Started 1 year ago (2019-10-01T05:00:00Z).
Ended 1 year ago (2019-10-31T05:00:00Z).

A short story a day is a fun way to level up your storywriting skills! This October, join us in writing 31 stories in 31 days. Share your stories here and on social media (use #PlotoberChallenge) to double the fun and see what everyone is creating!


Ready to start your Plotober journey? The rules are simple:

  • Grab a notebook and pen or your favorite writing program. (Coffee is optional.)
  • Write one story, poem, or flash fiction every day during October. (Use our official prompts or follow your own muse – whatever lights you up.)
  • Share it on your website or social media with the hashtag #PlotoberChallenge. (Alternatively, share it with your cat. That’s cool too!)

Official Prompts

  1. Encounter
  2. Hesitation
  3. The First Step
  4. Journey
  5. The Witch
  6. Binding Contract
  7. Gift
  8. Moonlight
  9. Observer
  10. Hidden Fear
  11. Red Herring
  12. Candid
  13. Fey
  14. Control
  15. Fortress
  16. Betrayal
  17. Solitude
  18. Fall
  19. Lullaby
  20. Instinct
  21. Distrust
  22. Truce
  23. Companion
  24. Making Amends
  25. Monster
  26. Wounded
  27. The Unseen
  28. Hope
  29. Conflict
  30. Grace
  31. Homecoming
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Recent submissions (1 total)

When Jiahao is caught between duty to his family and duty to his country, a chance encounter with a monk helps him find his way.
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