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Story Cubes — Tell me a story (Contest)
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…bn100!

Let’s get this party started!

I bought this little brainstorming tool years ago at some writers’ conference. I’ve used it only three times—here! “Story Cubes” is a brainstorming game. You roll the dice and whatever pictures appear, face up, are the ones you use to riff off a story.

To make this fun, I’ll offer a prize—a $5 Amazon gift card—good for purchasing one or two stories…

Have fun with this! Don’t overthink! Here’s the roll… 

8 comments to “Story Cubes — Tell me a story (Contest)”

  1. Colleen C.
    · February 2nd, 2020 at 12:20 pm · Link

    I see a traveler heading to an Arabian country trying to solve a mystery from their family’s past…

  2. Bev
    · February 2nd, 2020 at 12:20 pm · Link

    Like many princesses, I craved an adventure that would take me outside my privileged life. Far away from my city, my people and my royal confines. I considered my predicament and tried to puzzle out a plan of escape as stared at wave after wave rolling onto the shore.

    (That’s my start. Hoping someone can pick it up and finish it for me. 😊)

  3. Diana Cosby
    · February 2nd, 2020 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Story: A puzzle clue leads an adventurer on a journey to India where she discovers a palace ruled by a formidable king who agrees to help her. Together, they journey on Elephants to the sea where they solve the mystery, and in the end, fall in love.

  4. Mary Preston
    · February 2nd, 2020 at 3:54 pm · Link

    She dreamed of far off places, exotic locations and princes and palaces. Armchair travel can take her everywhere.

  5. bn100
    · February 2nd, 2020 at 5:00 pm · Link

    A backpacker was on her way to a safari when she was stranded on the side of a road. A king on an elephant came by eating a bowl of rice.

  6. Jennifer Beyer
    · February 2nd, 2020 at 9:44 pm · Link

    She was sent by her king to far off lands to spy. Never did she think she would have so many exciting adventures and FOOD! Sadly, her plot to spy was uncovered by some unsavory types and she had to make her escape on elephant and by submersible! What an exciting way to climb the social ladder!

  7. Debra K Guyette
    · February 3rd, 2020 at 6:22 am · Link

    It was puzzling how I wound up on the river bank with only an elephant for company. As I looked out at the palace, I realized I was hungry and found a nice steaming bowl of rice in my bag. Now I just needed a ladder to break in to the palace and retrieve my crown. But first to cross the water.

  8. Delilah
    · February 9th, 2020 at 11:21 am · Link

    You all came up with fun jumping-off points for great adventures! You rose to the challenge! 🙂

    The random number generator chose #5—bn100! So, bn, email me at to arrange delivery of your gift certificate! Congrats!

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