100 Fantasy Writing Prompts & Short Story Ideas (With Pictures)

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50 Fantasy Story Writing Prompts & Plot Ideas-


#1

The Unemployed Wizard

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-A world where being a wizard is a shame, as no one respects them or gives them any work as their magic and powers are very limited by the government.


#2

The Mini-Me

-A wizard started selling small real-life mini versions of people on order.


#3

The Magical Compass

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-A sailor buys an old & antique compass which starts talking when nobody is around him and tells about the location of treasures.


#4

The Magical Kingdom

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-A hidden magical kingdom where everything is very beautiful and people can fly using their huge features except our character who is born without any features.


#5

The Giants

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-A world where giants are masters of humans and treat them as their servants.


#6

The Magical Market

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-A secret & hidden market for buying and selling magical creatures, potions and stuff.


#7

The Mythical Creature

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-The king had a mythical creature that helped him to win any war.


#8

The Never Sleeping People

-A world where people don’t sleep and get a lot of time to work, have fun, and go outside but one-day things change.


#9

The Magic Mountain

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-A mountain which turns into a gate of other worlds every night.


#10

The Mysterious Book

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-A mysterious book which no one can read except the daughter of its writer.


#11

The Magical Pillow

-A pillow that lets people see their future while dreaming.


#12

The Magical Tree

-A magical tree in a secret place where little planets grow like fruits hanging on the tree with their little inhabitants living on them.


#13

The Mysterious Mirror

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-An old mirror is the reason for a family member missing one by one until the main character finds it out.


#14

The Witch Next Door

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-The character falls in love with his neighbor and later discovers that she’s a witch. 


#15

My Wizard Parents

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-The character doesn’t know that their parents are wizards and he is adopted.


#16

The Levitating City

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-The people of the town are jealous of the wizards living in the levitating magical city in the sky.


#17

The Brave Dwarf

-A man discovers the hidden island of the dwarves and later come back with other people to capture them and sell them as slaves but a brave dwarf fights them back.


#18

The Wizards Family

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-Every night the Smith family leaves their apartment to visit their home in the wizard world through their secret door and soon return back before the sunrise to get back to their work and kids to their school in the real world.


#19

The Curse

-A curse on the kingdom changes the males into females and female members into males every night.


#20

The Sleeping Kingdom

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-By the curse of a witch, all the people of a kingdom are sleeping for a decade, until a brave-heart comes to fight the witch and arouses the people of the kingdom.


#21

The Soul Rain

-On every full moon, a soul rain happens, giving a chance for people to meet their dead relatives, until one day a new soul resists leaving his family and breaks the rule and therefore stops the soul rain.


#22

The Magical Voice

-Rachel finds out that she can manipulate people with her hypnotizing magical voice.


#23

The Unblessed

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-In a world of magic, your character is the only being with no magical powers and abilities.


#24

The Dragon Seller

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-A character who catches and sells dragons to the locals now has a competitor.


#25

Magical Beings Vs. Humans

-The magical beings living peacefully with ordinary humans have now started to suppress and torture the humans under the influence of dark powers.


#26

The Giants Market

-A market run by giants where humans are kept in small cages and are sold to other giants who use them as slaves.


#27

The Dim-Witted Wizard

-A wizard was expelled from the wizard community and ceased entering the wizard’s world and was asked to live an ordinary life after breaking the rule of bringing a human to the magical world.


#28

The Wizard Hotel

-A hotel where only wizards stay is discovered by a human.


#29

The Magical Well

-For centuries a merchant living alone in the old town kept the secret of his magic well from everyone which provided eternal youthfulness to him until someone noticed.


#30

The Giant Problem

-In the old town lived Mr. and Mrs. Smith with his son, who was like a normal baby since his birth but as he grew he turned into a giant, and the reason only his mother knows.


#31

The Invisible Train

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-An invisible train that runs between hidden magical kingdoms breakdowns and becomes visible, exposing the wizards and magical creature to the world.


#32

The Magical Street

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-A magical street where all the wizards and magical creatures gathered every night but this time they are here for the last time.


#33

The Magical Cookies

-A wizard running a cookie shop was using magic to sell more cookies and made people addicted to his cookies and so they bought more cookies every day until the wizard council noticed his misconduct.


#34

The Wizard Catcher

-A wizard detective was given the case of finding and catching a wizard who was selling the magical potions to humans.


#35

The Magical Crisis

-The magic in the wizard world suddenly started weakening and no spells or magic was working and a group of seven young wizards went to find out the reason.


#36

The Rabbit King

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-A king turned into a rabbit by an evil wizard asks his people to help him in turning back into a human again and in return they can become the king.


#37

The Twin Wizards

-In a kingdom, lives twin wizards, one is evil and the other is good, where the evil twin annoys people with his magic and the good twin protects people from his evil twin brother.


#38

The Witch

-A kingdom where everyone lives in prosperity and happiness. People help each other, they share everything with others, the king is a very kind person, but everything changed when the evil witch captured the king and started ruling herself.


#39

The Twins Kingdom

-A kingdom where every person has their twins, but no one knows the reason why.


#40

The Dragon Killer

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-People of the kingdom are trying to catch the person who is poisoning everyone’s dragons at night.


#41

The Enchanted Forest

-No one ever dared to enter the enchanted forest filled with magical creatures and giants but the explorer inside Peter urged him to move ahead.


#42

The Enchanted Library

-Every night the books of a library turn into a portal of different worlds.


#43

The Magical Doors

-William, who was very depressed with his life and his boring job, one day wakes up in the middle of the night to noise and finds a glowing door in his room. He opened the door with a surprise waiting for him.


#44

Chocolates Everywhere

-A wizard with a sweet tooth turned his own town into chocolate.


#45

The Wizard Tax

-A world where wizards are heavily taxed by the government, and being a wizard is not a great thing.


#46

The Mischievous Wizard

-A mischievous wizard is creating lots of trouble. The kingdom and the king want to catch him as soon as possible.


#47

The Wizard Police

-Adam wants to become great wizard police like his father who is missing since he was seven as he wants to find his father.


#48

The Magical Marbles

-Edward lives in a world where everyone owns a magical marble, which contains a whole world of itself and allows its owner to live his life as he wants. So everyone is living inside a marble.


#49

The Magical Musical

-A world where music comes out from everything and everyone can sing greatly except Mr. Perry, who hates music.


#50

The Enchanted Wall

-A kingdom is protected by an invisible enchanted wall that is getting weaker day by day after the death of Supreme Wizard.


50 Fantasy Short Story Ideas-

Below is the list of 50 fantasy short story writing ideas or topics-

#1

The Magic Mushrooms

You can write about the magic mushrooms which grows in dense forest and has great powers.

#2

The Old Wizard

-You can write about an old wizard looking for the right person to gift his magical stick.

#3

The Bird Woman

You can write about a woman who can talk with birds.

#4

The Forest Fairy

You can write about a fairy who lives in a forest but no one has seen her yet.

#5

The Magical Beauty

You can write about a girl who can ask people to do whatever she wants through her magical beauty.

#6

The Sad Fairy

You can write about a fairy whom a giant has prisoned in his house.

#7

The Mushroom Boy

You can write about a boy whom everyone makes fun of as his head is a big mushroom but he can talk with nature.

#8

The Three Head Creatures

You can write about a three head giant creature who protects the kingdom.

#9

The Good Devil

You can write about a devil who is a very good and kind person looking for a friend but people get scared of him.

#10

The Magical Creature

You can write about a magical creature which can go invisible and a boy is secretly keen on it at his home.

#11

The Brave Soldier

You can write about a brave soldier who saved his kingdom from a giant creature.

#12

The Sad Giant

You can write about a giant who is good by heart but people get scared of him and no one likes him.

#13

The Talking Tree

You can write about a daughter of a devil falls in love with a human.

#14

The Wise Dwarf

You can write about a wise dwarf who saved its community from giants.

#15

The Kind Princess

You can write about a princess who helps the people of the kingdom.

#16

The Adventurous Dwarf

You can write about a dwarf who loves to go on an adventure.

#17

The Shy Snow Giant

You can write about a snow giant who lives alone as he is very shy about meeting other creatures.

#18

The Book of Spells

You can write about someone finding a secret book of spells from a library and now misusing it.

#19

The Magical Book

You can write about a magical book that sucks people inside the story.

#20

The Magic Mirror

You can write about a magic mirror that shows a person’s future.

#21

The Kind Witch

You can write about a kind witch which helps people.

#22

The Magic Sword

You can write about a magic sword that can defeat anyone.

#23

The Witch’s Hat

You can write about a witch hat which is found by a school girl, now she’s misusing it.

#24

The Magic Castle

You can write about a magic castle that only a deserving person can see.

#25

The Wise Queen

You can write about a queen who solves everyone’s problems very easily.

#26

The Cruel King

You can write about a cruel king who finally got defeated by a kind king.

#27

The Little Princess

You can write about a little princess who loves to make friends with common kids of the kingdom.

#28

The Dance Loving Princess

You can write about a princess who loves to dance but the king hates it.

#29

The Little Prince

You can write about a little prince who wants to live life like normal kids.

#30

The Unhappy Princess

You can write about a princess who loves a sailor but the king wants her to marry a prince

#31

The Talking Rabbit

You can write about a rabbit who lives in your garden and talks with you when no one is around.

#32

The Amateur Soldier

You can write about a newly recruited soldier who is right now learning to become a great soldier.

#33

The Lost Mermaid

You can write about a mermaid looking for her way home and helped by a boy.

#34

The Wise Frog

You can write about a frog who is a schoolboy pet and helps him in solving his daily life problems.

#35

The Magic Watch

You can write about a magic watch which is found by three friends and now they are misusing it by going at different times.

#36

The Young King

You can write about a newly cremated king excited about his new life.

#37

The Lost Unicorn

You can write about a lost unicorn whom its owner is looking for.

#38

The Little Witch

You can write about a little girl who is a witch and loves to annoy people and her friends.

#39

The Little Fairy

You can write about a little fairy who is on a mission of finding other fairies.

#40

The Witch Sisters

You can write about two witch sister who annoys people and wizards.

#41

The Magic Crystal

You can write about magic crystals found by a miner which can turn anything into gold.

#42

The Fortune-Teller

You can write about a fortune-teller crystal ball found by a teacher in a box in her basement.

#43

The Little Women

You can write about a little woman who sells honey and lives in a little kingdom lived by little people.

#44

The Evil Wizard

You can write about an evil wizard troubling the people of a kingdom.

#45

The Magic Hammer

You can write about a blacksmith who got a magic hammer from his dying father, which can turn any metal into gold but should be used for good purpose.

#46

The One Eye Giants

You can write about a place lived by one eye giant and their evil queen.

#47

The Dragon and the Castle

You can write about a dragon who guards the king’s castle but suddenly disappeared.

#48

The Little Wizard

You can write about a little wizard learning magic from his wizard parents.

#49

The Dragon

You can write about a dragon troubling the people of a kingdom.

#50

The Souls Island

You can write about an island lived by souls, and a sailor visits it.

Neel Rana

About the Author- Neel Rana is a YA short story author, flash fiction writer, literary enthusiast and the founder of Pandora Post. Neel holds a degree in BA Honours in English Literature and has been writing since 2017. Neel’s magnum opus YA short storybook, “The Drunken Ghost” has been well received by the readers.