inside the heaven of your body.
  • You come across an ex from your past that we’re reunited for a short time. In 48 hours you get a second chance to win them back.
  • Someone who has had something happen to them vows never to fall in love again-unbeknownst to them, that person is secretly in love with them.
  • Your best friend from High school returns from her tour of Europe and she begins to create a scheme to really have a life-changing experience with your man.
  • All your life, you have wanted to see the world. While on a weekend trip to Florida, you have the opportunity to do just that.
  • Your first instinct upon hearing you were pregnant was to do exactly what you’re doing right now, research, hope, and pray for the best.
  • In 48 hrs. you must turn into someone else and your spouse must accept you for whomever you are turned into.
  • Someone tells you that you and your partner’s relationship would never work after they see how different you are.
  • Someone casually mentions that they work at a flower shop and someone is immediately swept up in a whirlwind romance.
  • You are a famous author who has finally found someone who would be willing to complete your “live-in” muse.
  • The second morning after more alcohol than you’re used to, you wake up and find yourself with a lover that would not normally appeal to you.
  • You’re tired of hook-ups and one-night-stands so you decide to date someone for a change, but you don’t get along at first.
  • You’ve been having an affair with a co-worker. This ends and your past lover finds out who your true love is. Then things get complicated.
  • You find out that your partner used to work in porn in their younger days and you ask them to act out one of their old scenes for you.
  • You are on a TV game show where you need to complete a series of events or stunts to win your true love.
  • Instead of ‘being yourself,’ your partner asks you to pretend to be their favorite celebrity or character.
  • You accidentally get locked in a room and you have no idea how long you’ll be there. It could be hours, it could be days…
  • This story is not completed when the couple gets together. It carries on for the rest of their life or until a challenge arises.
  • You’ve been having a secret relationship with someone else without your significant other’s knowledge.
  • After traveling for years, you finally settle down. However, it has been harder adapting to the local culture than you imagined.
  • Two very different people fall in love with each other will they be doomed or will they overcome their differences?
  • You finally get to go to the view point you’ve always wanted to see, but never got the opportunity to.
  • You look strange because of something from your accident. Your boyfriend/husband refuses to let you hide yourself – he forces you to go to a party with him. How do you feel?
  • A student and a professor begin falling for each other, but neither tell the other what their respective relationships with their other halves are.
  • Before you know it, Christmas is coming and your grandparents want you to come and spend the holidays with them.
  • Your long-distance relationship falls apart, but then things get interesting when the person you’re seeing asks you to go on Spring Break with them.
  • You go to a coffee shop, get a cup of hot chocolate, and a fortune telling card instructs you to kiss a stranger at midnight while wearing a necktie.
  • “The greatest gift you can give yourself and someone you love is the space to love them. No one can be a partner to someone who no longer exists.”
  • Traveling through a snowy mountain for a second honeymoon, your car slides into a ditch. The warm glow of the light from the resort brings back fond memories from that vacation to the snow lodge two years ago.
  • You get a strange call on your cell phone that the person on the other end seems to know something about you.
  • Your genie grants you three wishes, but the third wish is too much.  They lose all of their magic to help this one person who you are extremely close to fix dysfunction within their family.
  • Someone with a busy schedule gets fed up with dating no-goods, so takes a chance with a kind but less exciting person.
  • After the funeral of your late partner, someone you thought wasn’t interested in you, makes your blood boil.
  • Someone with a job leaves their life behind to follow their heart and become something completely different.
  • The church you attend is burning. You and a stranger are the only two people left trying to save its contents.
  • You’re 18 and it’s your senior year. You finally confess your love to someone you’ve crushed on for years.
  • A mere spider prompts the protagonist to confront a deep insecurity in themselves, leading them to move in with a partner they’ve been dating for less than a week.
  • A pharmacist needs a magic flower to cure her ex’s disease. It just so happens that she knows a guy who can get her one.
  • Every time you cast a spell, seven years disappear from your life. It’s way too risky to ever try a spell again.
  • A group of men share their stories about why their current boyfriend always refuses to go shopping on Saturdays.
  • A girl searches for her parents and meets a beautiful man who gives her a flower that makes dreams come true.
  • A widow who never lived for herself falls in love with an early-40’s divorcee who isn’t sure if he can trust himself not to screw up again.
  • All you wanted was to drink coffee with the world’s greatest artist, but instead you found love at the bar.
  • When you were 18 you were in a horrible car crash that put you in a coma. You had no memory of anything prior and were trying to relive your life. This has happened to you once.
  • Your friend puts you on a blind date through Tinder and it turns out to be a disaster, but somehow you know that you just met your future love.
  • Someone acting somewhat coolly towards you becomes very affectionate later, and you hope it isn’t a fluke.
  • Because your mother never let you date as a teen, you find yourself falling in love with  someone from your past.
  • Your partner takes you somewhere and pretends to take photos but you realize that you and he are the subjects of the photos, and he won’t tell you when you get home.
  • You fall in love with someone after they say something so simple and truthful, like, “You’ve got some sauce there. “
  • On an island, you are kidnapped by a drug lord, who claims that the only way you can get home is by marrying him.
  • You, a prince, have to prove yourself to your kingdom by going without your servants in a hostile habitat.
  • You decide to write a love story about a couple who’s first kiss happens at the worst possible time and place.
  • A prostitute complains that all her customers are boring, and her only crazy one is her best friend.
  • You’re going to propose. You have to plan out every detail to make sure your potential fiancé gets the perfect moment.
  • Parenthood is the one thing you thought was the one thing preventing you from being with someone forever.
  • Two childhood friends reunite after years apart and they find that they still have feelings for each other. A sleazy used car salesman finds the perfect car for his secret crush only to discover who it’s for. A woman goes to buy her first bra and what she discovers changes her for life.
  • They tell you about strange and wandering people they’ve met in their lives, and when they finish your heart goes inside out.
  • You have to pick 5 things for your first date, but are completely surprised at what your partner actually chooses.
  • Wealthy man is disguised as Vanderbilt and ends up falling in love with a South Carolinian debutante.
  • When you find the one you truly love, you either thought you’d be different from them or your partner lied about who they were. That’s not to say they’re dead set on keeping their identity a secret, but it’s still super obvious. Just like when you realize your partner loved bacon a lot more than you thought.
  • A pregnant lady ditches her jerk boyfriend for the new mechanic in town, who has already developed a reputation as a player.
  • You spend most nights at your significant other’s house, but sometimes they sneak into your bedroom too.
  • A girl has a crush on her hot cowhand boss and finally gathers up the nerve to ask him out, only to look at him in a whole new light when she finds out he’s gay.
  • To show you how much they care about you, your partner takes you to a foreign country unknown to yourself.
  • Someone has a romantic evening with someone who spends all of their time playing games, usually ruining the mood.
  • Someone who likes to keep their struggles a secret are paired up with someone who thrives to uncover their truths.
  • You feel so out of place, like you weren’t meant to be there. But your significant other works to make you feel more at ease.
  • Months ago it was so easy for you to reveal your thoughts and feelings. Now it takes a few cleverly-worded sentences to get the message across.
  • You meet a person who holds serious reservations about your choice of partner. They make their appeal to you, unsuccessfully at first, for you to break up with your partner and hook up with them instead.
  • You meet the person of your dreams. Having been in love before, and not sure they’re with the right person, how do you continue?
  • You give yourself to someone, whole-heartedly, until you discover something horrible you did as a child.
  • Your partner’s not who they seemed. They come out to you in a remote location when you least expect it.
  • The last person in the world you’d expect wants to take you out on your birthday. Most prompts do not have a beginning, middle, or end. Some are better for long stories and some are better for short ones. Finding a prompt that fits your writing mood is more important than finding a prompt that seems like it would fit an ideal story idea. If you want to try writing something with a prompt but have not yet, you can find many prompts from different websites listed here .  The Snippet chapter  of The Young Writer’s Guide to Writing Novels and Short Stories lists  27 of them. The random writing website Prompt  also lists a number of interesting ones.
  • Go to a random page in a foreign country book. Find the name of a character and what time and location it takes place. This is your location and time for your date.
  • You are a mother who meets the love of your life, after a fight with your ex. You’re forced to decide whether you should fight hard for this new romance or make up with your ex and forget about this new person in your life.
  • One day you become a Prince/Princess and running the country is your responsibility, but by night, you don’t want to be the perfect one, and you know just who can take your mind off things when the day is at an end. Two kinds of people in one body. One prefers staying inside while the other craves adventure.
  • You’re married, and for the first time you decide to leave the kids with your in-laws while you both go and have some alone time.
  • You move houses, you get a new job, everything is wonderful. You have everything you could ever ask for… until you realise your new job is at a library and your new house has an organized library upstairs in the loft. What do you do with the books?
  • You keep trying to change your lifestyle, but this one person keeps bringing you back to who you really are.
  • You meet an old friend for lunch and catch up on everything that has happened in your life since you last saw them.
  • Someone writes their dream lover’s name in the stars. When the person looks up they see their own name.
  • Someone who is positive all bases are covered is suddenly faced with something they never thought would happen.
  • When you open your Christmas gift, a book, you get spit in the eye by the snapdragon you have always been afraid of.
  • How would a meeting between two honest thieves go when one tries to bully the other into joining in for a heist?
  • An editor is very arrogant and takes everything personally, interpreting a query letter as a personal insult.
  • It’s winter, you’re in a new relationship, and your partner asks for something really sweet and sentimental.
  • You doubt your own feelings for someone but after a time you look back and realize that it doesn’t matter if it’s chaotic, this person is what you need.
  • You meet someone at a party who seems familiar to you. You soon find out you went to school together.
  • Pledge to your Love for one another and know that you will stand by each other no matter what comes your way.
  • Your partner gives you something you never thought they would but it turns out to be the best gift you’ve ever received.
  • You’re determined to forget a past lover but find yourself paying closer attention to a coworker than you normally would.
  • You buy your 16 year old self a diary for Christmas because you hate the present that your parents got you.
  • You reconnect with an old friend of your partner’s that you’ve to this point had no real impression of. You’re immediately drawn to them.
  • You are literally pushed to your limits and have to figure out whether or not you can really sink or swim.
  • A comatose patient recuperates and suddenly their partner isn’t there. Someone new replaces them and this person is now life is never the same.
  • Friends take you out for a night on the town. It’s time to unwind and let go, but you’re not sure how you feel about that.
  • Torn between two lovers, one that was introduced to you by a family member and the other ruggedly handsome, also a family member.
  • The detective and the fireplace are now on the run and have decided to spend the night sleeping in a barn.
  • Agneta and Gordon have been married for 35 years… but there’s a secret Agneta doesn’t let someone else know.
  • You used to feel really comfortable in your home, but now it feels as if a building collapsed in on itself and you haven’t figured out a way to construct it back.
  • You meet your partner’s family, even though you hadn’t previously been introduced, and they welcome you with open arms.
  • Full of Anger has Anger Popped out of them and become a Shakespeare-reading, adorable superhero who is saving the world with Crying.
  • The staple device of romance is a plot device of which the protagonist does not become aware until sometime after the story has begun.
  • You invite your partner on an impossible task, but when he/she succeeds, what will you say to him/her?
  • The person you always tell your deep darkest secrets too falls in love with your personality, and finds out your secrets by accident.
  • The first time Hanie met Kohn, she insulted him and declared all wizards her enemy. Should she stick by her word, or move forward in a different direction?
  • A woman runs into her ex, who disappeared seven years earlier and reappeared in the intervening time.
  • You’re trying to get over a messy breakup, when you’re at a club and the bastard who broke your heart is there desperately looking for love.
  • June Penelope always knew she was meant to live an adventure—that right now was her time to make it happen. But little did she know how vivid the adventures she’d leave behind would once feel, and how the absence of this vortex now turning her mood as limp as an upside-down tea-bag would have on her courses in life.
  • You judge a college fashion show as a favour to a friend. You have no interest in fashion but for some reason at the end of the event you find yourself next to the prize awaiting the winner and then they turn around and your heart skips a beat.
  • Someone with OCD prepares to meet the love of their life, all the while their thoughts result in chaos.
  • A bad idea. It was clear at the beginning. You know it was. Yet you find yourself in this situation. Now what?
  • Three wedding guests, on their way to a wedding, collide and are forced to spend the night at a bed and breakfast.
  • You get stranded in a snow storm during Valentine’s Day and find out that your spouse was planning to surprise you with an intimate trip.
  • De-Wrapped is an online dating site for people in creative fields, particularly writers interested in conducting romance-related correspondence.
  • You find yourself caught in the middle of a fight between your best friend and the love of your life.
  • Each of you have journeyed this road before, but today you’re taking a new route together that will lead you both into a new place.
  • An undercover cop falls in love with – and must decide between – his current career or his true love.
  • You finally agree to watch a movie with one of your best friends when your spouse makes you go to the movies alone.
  • Someone who’s scared of heights falls for someone who’s more than happy to rock climb and bungee jump while on a date.
  • Your partner wears a dress or shirt that you find completely unattractive and this does not go unnoticed by them.
  • The idea of a zombie apocalypse is horrifying but you find a way to stay together as you conquer that fear together.
  • You know your partner has seen you at your worst, when you are in your pajamas, and yet they still want you to be by their side.
  • You are at the part of the relationship where the less-attractive- but -more-comfortable-of-a-choice partner is being considered for the first time .
  • You always have the same problem with relationships. You say the wrong thing at the wrong time, and ruin the entire thing. However, your partner loves you for who you are. What will you do when you’re in a relationship?
  • Someone with a medical issue agrees to go on a date with someone beautiful but with a deadly disease.
  • Sibling swap! Your family loves each other a lot. Sometimes your partner’s family gets along better with you than them.
  • They’re clumsy, they’re nervous, and yet they have some power over you. You would surrender yourself willingly to them, but you feel the need to know what they are feeling, you want to fix it for them, you want to protect them and keep them from ever being hurt. You sacrifice your own desires, and would rather feel them inside you than to have your own satisfaction.
  • You and your best friend disagree on something and you get into a fight. An unexpected person in your life stops you.
  • You’re a model. You’ve just been chosen to be the next big thing as long as you’re willing to consider cosmetic surgery.
  • It’s just another day as you walk down your college campus, when somebody you haven’t seen since high school shows up.
  • Your favourite book ends with someone you know showing up on your doorstep, telling you to grab the first thing you can use as a weapon and run for your life.
  • You see some of your most important role models married or together for a significant occasion and it impacts you – romantic desire/love happens as a result.
  • Your boyfriend throws you over his shoulder as a dare and his friends try to “snatch” you away from him – but he embraces his masculinity and clings to you tighter preventing anyone from taking you.
  • A family member who hasn’t been seen in a while shows up and tells your love interest there’s another L word
  • You find religion, or myth, and the being offers to end your earthly trials in exchange for you permanently existing within their world.
  • Her future was set, but the relationship was the gamble. Someone sits at the library, trying to crack the code to get laid.
  • Your lover takes you outside, through the snow and you’re freezing so bad, but you continue on, enjoying the way it melts like sweat all over your body.
  • Unless one of you changes something between now and forever your lives together will end in tragedy.
  • When in charge of your local community center, you are forced to employ the son of the man who ruined your business…
  • Noe needs to write Ryan’s half of the collaborative essay on Romeo and Juliet . He’s nervous because he has never written a thoughtful essay before. He does know that it’s supposed to be good. He’ll try his best.
  • Two people with opposing views must confront their differences when they’re matched together by their mutual best friend.
  • You are on a tense mission lasting months. You survive and return home to find that your beloved has disappeared.
  • A man moving to an exciting new town can’t help but fall for an amazing local while exploring his new home.
  • You’re the maid of honor at the wedding of an acquaintance, and then coincidentally meet the bride-to-be’s brother-in-law.
  • It’s your birthday! It’s his birthday! It turns out you both share the same birthday! Awesome! You decide that this is the year you throw some elaborate party for your spouse.
  • You had tried phone dating for a while, you hated it. But the next weekend, you agreed to go on one date with one stranger.
  • It’s been a long time since the last time you saw or heard from your partner, but you’re finally getting to meet up again.
  • Someone living alone for years is forced to face the idea of never figuring out what they want to do in life due to fear.
  • Someone has a plate full of food in front of them and they offer you some and you can’t find it to be kind.
  • Your partner’s friend has been single for a while and has started calling you their “wing woman”. A sudden disappearance meant that both leads fell off.
  • A pair of  best friends who had been in love with each other since they were kids finally got together one summer.
  • You were forced to perform the most elaborate marriage ceremony you had ever seen. The crowd chanted your original vows back at you. – Shannon A, Goodreads Reviewer
  • A guy misses his parents so much that he texts them his location every hour because he wants to make sure they know he’s safe.
  • While on an early morning walk, you meet someone who you never would have guessed was your soulmate.
  • Due to a glitch in the universe, you are switched bodies with your best friend. After a few weeks to a month, you are switched back without anyone ever noticing. After being switched back, you can never seem to reconcile the person with whom you were switched with the original. If you learn the horrifying truth about your ex, will you be able to trust again?
  • Someone descends from an obsessive man-eating local legend and must learn to coexist with the outside world due to the death of their mother.
  • She and her family go on a vacation to an island that has caught on fire since no one lives on it or goes there.
  • Someone’s best friend goes on a holiday to their hometown, only to find their significant other has moved on.
  • A desperate parent grasps at the last straw by releasing their teen into the custody of a trusted astrologer.
  • According to the last wish your boyfriend made before he went to jail, you have to sleep with his best friend tonight.
  • Whatever you thought adorable wasn’t enough to capture how they looked at you whenever they saw you.
  • You are a male/male and you’ve come out of the closet… only to find that your boyfriend already knew.
  • She made it, and the pain was forgotten, washed away by the night, until her boyfriend destroyed her phone, and now, he’s back.   Dursley High
  • He said she was the most beautiful person he had ever met and it broke his heart that she didn’t even think to take care of herself.
  • The people you love most in the world are all gathered around your bed with flowers in their hands, sharing stories and warm glances.
  • You & your partner moved into the wrong place in the wrong neighborhood, and had to pick each other up and carry on with life.
  • Your partner has been wooing you for the past five years, and you need to know how it feels to love and be loved.
  • You are best friends with your childhood sweetheart and all the flirting you find yourself doing hints that you’d be good together.
  • Your boyfriend moves into your house and within a few months tells you that you two need to get married.
  • Someone you love falls ill and a loved one’s pain makes you realize you love that person more than you realized.
  • Your parents insist you visit your hometown, which you’ve avoided for years after a nasty break up.
  • You meet your soulmate, but their secret to their spectacularness is that they’re a figment of your imagination.
  • Someone who has never been in a relationship finds themselves in control of someone else’s heart. What will they do?
  • A broken hearted writer is surprised to find the next work involves their previously sworn off love interest.
  • Your favorite book is turned into a movie but instead of the main character, your boyfriend is casted as the protagonist.
  • Another user asks you a bizarre set of questions and you only just manage to lie without giving the game away.
  • Someone who is usually so graceful, completely drops a cup of water on their new white laminate flooring.
  • After a high stress day at work , you go back to your place and your partner has a very different idea of how to relax.
  • Years ago you attended a conference in Cincinnati. While at an intimate concert, you’ve exchanged unidentified glances, but never talked to each other. When you meet up at the conference again, you find you have your own room.
  • Richard is not one to be all heart-eye emoji about dating apps, but this guy seems interesting and just different enough…
  • Someone who sacrifices everything to take care of their siblings meets up with someone injured in a car crash.
  • Being single is fun, but you’ve agreed to let your friends set you up with an old friend who’s back in town.
  • A lady, on a stroll home from a night of too much drinking, spies a cottage that she is pretty sure is occupied by someone she knows.
  • Your best friend is dating someone who is acting as if they are in love with you but you think it’s just a lie. Your best friend thinks otherwise.
  • You sneeze without noticing and your partner kisses all over sensitive parts of your body to stop from getting a bigger reaction.
  • Your best friend falls in love with someone your partner knows – does this drive you mad or does it bring you closer to your partner?
  • You and your partner are a gangster and a fugitive, living together as if they really are a married couple.
  • Your partner takes you to the top floor of a burning building and it turns out to be a romance hotspot with a spectacular view.
  • You plan an extravagant wedding because you believe you feel something for the person who has caught you off guard.
  • There’s this guy/girl you’ve been seeing and they’ve been breaking date after date and you’re tired of it, but you’ve just found out that they’re the perfect one for you.
  • You’re in a relationship with your partner’s best friend and things between you three get a bit complicated.
  • You’re invited back to your high-school reunion, but you meet a stranger there who will change your life.
  • It’s been said marriages are made in heaven, but they begin at various stages of life.  Sometimes there are supernatural elements thrown at characters to challenge them in their love stories.  This is what makes romance stories fun to read and write.
  • You discover your best friend’s boyfriend plans to break up with her on live TV and decides to give him a taste of his own medicine.
  • You’re not sure how she managed it, but your boyfriend managed to find a restaurant perfect for celebrating your anniversary or birthday.
  • Someone has an enemy they never expected falling in love with them and are forced to confront past experiences.
  • Your friend sets you up on a blind date with his friend. In the end you decide the two of you are better just as friends.
  • The Season Celebration, a time of year when humans are made to disappear, is on the way, and we will be forced to move. Everyone knows the rules but when the rules are broken a horrible war will erupt between the humans and creatures. Geary is about to have her heart broken and she believes her love is out of reach even when she gets the understanding that her inner beast craves. Her dreams are haunted by an unwelcome beast every night after her childhood friend appears. She soon finds herself making more serious mistakes with her mother, and she has not even officially met her prospective mate, which could work in her favor or the total opposite. Geary…
  • A suburbanite who is stuck in a mundane routine gets stuck in an elevator with someone attractive from the city.
  • Your partner does something nice for you, drives you to an area where you walk hand in hand, arm in arm, embrace the seed of life. You become inspired.
  • They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  You are mistaken. It’s through the seat of his pants.
  • With a surprising character comes a surprising  history. What would be an unlikely place a certain character ends up working?
  • You leave on a trip and neither of you have cell service, Internet access, or a way to communicate to the outside world.
  • On a weekend getaway, your significant other falls ill and you take charge of the entire event and make sure that they’re immaculately taken care of.
  • You hide a crush on your brother, only to end up in a relationship with him after a sudden death in the family.
  • In a secret place very few know about, you share your favorite secret of all time with your partner.
  • When you’re in the city of angels for a visit, your partner shows you around.  Everything is going great until you realize he’s leading you somewhere you’ve never been outside of your own home.
  • After his wife dies a secret admirer sends a woman to act as a wife to a man who does not know that he does not have to pretend anymore.
  • After years of telling yourself that you’ve never thought about your ex, when you see them your heart aches.
  • Going out on a date is nerve-wracking, but even more so when planning a threesome with your boyfriend.
  • Your partner won’t stop doing the elephant walk, but you like to give them a hard time because of it so you do it along with them.
  • Your mother tells you that you’ve been trapped in a bubble and it’s time to venture out in the real world.
  • Save the dates are sent for a month away, but after a walk on the beach you decide to marry elsewhere.
  • A member of an extremely small, monastic order wants to experience life as a normal person and falls in love with a normal teenage girl.
  • You meet an ancient vampire on a park bench that offers to take you back in time and show you a new perspective of history.
  • You’ve been with your partner long enough to actually hate every little thing about them but you remain in love with them regardless.
  • 2) Go to Recorded Books’ list of Free Short Romance Stories  and come up with a prompt to use for each of the listed titles.  Then write a short story using one of the listed titles and prompts.
  • This list was compiled by giving participants a list of ideas and letting them vote for their favorites on typed paper, then using a ranked preferential voting system to find a general consensus.
  • An alcoholic has a hard time severing their emotions towards someone they still have love for but can’t trust in a romantic way.
  • You’ve graduated from a prestigious university, but you’re having trouble finding a job. When you find a job that matches your academic background your parents are horrified—it’s not perfect, but winning and dining is involved! Adapt the story as yours!
  • Your husband/wife/SO doesn’t know that you encountered their internet persona before meeting them in person and dropped your hero worship to find they had certain preferences in private.
  • A scientist with no supernatural powers is rescued from an experiment gone wrong by a person with these abilities.
  • You are in love with the person that fixes your car, and then you happen to realize that they’re your boss.
  • You go on an all-expenses-paid vacation by yourself, but you’re in a lovey dovey mood from the get go.
  • You’ve known a girl since you were two. You both sing and play instruments. You work as backup singers for your girlfriend’s solo career that turns out great success.
  • You’re still single, but it’s week three already, and you haven’t found one person you’re interested in, that is, until you found him.
  • Step Up to the Plate. Any kink meme fundamentals that can be added? Have you ever written a letter to your partner? Got caught? Tell me in the comments, include a link to the prompt that inspired it.
  • After being set up together on a blind date, you both discover that you know each other from somewhere.
  • You and your partner visit a new exhibit at a museum. One of you is too busy playing oblivious to notice that the other is intensely focused on something entirely different. What did they notice?
  • You are the owner of a pastry shop. You fall in love with two different people who come and order pastry for their weddings.
  • You’ve been living with the love of your life for years but you’re still a virgin when they leave for a business trip.
  • One half of a long distance couple purchases a plane ticket for their partners favorite travel destination so that they can be closer.
  • The cop informs you that you might be facing jail time if you don’t explain something to them. Your best friends decide to elope. Something happens at the wedding. You catch someone dancing badly at a wedding. Having looked through the following list, which are your favorites?
  • After a breakup, your partner is dating all of your friends. It took you several months to get over your devastation. Then you found out your ex is dating someone new who happens to be your own high school bully. You’re not going to let them get away with it.
  • Something truly unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary happens to you and your partner as you’re on your way to brunch.
  • The world is currently ending and you have been sent to kill, just not each other if you can help it.
  • The protagonist lost everything they knew in a similar disaster that the unrequited love they miss lived through. The two meet in a shelter and comfort each other.
  • A prince has been cursed to walk the earth as a monster during the day, and win his soulmate’s undying love before he at last becomes a shadow at night.
  • A young person is forced to marry their somewhat oblivious crush’s rich, ninety year old grandfather as a condition of their parent’s inheritance.
  • The couple simply walks home in the rain together. Bonus love points for the heavy rain being symbolic of something important, such as the violence in the political  struggle or their sorrow for the past or something silly, like wishing for it to stop because they’re wet and laughing.
  • You are standing in line at the grocery when you notice your ex talking to their new flame about you.
  • He/She dumped you the week before your wedding, in this story you are in the lead up to a new wedding and find yourself rekindling your love for them.
  • Your parents have picked out a mate for you and you are obligated to go through with the meeting even though you have someone you love more.
  • You and your partner decide to work out your differences by actually confronting them. This prompts you to confront what you really feel inside.
  • Traveling what you thought was the way back home turns opposite to your plans and you become trapped.
  • The only person you think you’ll ever be able to fall in, you meet by chance when you literally fall down stairs just before getting separated from a large crowd.
  • You collapse in the store. Your partner helps you, but they are an uncertified medic. They help you. They ask you out.
  • You meet your soulmate at a black tie society event―but they don’t interact with anyone at the party.
  • You look down during a date and realize why you always wear loose clothing when you’re around this person.
  • Your relationship begins as a secret in your company/school and it’s imperative that you keep it hidden.
  • Just when their career was gaining rapid forward momentum, a person suddenly injures their hip and everything comes to a screeching halt.
  • You know that place where you can always expect to fall in love, but you’ve never gone there during Valentine’s Day.
  • After being betrayed, your partner has to correctly answer ten questions to prove they still have your interest.
  • Equal parts lust and disgust are felt as you accidentally find your way into your stepsister’s or half-sister’s room, room, suite, or house.
  • And here is a sheet of random prompts, feel free to take one and run with it, or just choose one at random!
  • They say you shouldn’t kiss a pig, however, someone does–on accident–and it’s love like never before.
  • The man you are looking at walked into your work. And asked you out. No quick intro or anything. How do you react?
  • Make your partner jealous by going on your own adventure – and showing them how jealous you can truly get.
  • As a captain, you fall in love with the mysterious girl servant that took care of your surface wife.
  • An argument with your better half about whether the university you will attend together is safe because of a strange animal prowling around campus.
  • The people who catch you making out in public believe you are involved in something far more scandalous.
  • You and your partner are stuck on a desert island. Your partner has lost communication with the outside world.
  • You were a football player, and he was the quarterback’s star sister. Any type of fic based off these ones would be great.
  • You arrange to meet your partner in a place you frequent, but they don’t turn up. Someone has beaten you to the spot.
  • The two of you have only two weeks to lose the weight, before the prom, one of you loses the weight but the other is ashamed.
  • You meet someone at an app convention in Las Vegas, and blow away any sense you have of what this weekend will be like.
  • You’ve known each other for about two months, and one night you both confess that you love each other.
  • Someone in the future discovers a video of their significant other telling them that they love them on Christmas morning.
  • You find yourself in a love triangle and must choose between your current partner and your first love.
  • Normally you’re an introvert who prefers to stay home, but for the first time in your life you join a club.
  • Someone with anxiety makes the first move after having baggage from a previous relationship in which they didn’t have control over.
  • You love a good set of scandalous lips to kiss, but in this situation, you’re not sure if you’ll like the surprise that kisses you.
  • A hero/heroine tells his/her sidekick that he/she is in love with them, and this causes the sidekick to realize that he/she is in love with the hero/heroine, too.
  • You are trapped in a house with three other people who can either help you or hurt you. During this time, two of the individuals get weak and fall in love. The last person is oblivious.
  • Despite your unease around people, your partner tries to coax you into going to the office’s December party
  • When you think they have finally decided their mind on what kind of relationship they want to have, they tell you that nothing is for certain.
  • Someone is a gambler, and they literally find hot spots in the middle of a desert that wasn’t there the day before.
  • All of the photos from the wedding are corrupted and what you find crawling out of your camera is not pretty.
  • You have to travel to see your significant other, and it’s the most horrific plane trip you have ever experienced.
  • Soon after coming out, a lesbian is burnt badly in an act of homophobic hate crime, and needs someone to patch her up.
  • Because your new job is in a city you are moving away from your biggest support network. Your feeling of desolation is overwhelming. Your partner is amazing and comes up with an inventive, creative, and surprising way to bring your friends to visit you on the weekend.
  • You’ve been best friends with someone for a long time. You’re not at all attracted to her, but she has a connection to someone you are very in love with. What happens when you know you have to choose between family and love?
  • You wake up to your partner cooking a meal for you while wearing only an apron. You immediately start screaming as it’s too weird.
  • Someone living their life to the extreme decides that three months isn’t long enough to fall in love.
  • You’re forced to apply for a visa to visit your sister in another country. It’s not granted. In a moment of frustration you feel the need to have one night to yourself. But…what happens?
  • You and a group of friends wake up in the lost city of Atlantis. For two weeks you must work together in order to survive.
  • Something traumatic happened to you in this year’s past and reflecting on it is making you feel overwhelmed and anxious.
  • After a couple years of happy marriage, one spouse receives a proposition that would make them rich.
  • When you’re fighting with your partner, they tell you the one thing that will make everything better.
  • A person’s life changes into a fantasy when he or she sees the person of their dreams everyday, for years.
  • Your feisty best friend enjoys shocking you by bringing back obscure animals to live in your apartment.
  • Even though you have been dating for a long time, your partner surprises you by taking you somewhere you have never been to, only to reveal a deep secret from their life.
  • Your Parents don’t approve of your partner because they prefer to be an active part of your raising.
  • You’re sharing a carriage on your wedding night when the vampire begins to show its affection for you.
  • Some of best romance are when characters find themselves in really different situations – like, when a someone who is not considered a prince dates someone who is. Or when a poor person marries a wealthy one. Or when a slave and a slave owner fall in love. Or when zombies fall in love.
  • A woman has pursued the woman of her dreams for years. When fate offers her one last chance to get together she does her best to impress.
  • Your robot significant other has an “emergency firmware update” right when you’re in the middle of the act.
  • You were certain you’d never find love until one day your swear revenge lover does something unexpected.
  • Someone who is chronically late due to being a nervous wreck ends up falling in love with a punctual person.
  • Three strangers watch the sunset from a dock on a lake. Two are girlfriends, one is a girlfriend and her boyfriend. They all decide to share something with each other for an hour, but don’t know who has to share with whom. They pick numbers. This is a one shot for all three couples. You’ll have to figure out who has to share with whom.
  • You get a role on a TV series or movie, and your partner has to shoot a lot more scenes with you than is normal.
  • An archaeology student, on their nth excavation discovers a chest containing jewellery and love letters from a now-deceased monarch.
  • The day you were born you were kidnapped. You grew up in a completely different place, and you were just reunited with your birth family.
  • It’s your wedding day, your partner disappears leaving you alone – you freak, then they appear/make you calm down/take you somewhere and everything is all better.
  • Your boyfriend decides you two should take a break for a week while you go on a road trip by yourself.
  • Someone falls in love with a cute idol but then learns they’re really mean when you meet them in real life.
  • You see someone you know at a party you don’t want to go to. Your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend is there, and you have to make a decision.
  • It’s a normal Saturday night. Everything is great until your partner falls to the ground. Your partner has died and now you have to explain what happened to family, friends, and your kids.
  • You’ve known each other since you were kids, but she moved away and you never saw her again until Thanksgiving dinner.
  • A boy falls in love with his best friend’s new wife, all the while knowing it is forbidden for him to have feelings for her.
  • Someone is less than confident in bed, despite their partner always wanting them.   Someone is in a long-term relationship they feel both compelled to end and avoid ending.   Someone is left behind despite their love for someone in a faraway place.   A girl meets the girl of her dreams only to find her holding the hand of someone else.   Someone with a drinking problem, despite sobriety, feels invisible to her partner. Someone is swept off their feet by the out-of-reach glimmer of an intimate relationship with someone they idolize, but never reach.   Someone isn’t sure they want a relationship, no matter how much they love the other person.   Someone falls for someone way out of their league but learns that life can give you unexpected opportunities.   They are crushing hard on someone who thinks they’re just friends.   Someone isn’t much to look at but sees exceptional qualities in the girl they pine for.   Someone is in a relationship with someone engaged to someone else. Someone is having a rough time with two different people and is unsure of who they want to be with.   You meet someone that makes you want to start a life-changing routine.   They like your sense of humor but not the rest of you.   Someone is in a relationship addicted to fear.   Her partner makes her feel special by really seeing her, which makes her feel compelled to end their relationship.
  • Sharing a beer at a baseball game turns out to be more meaningful than you would have expected it to be.
  • You’re celebrating a decade of marriage together, and you go to a place where you hadn’t been together since just the two of you began dating.
  • Your partner shows you where they go to read, write, or study when they need a break from the rest of the world.
  • Someone gets mugged on the way to a first date, they vow to never let go of the person they’re falling in love with.
  • Your next door neighbor gets in a car accident, and when you begin driving them to the hospital you end up falling in love.
  • Your partner has been gone a long time. You’re worried and wander out into the desert to look for him.
  • Partners decide to meet at a restaurant. One partner arrives early, waiting for the other to arrive.
  • Your spouse leaves you for some time to discover themselves. What do you have to do to stay connected?
  • You’re on a train to your hometown, but once you arrive home you discover it isn’t your home anymore.
  • After going through traumatic events together, your car breaks down in the middle of the road with nowhere else to go. Your partner decides to make the most of the situation by building a tent, making a temporary kitchen, and finishing the wine you bought that morning. They make the best of the situation despite the circumstances, and it’s through this moment that you realize how perfect they really are for you.
  • Your loyalty is tested in a situation where you also discover someone you never thought you would find.
  • You always hated Valentine’s Day as a child, until you fell in love with a woman who was also always teased on this day.
  • The person you’re falling in love with wants you to wear a piece of clothing you’d never even thought of wearing before.
  • You’re in a moving vehicle and your partner suddenly puts a blindfold on you and instructs you to guess where you are going.
  • On their deathbed, your partner’s great aunt makes you promise to take care of them when they’re gone.
  • A hefty guy spends some time with his overweight sister and shows her how she can dance. Ta-da! Malcolm in the middle!
  • You’ve just bought an old camera and on your way home you take a photo of the most beautiful man you’ve ever seen.
  • You always wanted to be a Llama rancher, your partner being unwilling to disguise as one, is your replacement.
  • You are in line for a roller coaster but right before the steward says you’re ready, you can’t go because you’re too scared. A stranger offers to ride with you. Will you accept? and what will you end up doing?
  • You have the most amazing first day back together with your ex and can’t stop reliving the whole experience in your head several times a day.
  • Your wife has been in a coma for a year. Her killer has just died and is about to be buried. What do you do?
  • The employees of the diner where you work pick you up after Strangers perform a song they wrote about you.
  • While on vacation you wake up every morning to find a strange package on your doorstep. A package from your spouse who couldn’t be with you that week. A romance story about your home, the neighborhood, the family. Maybe even a romance story about the city where you live. Meet and fall in love at a marathon.
  • You stand in the rain at midnight all alone. A car stops and the window rolls down. “Get in if you’re not afraid to get wet.”
  • Someone with agoraphobia falls in love with a rampant vagabond who travels the world without warning.
  • Someone is hiding something from you. A secret they’ve been keeping for a long time. You find out and have to confront them.
  • Your husband/wife is sick with a medical condition, and chooses to rebuild their strength through exercise and practice.
  • In order to shove back at the haters, a person loudly and proudly proclaims their affection for their partner by announcing on Facebook that they are in a relationship.
  • You think you have had enough love for a lifetime but there is someone who just won’t stop kissing you.
  • All of the rooms in the hotel you are staying in are filled except for the seventh floor. Your partner offers to take you to another hotel, but you plead for privacy in the 7th Floor Penthouse Suite.
  • You’re going on a drive in the country or through a recently developed area and find something beautiful.
  • A good vampire story must explore the question of what is the “human” part of the person. Not biting necks, but their secret desires and wants.
  • Someone from a rival country falls in love with someone of the same gender as themselves who just so happened to be from a different rival country.
  • Your friend calls and asks you to take care of a pet he won’t own until after he completes the military service. What do you think?
  • How does one go about finding a partner? What if a person ranks qualities highly, the partner doesn’t rank it highly?
  • Something you don’t like about money is not one small thing, it’s ugly and uncomfortable and screechy, it’s the thing you never knew your partner had tried because it was so different from anything you experienced below the waistline.
  • Imagine how terrible it would be for a proud and independent hero/heroine to be affiliated with someone.
  • You meet the newly hired secretary of your office. She has the ugliest haircut you’ve ever seen.  You were intimidated at first, but on Christmas Eve you meet in secret and find out she’s incredibly attractive. She later quits and moves away.
  • In a modern thriller/adventure the main character falls for someone with a secret they must hide from the future president.
  • Upon arriving home from work, your partner has confessed they have been hiding a secret from you for months. Now they must make you understand that this dark element is embedded in their very heart no matter how they try to hide it.
  • You’re hired to be a courier of love letters from visitors to a tropical island, but how will this affect your life?
  • Don’t think about what this relationship is going to look like once the dungeon doors open again. You have the potential for a dramatic romance story. Build on that potential. It might feel difficult, but what new idea doesn’t?
  • When you go on a blind date, nothing could have prepared you for who was on the other end of that phone call.
  • A pair of siblings rekindle their strong bond by meeting up again for the first time in years with a person along for the ride.
  • Someone is addicted to a video game, the last person they thought they’d have feelings for is the one that helps them break it.
  • Your boyfriend/girlfriend remembers the sign you pointed out that said you wanted a puppy for Christmas.
  • You convince your soon to be spouse to have a second wedding just for your best friend and family.   To read the full list of Romance Friendly Prompts – click here
  • You’ve been staying with your partner’s parents for a few weeks. Your partner requests that you sleep in the same room for once because they just want to be close to you and would rather not make their mom get too suspicious. You’re kind of grossed out by the idea but your partner really loves you and you decide to oblige.
  • You meet a new partner and you think you don’t like them too much, but then an activity  you never go out to turns you both on in a great way.
  • Over two weeks you forget to check the mail but then suddenly you receive a package that has been sent to your house.
  • With an entire lifetime of past experiences, you’ve learned how to interpret actions and gain information you didn’t think was available. Of course, this knowledge is useless with the person you’re with, but if you two could read each other over the course of a lifetime, what would you know?
  • Someone highly competitive becomes part of a competitive matchmaking process and wins their soulmate.
  • An unusual romance story in which a character’s most important ex-relationship is with someone who is now deceased.
  • You’re in love with your best friend. They’ve been ignoring you, and suddenly you find yourself not missing them as much.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith want to put up a gate between their properties, but they can’t agree on what color it should be.
  • Your wife’s got a secret kink that is devastatingly off-the-rails, but she keeps it a secret from everyone, even you.
  • It’s hard to meet people in your neighborhood, so the only way you meet anyone is through a notice posted at a newsstand.
  • You have an amazing opportunity to buy a house, but the downside is your significant other has to move with you.
  • You catch your girlfriend/boyfriend cheating then rescue them from the person they’re trying to cheat on you with.
  • You and your partner bring a bunch of grocery bags from the store and take turns filling them with items that remind you of the other person.
  • It’s your anniversary and you tell your partner that if you had a time machine, you would go back and change everything.
  • Three strangers on a train bond when the train derails, suddenly they now have to rely on each other.
  • A damaged character who has many scars through his or her life decides to start over with a lover who is his or her “constant.”
  • You like the folks in the small town because everyone has known everyone else forever. One day you actually figure out the source of this small town’s eternal appearance of small town-ness – your Guardian Angel’s past and present friends and co-workers.
  • Your partner asks you to hide somewhere that isn’t normally open to the public for an hour, leaving a little note for you to find once you’re there.
  • You get into a heated argument that ends with the two of you making love like it’s the last day on earth.
  • You and your partner are kidnapped and forced into a relationship together. What happens when you get out?
  • You’re face-to-face with someone for the first time after months of messaging, and absolutely nothing comes out.
  • Your older cousin/sister came with their significant other, but you spend most of the time analyzing their relationship.
  • Your crush is someone that is incapable of love. That’s not what stops you from loving them, though.
  • When you were younger, you always imagined you’d die and be remembered with a statue. One day, you come across one of your own likeness. What happens?
  • You have been dating for six months and your relationship gets thrust into turmoil by the introduction of an unforeseen element.
  • Two hours before your wedding the landlord knocks on the door to say he has to evacuate your  house. He won’t tell you why for another 10 minutes.
  • The “other guy/girl” enters your life now you’ve reached the final arc in your current relationship.
  • A new companion shows up on your ship. Even though they keep making mistakes, your crew for some reason just can’t get mad at them.
  • Things have been tough lately, so you’re trying to do something creative to revive your relationship.
  • During a candlelit dinner, your partner reveals that someone close to you has betrayed your trust. You must now decide whether that is enough to dismiss or neglect your relationship.
  • You’re having a great first date, but then the person you’re with mentions their previous occupation — bounty hunter.
  • You are the heir to a prophecy and you find yourself in a romance with the one you shouldn’t have fallen for.
  • You’re a student counselor, and you get a dozen different requests to meet with you from the gorgeous student student.
  • A girl/boy has a huge crush on you, but she/he is really fringe and you don’t really think they’re right for you… but your friends insist that you have to give them a chance, for just one date.
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  • You’ve retired from the world and settle in your small hometown. You’ve left everything you knew once and for all. You feel like you’re forgetting everything about the old you and your now bland life. One day, a stranger arrives in this town. His arrival shakes things up in this tiny town. Can your love for each other bridge the gap in your different paths? Just the thought of this having any sort of happy ending kind of freaks me out. Maybe it’s the key word having…I think I’d like something more stable and safe. Something that has potential to last a lifetime perhaps?
  • Your girlfriend is a senpai scout transfer student, but she doesn’t seem particularly athletic or athletic in general.
  • One day or night you randomly go to a place that you are not usually allowed to go to with a friend of yours and end up meeting someone who you cannot look away from.
  • You and your partner find yourselves in a romantic situation but your parents come in looking frantically for you.
  • You broke up with your partner, but five years later they show back up and your life is turned upside down.
  • You just bought a new car or made some major purchase only to discover that your partner has something up their sleeve.
  • During a routine jog, you get lost in the woods. Exhausted, you fall asleep and wake up seventy years in the future.
  • You weren’t meant to survive the Great War, but your old war buddy begs you to stay. Have your male MC paint your female MC’s fingernails or toenails.
  • Even though your partner flirts with other people, it doesn’t bother you because it just shows that they’re confident and secure with you.
  • A carefully crafted letter tells you that you are the one, and that you aren’t even looking for a relationship but you’ll take what you can get.
  • You sneak off to a park and it feels like the world is shattering. Then a pressed white flower is shoved into your hands and your lover tells you that you’ll be okay. It feels bliss, to have someone who loves and believes in you more than anything.
  • You’re standing on top of a tall building but you’re not scared, your partner protects you from falling even though they’re afraid of heights themselves.
  • Your school is being threatened by a bomb threat and you have to work together with a boy you’ve never met.
  • Someone who was alone and friendless for years has finally found someone, and has to deal with possessiveness.
  • Your favorite candy is chocolate, but you get spinach disguised as a chocolate bar as a gift. You’ve been cursed to enjoy spinach now.
  • Someone in a completely unhealthy relationship is given a list of what they want in their perfect partner.
  • Your school decides to shut down. You find a room that unlocks onto your house, in your old apartment. You discover that for deans, the room is a secret wine cellar where they go and binge drink in their off hours. Is your old, unopened door transformed into a portal, or do you teleport into the secret space?
  • A retelling of Romeo and Juliet where someone with genetic differences falls in love with someone normal.
  • Everyone is expected to fulfil this year’s celebration, can you tell your lover about the things you’ve always hidden from?
  • Your college professor asks you to tutor someone. The student wants a relationship, but you only want to tutor them.
  • When the same two people wind up in the hospital at the same time, they become friends and develop feelings.
  • The monks of Wicca pray to the Goddess of Love. He/she decides to attend because his wish has been strangely answered.
  • You think you’re visiting your parent’s house, but their bodies have been cleared out and replaced with dolls. You have to do what real parents would.
  • Your partner opens up an entirely new love interest without you, due to past events with their own past love interest.
  • Your next door neighbor calls to ask for your help with something, you go over to help, and the two of you find a romance growing.
  • You’re studying abroad in Austria, and a man walks by you in a town square. His eyes say everything.
  • You get your health results back and the results are unequal. The couple gets together and everyone involved lives happily ever after.
  • Your prince charming is coming from very far away but in one month, three days, five hours, you will meet for the first time.
  • A recovering heroin addict falls in love with her Big Brother who is completely unaware of her addiction.
  • They say the journey is more important than the destination. Well what if the destination is not where you thought it would be?
  • You run into one of your exes. Your current partner doesn’t like the old flame. Things get heated and the room changes to have YOUR exes in it. What happens?
  • Your partner invites you to spend the weekend at their parent’s cabin, when your partner’s parents are not going to be there.
  • After living most of your life with a chronic illness that is misunderstood by most, one day you meet someone who really gets it.
  • You never would have guessed when reading that book on the beach that your future would suddenly change.
  • Your partner unexpectedly cancels an important appointment. You must find out where they really are and who they really want to be with.
  • It’s not about the food, or the wine. It’s about the way the noise of the kitchen drowns out an argument you’ve been having all night.
  • You just got home to find a personal ad in your mailbox from a person you were just thinking about.
  • Someone jumps into a stream to save an injured animal, then the next scene they’re back in their lab working.
  • You have a painful crush on your love interest but have been on bad terms with him/her for a long time.
  • You pretend to hate your partner’s friends because they know better than to ask about your feelings.
  • A camera finds its way into your luggage accidentally and you film an intimate part of the history.
  • A bookworm is thrown into a new environment and ends up with someone they never would have expected.
  • You go rafting through a part of the store you’ve never been through before and fall in love over where the river takes you.
  • Your boyfriend sets you home from work … only to find the house burned down, with you and your children presumed dead.
  • Someone is worried about a friend going out for their job/ They accompany them to settle their worries.
  • You’re at a bar when you run into your favorite musician. Your partner then pays them to play a song for you.
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  • A boy and a girl meet as teens in high school and they are followed through college and medical school.
  • Someone beautiful and popular is brought to tears over catcalling, peer pressure, or a loved one’s death.
  • You’re on Suspended-animation starship to the Alpha Centauri system and someone you really wanted to kiss is aboard…
  • Getting competition in the love department for the first time when your partner wants you to bring a friend
  • Your partner and parents are in a car accident on the way to your wedding. You make a life-altering choice.
  • The snow has begun to fall and you decide to build a snowman together, and end up with more than just a few drugs.
  • You and your partner have a tradition of sending silly “it’s the beginning of the month” photos or videos to each other.
  • A married couple has their tumultuous and rough past documented by a person who doesn’t belong there.
  • You’re ready to move so you announce to your significant other that you’ve purchased a house, and then you let them know the house is on the side of a very steep hill.
  • Your grandfather and his wife come to visit and tie the knot, and end up spending their honeymoon with you.
  • One of your friends always seemed to make the wrong choice. They just got engaged and you have to convince him or her that choosing their partner was the right choice.
  • You used to love camping, but since seeing their first horror flick they hate being outside at night.
  • A man is being interrogated by a lady who is trying to decide whether or not she will turn him in to the authorities.
  • You’re on a double date with your partner and their best friend who is exactly your type. You’re probably not as attracted to them as you are to their friend, but you’re definitely still heavily attracted to them and starting to have feelings for them.
  • You go to live with one of your lover’s family, and pretend to be in a long-term relationship, but then something unexpected happens…
  • Your significant other surprises you with a trip to a movie award premiere that neither of you had tickets to.
  • A couple who have been together a long time try to shade in the details of the early days of romance with each other.
  • You’re at a bar and you get into a fight with someone. The next morning the person who won the fight is instead acting as your chauffeur and planner of a romantic day for the two of you .
  • After a long drive your teen son is covered in mud and almost pulled over by the cops, your partner comes out of the woods singing so loudly he couldn’t hear himself think.
  • The deadline to complete an important project approaches. You still haven’t talked to each other about what happened the other night.
  • After a hard breakup, your partner manages to reach you on a date via the kind of activity that usually depresses you.
  • You’re chilling at the beach and then get up to go to the bathroom, only to find your dating partner there changing into their swimsuit.
  • What follows is a list of twenty-five themes that can be used for five hundred word stories ranging from one thousand to five thousand words. All of the themes are customizable in the genre, and should be altered to fit the romance of the characters and storyline. Typically the shorter the story, the more universal the readers can identify with the main character and story, but also a longer story offers more intrigue because there is more time to build an emotional connection with the characters and the motivations. Your characters can be from contemporary or historical times, and engaged in a variety of careers. They can be experienced romantics or true virgins in love with the idea of love, and meet halves way to a successful happily ever after. The ideas are limitless. We hope that readers will become successful in “seeing” what they love about their perfect romance by participating in the free romance writing prompts for 5 Word Stories novels.
  • A country boy works to protect his sister from evil men, but soon finds his biggest enemy is the one who has been saving her.
  • You and your partner don’t speak the same language. The next day, everyone you meet can understand everyone.
  • Your favorite band is playing in your hometown. You’ve always wanted to go see them. It’s your husband’s favourite band too.
  • Your partner comes in from a long day of work and asks you to babysit their children for the afternoon.
  • He knocked on your door at midnight unexpectedly, you get into a fight but you end up falling in love.
  • A character who is usually cool headed and calm turns into a whimpering mess in front of their lover.
  • You arrive at the place you’re meant to spend the rest of your life at and surprising to you, nowhere is there a minister or preacher, priest, imam or rabbi. Only candles, a table and your partner waiting for you in front of a crowd of people.
  • No matter how out of the ordinary something seems, nothing could ever be as crazy as the thing your significant other does.
  • Your lover reminds you that, despite all the barriers in your way, their love for you is stronger than anything else you’ve ever experienced.
  • A brother nurses his sickly younger brother back to health, and then they meet the love of their lives and all three get married in one story.
  • A woman wants to matchmake her cute younger sister, and her older sister’s ideal style of man is completely different from her own.
  • Within the first few lines of a romantic fanfic, you are already arguing about which car the other one drives and won’t let the other speak more than two or three lines.
  • A man has plastic surgery to look like his favorite celebrity. His wife isn’t thrilled and begins to wonder who he truly is.
  • You’re not really as into books as your partner, but they have been insisting that you read this book and become just as invested as they are.
  • Unfortunately, your partner is diagnosed with cancer and this impacts your relationship more heavily than either of you thought it would.
  • Your partner takes you to an art exhibition, and they interpret one of the exhibits for you, and in doing so, manage to communicate a beautiful sentiment they have about you.
  • You’re summer at the lake staying with your family. After spending the day with your siblings on the beach, each makes a surprising declaration.
  • How do you react to a date who is in mourning, making you dread every moment out of fear of saying the wrong thing?
  • The woman who you adore meets you for the first time after you have traveled halfway across the world to meet her.
  • The week before Christmas was more stressful than most, which was why it had taken you so long to realise what was happening.
  • Someone you work closely with falls in love with you. This could be at work or it could be a coworker.
  • You are mentioned on the radio and your significant other arrives shortly after to profess their love.
  • You’re not looking for a relationship, but someone introduces you to their new significant other and you fall in love with them instead.
  • The day after the end of the world forces humans to move underground to survive, two people fall in love.
  • Your first holiday together causes you to doubt if overseas holiday makers smuggle gold to escape extortion attempts.
  • The villain has a secret treasure map and you are tasked to navigate through their levels to find it.
  • You are given an anonymous letter that you suspect that someone slipped into your bag, but you don’t know who.
  • You recently broke up with your significant other, but you catch your partner coming out of a restaurant that your ex frequently eats at.
  • A guy is planning on proposing to his girlfriend but when he gets to where he was going to do it it is completely trashed.
  • Your partner is doing something on the other side of the school without you. You catch up and are surprised to see what they’re doing with who.
  • They say space and time are the most vast and most fragile things. You get kidnapped and meet your soulmate. They’re not your captor, they’re your love of your life, even though you can never go home.
  • Someone is taken into space. The person learned how to survive astronaut-like but is being held captive – and he/she needs to find a way home by his/her surroundings.
  • Under the same moon and the sun while standing at the altar, your fiance realizes they’ve made a mistake.
  • Your partner loves you so much that you are exclusively each other’s only lovers. You’ve been with them all your life.
  • You’ve been in a long distance relationship. Your significant other surprises you by coming to the place where you are.
  • The best friend  you made during the war suddenly debuts himself as a sweet romantic interest ready to date you.
  • You can either solve the murder of your spouse or choose another person to solve it – who do you choose?
  • When you were younger your grandfather taught you his old sword fighting technique. One day you find out that it was actually special Force magic.
  • You visit a zoo and neither you or your partner are excited about the idea. The zoo is actually interesting and your partner surprises you the entire day.
  • Your “friend with benefits” is actually your soulmate, but somehow everyone gets it even less than you do.
  • In the course of pursuing your dream career you meet someone who asks you to leave everything and go away with them for one month.
  • Someone has to overcome a major fear to have a successful relationship with a person they deeply care for.
  • You have a knack for finding where people hide their hoards of stuff. You help, but not so they can keep hoarding.
  • Someone with anxiety must decide whether to stay with the boy of their dreams or a family obligation.
  • Your partner likes trying new things. You’ve never wanted to try something “kinky”, but they’re dragging you there.
  • There is something that happened to you long ago that has become the catalyst for a break in your relationship.
  • Someone who grew up in a significantly negative environment due to poverty is taught about recognition and appreciation by a very persistent teacher who has now become a significant other.
  • You’re going through some tough times, and your long distance friend/lover is going through it with you.
  • An agoraphobic falls in love with someone who would never let them stay inside, and wouldn’t take ‘sick’ for an answer anytime they attempted to.
  • Someone breaks up with someone, but then realizes their error when they see their ex with someone new.
  • Someone who was shunned by anyone that they ever cared about falls in love with someone who has friends but knows that they aren’t really wanted.
  • Your boyfriend asks you to get him a beer from the fridge, and you just happen to be wearing your maid outfit, and on the way back, he pushes you to the table and takes you.
  • Your ex is all excited about a guy they’ve been dating. You aren’t sure if they’re an Upgrade or a Downgrade.
  • A couple, who had been married for 60 years still had a lot of date ideas, but none of them were their entire, forgotten by many, community.
  • You attend a costume party. Your date shows up in a different costume than the one you agreed upon and betrays you.
  • You head into your first day of college without a clue on what you’re going to do for the next four years.
  • Your boyfriend is annoyed you can’t hang out with him because you have chores to do for your parents when he is about to have a date with you.
  • While gaping death in the face, you’re struck with an epiphany that there’s something important you have to do before you die.
  • The person you are dating has had a nightmare and is shaken up—do you take the chance to talk about yourself or let it go?
  • When your boyfriend has to go on a business trip instead of going with him, you go to a movie that was great the last time you saw it, but this time you see it through adult eyes.
  • Your best friend gets caught in their gender role at their brother’s wedding and has to act the part.
  • You consider yourself to be a good and decent person. People tend to confide in you. You live in your small hometown, have a routine job, and your biggest hope for the future is opening your own restaurant or working as a helper in an event company. Then one day you find someone new on your bed. He is a deaf, age 25 years old, an orphan who was adopted by your neighbors. He claims that he can see things that happened to you in the future, and begs you to run away with him
  • You and your significant other have been dating for years, but didn’t realize what was wrong until just recently.
  • A woman is kidnapped by a man that endeavors to keep her safe, even if it means that he keeps her in chains.
  • You find yourself somewhere you shouldn’t be to meet someone you shouldn’t know, but you start talking and something clicks.
  • Someone travels back in time, falls in love with a younger person, then finds a way to stay in that period.
  • You wake up and find yourself stranded with a character you’ve loved for a long time. You have to travel together and you must get along during your journey.
  • Two stepsisters realize they’re in love with each other when they discover they have an identical scar.
  • A fictionalDisney matchmaker gives you three fictionalDisney star-crossed lovers to help you find your love.
  • You’re given a serious ultimatum and it includes the way you eat, how you do your makeup, how you dress, how you read, your dating site account, and all other hobbies and interests.
  • They fall in love with someone who they thought would be the most unlikely person to fall in love with.
  • You’re always super prepared for everything. You couldn’t have been more unprepared when your partner blindfolds you and takes you somewhere off the beaten path.
  • You’re the only magic person in a medieval fantasy setting – but one day you need to build something.
  • You get lots of responsibilities at work and have to rely on your partner to get you through the next two weeks.
  • Although both characters hate coffee, they meet at a coffee shop and fall in love over the fact that their partner doesn’t know how to drink coffee.
  • Your partner begins flirting with someone in front of you at a party you two are attending together.
  • You catch your partner looking through a photo album from an event you don’t even remember being at.
  • Throughout your life you’ve always wondered about your family history and your birth place, when all of a sudden you began to uncover answers.
  • Your partner becomes nervous whenever they have to give a different answer to an important question.
  • You find a letter that your grandmother wrote to your grandfather.  It is about two people that aren’t your grandparents and how they had a love affair.  You find yourself wrapped up in their saga.
  • You’re the maid of honor of your best friend’s wedding, but you can’t find your corsage and the bride needs you immediately.
  • You run into someone you used to know and wouldn’t have expected, and then you have dinner with them.
  • You weren’t the one who proposed, but now that it’s happened you have a whole new understanding of the past and the actual meaning of love.
  • You go on vacation and meet someone. You fall for them, but before the vacation is out, you must return home.
  • Your plumbing backs up while your significant other is gone. Then your childcare falls through without warning but your best friend is there to help.
  • Your boyfriend/girlfriend takes you home to meet his/her mother and they unexpectedly tell you that they are overjoyed to meet you and have known about your relationship for a while
  • Your lover is an artist. Your parents are pleased until they find out what their art is and the person they choose to feature.
  • Someone with anxiety becomes weak at one point in their life and as a result gains weight. Romance ensues as one of the couple still loves them, but their anxiety makes them push the other one away.
  • You find someone intriguing at the coffee stand in the office and you just have to find out more about them.
  • Someone with a fear of commitment falls in love with someone who doesn’t believe in being in a serious relationship.
  • He comes from a family that’s worked in the same cafe since it opened in 1920. She has been working with them ever since she was 13, and now she’s 33.
  • After 98 days of separation, you are finally together again, but in what capacity is still to be revealed.
  • A divorcee has fallen in love. . .but they try to avoid each other because a month after they slept together their husband found out.
  • Enemies to friends. Everyone has that one friend that has a crush on their partner’s enemy. So maybe…
  • Someone who lives each second like there’s not tomorrow finds themselves stuck in the moment with the future.
  • You are asked to pretend to be your perfect partner for a month to help encourage the person’s business.
  • A newly famous playwright struggles to find perfection and love in her personal life as well as her playwriting.
  • You’re the only child and heir. The company is now yours to run. Working from home on only your computers, you meet someone.
  • You meet a beautiful stranger on vacation. They’re exactly your type, and they tell you they’re staying in town for at least a couple months because something has come up in their lives. All of this accidentally helps you feel like trash or like maybe you deserve the love that has nothing to do with you, because you are who you are no matter what anyone else thinks, and someone as good as them wants to be around you nonetheless and that’s obviously a sign that you’re a good person.
  • Years ago you went through a traumatic experience—by fate, you reconnect with the person you went through it with.
  • Immediately following a job interview you are abducted and taken prisoner. You realize you are tied to a chair next to your would-be boss and when he pulls a gun out you realize he’s not at all interested in hiring you.
  • You’re breaking up and your friends convince you to give it another chance, to make sure you’re really over it.
  • You’re in a flood and you aren’t prepared. You need to get rescued and your partner rescues you and then nurses you back to health.
  • He/she doesn’t seem hung up on having children, but over time you slowly realize your age gap is a deal breaker.
  • The plot for this story would come from the Khitomer Accords. You are forced into an undercover mission.
  • At a bar, your partner does something totally out of character by dancing with you, rather than stand by the bar.
  • As the season changes, and everything is not as recognizable,  someone’s personality also changes. How does your partner handle you?
  • You spend one week in “single life” trying to convince your family/friends/colleagues that you do, in fact, have a partner.
  • Transform Distillation – Some version of alchemy where you attempt to turn your partner from their “base” form into your “ideal” form. If it fails it kills the user which is why the perfect solution doesn’t exist.
  • A story with a male lead pairing in which the man currently has a male lover but is secretly yearning to be desired by another man.
  • A successful actress running away from life and fame has to return back to her hometown because of a death.
  • “Hovering” machines are about to take over the world. You are told that you are the last humans. You discover a way to remove them–by joining in. What will you do? How will you persuade your partner?
  • Three months into your branding internship, you realize that the girl you’ve been interested in is a part of the company.
  • You’re a writer, or you secretly write stories as a hobby. Your partner encourages you to do something with your writing.
  • Your partner has a fetish for something really kinky that you would normally not be interested in but hey, they are your lover so why not give it a shot.
  • Your boyfriend is going to propose so he wants to take you away for the weekend. You leave for a weekend visit, nothing suspicious about it at all. A prison warden falls in love with a serial killer.
  • Based on a prompt from a BuzzFeed article , that says to pair people up who would dislike each other the most and then write their relationship. The prompts are controversial.
  • You come home from a business trip to find your partner has organized an evening for your welcome home.
  • You wake up with the most absurd feeling, but it’s just the sheets you’re feeling, and the man of your dreams has left the bed.
  • An eighteenth century lord brings his bride back from a long journey an extremely and unexpectedly intimate gift.
  • You find something from your childhood that you were convinced your parents threw away. It’s latest fate is in your hands.
  • You wake up with your crush’s lipstick on your face, making you wonder what really happened last night.
  • The day before your long awaited vacation you decide to go out by yourself but end up meeting the love of your life.
  • You went to visit your partner’s family during the holiday and got an idea of why they are the way they are.
  • You are on a school trip with your partner and you get back to their place and your partner chooses not to tell you where they live and their flat’s filled with people you don’t know including parents. Your partner’s flatmates all flirt with you and tell you that they all have a crush on you.
  • A man goes home with the wrong woman and ends up in her apartment. He wakes up the next morning married to her.
  • Some romance story prompts won’t fit every plot line. The ones on this list certainly don’t, but hopefully they gave you some ideas.
  • You’ve finally been accepted into your college of choice. The only thing left to do is celebrate with the ones closest to you.
  • You start a perfectly happy relationship but your partner later leaves you as they were stalking someone else.
  • Someone with great hobbies finds themselves annoyed with their new significant other, who is constantly talking about how they feel their hobbies give them an identity, and they don’t like their S.O. moving in and messing up that identity.
  • Secretly your family is really poor, and your partner finds out and shares their wealth to make you happy.
  • Everyone is going to a Christmas party at your partner’s best friend’s house… or are they? Your partner takes you on a car ride… but where are you going?
  • A man and woman fall in love over a case of mistaken identity. They believe they have nothing in common, and yet they fall in love.
  • You are instantly charmed by a stranger when meeting someone to finalize the adoption of their child.
  • You meet a shapeshifter and are having trouble telling whether the emotions you’re feeling are their own or yours.
  • You and your partner are in line somewhere. There’s already an hour wait, and then they try to order your food for you. You’re very irritated. Naturally you start crushing hard.
  • A couple is backpacking in the mountains when they get stuck in a blizzard with limited time to wait for help.
  • You want to express your love for your partner by fixing up their bike/car/quilt/etc, so you decide to learn how to do it yourself.
  • The woman or man you’ve been dating for the past year is supposed to be your significant other, but you’re not sure.
  • You wake up to the smell of bacon. Without sunlight, you find it difficult to tell if what’s about to attack you is life-threatening or breakfast.
  • Your partner is your advisor’s heir and suddenly you face an ultimatum that may change your life forever.
  • One year ago, someone you had a crush on was at your door, but you made an excuse not to open it. What would’ve happened?”
  • The one person who reads/reviews every single story you write becomes a part of your everyday life.
  • You are dating an actor, and one day he becomes famous because of the role in a great new production. You become afraid of losing him to his fans and you start to become jealous.
  • Your sensibility for the arts and literature matches perfectly with someone who has a hobby of collecting art, antiques, and films.
  • You’ve always loved art, but since you’ve started dating your partner art itself has taken on a new meaning.
  • There is no one but the sea for miles, hundreds of miles more than usual and you end up on a lifeboat together and have to learn to rely on each other.
  • You decide to treat yourself to a very relaxing vacation at an ice resort, but oops!! Your partner can’t travel with you because he is busy and can’t send any back up… So you go on your own..
  • A parent of one of your children is in a life threatening situation and you and their mate form an unexpected bond.
  • Your partner goes out of their way to make your favorite meal for you, which turns into a double date.
  • Someone from another world comes to seduce you, office style. They turn out to be from a tree plant raising company.
  • He’s your physical therapist, for your back strain from dancing. He’s known as a player, but this could be a different side of him.
  • You start dating a self-proclaimed “nerd,” who just so happens to also be an amazingly attractive hunk.
  • Before entering a relationship your grandparents give you a book on the secret of a happy relationship.
  • About a year ago you started sleeping on the couch, even though you weren’t fighting. That’s where you broke up. Now you stay in the same bedroom but get no love.
  • During one summer vacation a new relationship starts, never expecting it to last once you’re apart again.

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