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24 Fluff Writing Prompts

Fluff Writing Prompts

Okay, let’s be real – sometimes the world can be a heavy place.

All that serious stuff can get to you. That’s where “fluff” writing comes in to save the day!

Don’t let the name fool you; it’s not about writing empty stories. It’s more like a warm hug for your brain.

You know those moments in movies that make your heart smile?

Or when characters are so cute together it makes you want to giggle?

That’s the good stuff – that’s what fluff is all about.

It’s about writing that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

If you want to try your hand at writing some fluffy stories, here are some prompts to get you started.

Think of them as little sparks to get your feel-good writing flowing.

Let’s go.

24 Fluff Writing Prompts

  1. The Magic Sewing Kit: Imagine your protagonist has been gifted a seemingly ordinary sewing kit by their grandmother. However, it is soon revealed that this kit is magic – every stitch sown brings life to inanimate objects. This causes a myriad of everyday objects around the house to suddenly gain consciousness, spurring the protagonist into an adventure of whimsy and chaos. They must find a way to manage the escalating situation while also keeping it a secret from everyone else. Write about the day the protagonist first discovers the magic.

  2. The Hidden Recipe: In an old, long-abandoned family restaurant, your main character finds a secret, timeless recipe hidden behind an old portrait. This recipe, when cooked, brings back powerful, vivid memories to anyone who eats it. The protagonist decides to use the recipe to help people reconnect with their past or lost loved ones. Describe the first time they share the dish with someone and the memories it brings back.

  3. Befriending the Moon: Your main character, a little child, has an unusual best friend: the Moon. Every night, they have heartwarming conversations about their day, dreams, and fears. This nightly ritual not only helps the child navigate through life, but also keeps the lonely moon company. Write a series of dialogues between the child and the Moon over the course of different phases.

  4. The Silent Orchestra: After being struck by lightning, the protagonist wakes up with the ability to hear music in everyday sounds: rustling leaves, footsteps, rain against windows, etc. The protagonist, a composer, decides to use this new “ability” to create a symphony inspired by life’s everyday rhythms. Detail their journey of composing this symphony using the world as their orchestra.

  5. Growing Up With a Tree: Your main character grew up alongside a tree they planted as a child. They have shared all their major life events, milestones, and secrets with this tree. Now, they must deal with the impending death of this tree due to a disease. Write about the deep bond between the protagonist and the tree, and how they cope with the impending loss.

  6. One Thousand Paper Cranes: Following an ancient myth, your protagonist decides to fold one thousand paper cranes to have a wish granted. Each crane folded represents a step in their journey of self-reflection and understanding, as they go through their deepest desires, fears, and memories. Describe this journey of introspection and what they finally wish for when they complete the one thousandth crane.

  7. The Bookstore Cat: Your protagonist, a bookstore owner, has a cat that always seems to pick out the perfect book for each customer. With every pat or purr, the cat directs the visitors to books that change their life in some way. Write a story about a particular customer, the book they were led to, and the impact it had on their life.

  8. The Lost Letter: One day, your protagonist finds an old, unopened letter addressed to them in their late grandmother’s handwriting. As they open it, they realize it’s a series of riddles that lead to a hidden family treasure. Write about the adventure they embark on as they solve each riddle and what they discover at the end of this journey.

  9. The Unseen Companion: Your protagonist has a unique gift: they can see an individual’s spirit animal. These animals, invisible to others, represent the core essence of a person. The protagonist uses this ability to understand people better and helps them in their life challenges. Write a story about how they use this ability to help mend a strained relationship.

  10. The Sweet Shop on the Corner: Imagine a small sweet shop on the corner of a bustling street. The shop is known for its magical ability to serve the perfect dessert that somehow captures the essence of the person ordering it. Your protagonist is the shopkeeper who has the knack for understanding people’s moods, desires, and needs. Detail a day in the shop where the protagonist helps a customer discover something about themselves through the dessert they serve.

  11. The Scarf of Memories: Your protagonist finds a knitted scarf among their late mother’s belongings, each stripe of the scarf representing a significant memory from the mother’s life. As the protagonist wears the scarf, they can vividly experience these memories. Write about the journey of the protagonist as they explore their mother’s past and get to know her in a new way.

  12. Conversations with a Garden: A reclusive elderly man spends most of his time tending to his vast, beautiful garden, treating each plant as a dear friend. He talks to them, shares his thoughts, and believes they talk back. His life changes when a young girl moves next door and starts visiting the garden. Write about the unique bond they form and the life lessons they share through their conversations with the garden.

  13. The Forgotten Song: Your protagonist, a songwriter struggling with writer’s block, finds a torn piece of sheet music written by their grandparent. Playing this melody reveals emotions and stories embedded within the notes. As they reconstruct the song, they unravel a beautiful love story between their grandparents. Write about the process of reconstructing this song and how it influences the protagonist’s view on love.

  14. The Helping Paw: The protagonist, a struggling single mother, adopts a stray dog for her child. Unexpectedly, the dog seems to have a mysterious ability to always be at the right place at the right time, often averting disasters and mishaps. The dog becomes the family’s unsung hero. Write a heartwarming story about how the dog subtly impacts and improves the family’s life.

  15. The Binding Thread: Every year on their anniversary, your protagonists, an elderly couple, add a charm to a thread that represents a significant event from the past year. Over decades, the thread becomes a timeline of their life together. One day, the thread breaks. Write about their journey of rethreading the charms, reliving their shared memories, and rediscovering their love.

  16. The Painted Sky: Your protagonist can paint scenes in the sky using clouds, changing the landscape of the city. They use this ability to lift people’s spirits, spread joy and occasionally communicate with their loved one who lives in a different city. One day, their loved one stops responding. Write about how the protagonist deals with this silence and the way they use their ability to reconnect.

  17. The Library of Unread Books: Your protagonist works at a peculiar library – one that only houses books that have never been read. Each day, the protagonist selects a book, reads it, and shares its story with an elderly listener who can no longer read. Write about their unique bond formed over the power of stories and the effect it has on their individual lives.

  18. The Dandelion Wishes: After losing their significant other, your protagonist begins a ritual of blowing a dandelion puff at sunset, imagining they’re sending their thoughts to their loved one. A young neighbor child notices and starts joining them, forming an unlikely friendship. Write a heartwarming narrative of their shared evening ritual and how it helps them both process their respective feelings.

  19. A Love Story through Recipes: Your protagonist discovers a stack of old, annotated recipe cards left by their grandmother. Each recipe card narrates a different chapter of their grandmother’s love story with their grandfather, hidden in the margins and notes. Describe the journey of the protagonist as they cook through these recipes, uncovering their grandparents’ beautiful love story.

  20. Miracle on 7th Avenue: Your protagonist volunteers at a local homeless shelter. On Christmas Eve, they meet a quiet, elderly homeless man who, despite his circumstances, brings joy and hope to everyone in the shelter with his stories and wisdom. Write about the lessons the protagonist learns from this man and the impact it has on their Christmas.

  21. The Healing Garden: Your protagonist turns a desolate city rooftop into a blooming garden. The rooftop becomes a sanctuary for people of the apartment building, healing their hearts in subtle ways. Detail a series of encounters in the garden, showing how it brings the community together and creates unexpected friendships.

  22. Two Lives, One Bench: Every day, your protagonist and a stranger share the same bench during their lunch breaks without ever speaking to each other. One day, the stranger isn’t there. Write about how the protagonist reacts to the stranger’s absence and how it prompts a unique friendship when they finally return.

  23. The Backpack of Memories: Your protagonist finds an old backpack filled with items that each represent a significant moment from their past. As they sift through the items, they take a journey through the highs and lows of their life. Describe the protagonist’s emotional journey as they revisit these milestones and how it helps them face their present situation.

  24. Journeys in a Coffee Cup: Your protagonist, a coffee shop barista, has the uncanny ability to “read” customers’ feelings through their coffee choices. They use this ability to spread kindness and cheer. Write about a day where the protagonist profoundly impacts a regular customer’s life through this talent.