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Tell Me A Story Contest
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston!

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Tell me a story!

I bought this little brainstorming tool years ago at some writers’ conference. I’ve used it only twice—here! “Story Cubes” is (that looks wrong, but I promise it’s not) a brainstorming game. You roll the dice and whatever pictures appear face up are the ones you use to riff off a story.

Here’s the roll…

Do any of these symbols tell you anything? You can pick some or use all of them. Tell me a story, or even just a glimmer of an idea, for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!  

11 comments to “Tell Me A Story Contest”

  1. Colleen C.
    · February 7th, 2017 at 12:10 pm · Link

    I see an adventure… a precious family jewel was stolen from a couple and they try to retrieve it by going after the bad guy… danger and a few surprises awaits them as they follow his trail.

  2. Ayla
    · February 7th, 2017 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Let’s go waaay out there!
    On a ship named Elephant, a space cowboy goes on an epic journey frought with anger, worry and possible death. Dodging asteroid fields and blackholes, he has to get his bounty by any means necessary – the legendary Starstone necklace that was stolen from his people! (DundunDUUUUUN)

  3. Delilah
    · February 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm · Link

    Colleen! Sounds like a fun adventure!

    Ayla, laughing at the DundunDuuuun! :mrgreen:

  4. Beth
    · February 7th, 2017 at 1:20 pm · Link

    I see a pirate kidnapping an elephant to retrieve his buried treasure with a backpack full of peanuts.

  5. ButtonsMom2003
    · February 7th, 2017 at 2:40 pm · Link

    I am so bad at this but here goes: A hungry Scottish pirate is very unhappy that his lunch pail full of beans went missing. His day got brighter when he saw an elephant.

  6. DebraG
    · February 7th, 2017 at 7:09 pm · Link

    I think treasure hunt. They are looking for the jewelry and the trail leads to a jungle only accessible by elephant. Some of their water has been poisoned. That’s all I got

  7. Mary Preston
    · February 8th, 2017 at 2:40 am · Link

    I can see pirates trafficking in ivory, but they get their comeuppance when someone spills the beans.

  8. Delilah
    · February 8th, 2017 at 10:45 am · Link

    Beth!!! Too funny!

    Button!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Debra! That’s where my mind went too!

    Mary! LOL! Love it!

    Glad you’re having fun with this!

  9. flchen1
    · February 10th, 2017 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Dora the Explorer was looking for elephants in the jungle when pirates fell out of the trees overhead. In the ensuing alarm, panic, and dismay, she picked up a jeweled necklace one of them dropped, and it went back into her backpack along with a handful of beans (possibly magic ones)…

  10. Stephanie Davies
    · February 16th, 2017 at 10:53 am · Link

    A young boy gets the wrong idea when his father asks him to pack his ‘trunk’ for their move… leading to a very angry elephant! Told by his mother that you can appease elephants with peanuts, the boy then gets into even hotter water when he attempts to placate the pachyderm with the kind of styrofoam peanuts used for packing. Oh dear!

  11. Delilah
    · February 20th, 2017 at 10:18 am · Link

    Oh! I almost forgot about this post! We do have a winner–chosen by random number generator!

    The winner is…Mary Preston! Mary, congrats! Send me an email at, and I’ll send you your egift card!

    And thanks to everyone who played! I loved reading your story ideas!

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