April Fool’s Prompts

In the sea of jokes that you’ve probably already been subject to before I even posted, here is something that won’t include a jump scare or fake news.

Today I have April Fool’s Prompts. Now these prompts are somewhat generic fun and prank filled prompts, but what better time to start musing about child-like entertainment and mischief than on April Fool’s?


  • Spend the entire day planning a prank and everything backfires (like those classic roadrunner cartoons)
  • MC plans to jump out from the closet to scare their SO but their SO sees them gone from the room and tries to do the same thing
  • Children play pranks on the cranky neighbor only to have the neighbor join in
  • Accidental pranks. E.G. hitting the wrong person with a water balloon, scaring the wrong person with a jump scare (extra points if it’s the MC’s crush they do it on)


These are 3 to 5 word groupings to either inspire or to create a challenge of trying to fit all 3 to 5 words into your story.

  • Prank, Spring, Puddle, Family
  • Balloons, Scare, Twist
  • Unexpected, Group, Planning, Mischief
  • Rain, Ruined, Surprise, Excited
  • Allergic, Oops, Spun, Entertain
  • Outside, Teacher, Students, Prank
  • April, Fool, Garden
  • Unusual, New, Party, Mischief
  • Fool, Forgiveness, Rules, Challenge
  • Child, Toy, Fun, Adventure
Kid with toy provided by Eddie Kopp

I hope your April Fool’s wasn’t full of too many pranks (in your expense) and instead full of pages upon pages of writing.

As always, let me know if you stole a prompt or two from this post, or if you have some of your own!

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