Writing Prompts: Three-Line Stories inspired by Reddit

Reddit is one of the world’s most popular websites. With over 8 billion monthly page views, and over 25 million daily votes, Reddit has a become a community where anyone can find anything. Celebrity AMAs, photography tips, even debates about the Nintendo Switch.

One of our favourite subreddits is r/writingprompts, where writers go for motivation to create new stories. As our monthly R/Improv show is coming up on Tuesday, January 17 at Cafe Deux Soleils, we thought we’d take a hand at writing some short stories inspired by recent prompts. Check them out below!

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“You got fired from your job, your dog ran away, and you have four flat tires! How do you stay so relaxed?!?!”

“I got Cool Ranch put in.”

“Ahhh. I got Flamas by accident.”

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“Yes, I remember. I’m ready, but I’m scared.”

“I am too, but the fate of the world depends on us.”

“Okay. Time to finally watch Norbit.”

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“And that comes to $47.96.”

“Oh, I almost forgot. Can I get also get a box of Trojans?”

“No.”

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“It has begun. Quickly, to the Red Bull Reservoir.”

“Supreme Leader, the Red Bull clouds have not burst in years. The reservoir is dry.”

“May god have mercy on our souls.”

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“Timmy fell down a well?”

-.– . … .-.-.- / -.. .. -.. -. .—-. – / -.– — ..- / …. . .- .-. / — . / – …. . / ..-. .. .-. … – / – .. — . ..–..

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“Please tell me that you backed up to the cloud.”

“But… they wanted $10 a month…”

“Time to turn the universe off and on again.”

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“Doublemint Gum?”

“Double your pleasure, double your fun.”

“Alright, get out of here.”

If you have a three-line story for one of these writing prompts, share it with us at fictionalscomedy@gmail.com for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming Fictionals show!

For more Reddit-inspired comedy, join us at Hot Improv Tuesday on January 17 at 8:00 pm! We’re presenting a new long-form called Storytime, where audience members provide the Writing Prompts for our improvisers to create comedy with! Tickets just $7 or $5 for students!