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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!