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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!


“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.”


“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.”


“And that comes to $47.96.”

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



“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.”


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

“Timmy fell down a well?”

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


“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.”


“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 usĀ 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!

Hot Improv Tuesdays at CDS: Fall Lineup Preview!

The Fictionals are back at Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, September 1st, and we’re rolling out a Fall Lineup guaranteed to tickle your funny bone! Hot Improv Tuesday is bringing back some classics. introducing some new favourites, and we hope you’ll come experience them all!

First Tuesday of the month: Pop-Up Comedy Jam. We invite our friends from different improv troupes around Vancouver to come perform with us! You never know who’s going to drop by!

Pop-Up Comedy Jam

Second Tuesday of the month: Vancouver Improv Fight Club. Some of the city’s toughest comedians battle it out in the Cafe Deux Soleils cage for the chance to hold the VIFC Title Belt, with the audience deciding the champions.

Vancouver Improv Fight Club

Third Tuesday of the month: r/improv. We search for the secrets of the universe via the wide world of Reddit, plus your chance to get to know The Fictionals in Improv AMA.
Reddit Improv

Fourth Tuesday of the month: Knockout Punchlines – The Quiplash Comedy Show! This brand new event is audience powered, so bring your smartphones and tablets to play in our live Quiplash tournament! Note: must have your own data plan or ShawOpen access.

Knockout Punchlines Quiplash Comedy

All that plus the return of Improv Against Humanity to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, September 16! This fall is going to get funny, and we hope you come along for the ride! ~ Daniel Chai

Hot Improv Tuesday Fall Lineup