St. Patrick’s Day Prompts

Rolls on into the blog with another round of prompts for my fellow writer-ly friends.

I would say, prompts are the easy way out when writing posts. But honestly, they’re not. It’s hard enough to think about prompts I would personally want to write, let alone a list for others to take advantage of. So, I’m just fooling myself by padding the months with prompts.

But this is a writing blog, dammit. And if I’m not going to write anything substantial, I might as well help you write something…maybe substantial? I’m getting distracted.

So, as it says on the tin, this post is about St. Patrick’s Day prompts. The day of green beer and a lot of pinching. I found out a few years ago I have a tiny bit of Irish in me. Like the same amount as if an Irish person accidentally sneezed in your mouth, but I’m going to count it. Especially on those St. Patrick’s Days I forget to wear green. I bruise real easy.

Clovers in the morning provided by Irene Dávila

But before we get to some St. Patrick’s Day prompts, I think we need to discuss the proper way to shorten St. Patrick’s Day.

Every year, I see a few lost souls going around saying St. Patty’s Day. Which…I hate to say is horribly wrong. It’s actually St. Paddy’s Day. Because the Irish word for Patrick is Pádraig and it is an Irish holiday after all.

Now we may progress.


  • A twist on the classic luck of the Irish. St. Paddy’s Day is the most unlucky day for them.
  • Young characters on the hunt for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  • Totally not a leprechaun who is totally not trying to hide his pot of gold in his duplex apartment. Nope.
  • Finding out leprechauns aren’t the ones with pots of gold but the creatures who do aren’t the ones you’d think.
  • A leprechaun being confused as the new third grade teacher.
  • Spy vs. Spy: Leprechaun edition.

Word Collections

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.

  • Green, Happiness, Family
  • Clover, Sunset, Crazy, Dismiss
  • Weather, Magic, Tradition
  • Beer, Friends, Annual, Grass
  • Outside, Leaves, Lovely, New
  • Leprechaun, Humor, Childhood, Clover
  • Beer, Mistake, Recovery, Holiday
  • Growth, Tradition, Forgiveness
  • Unusual, Leprechaun, Rules, Challenges, Defiant

I hope you gain some inspiration from these. And I hope that I haven’t harmed any Irish people or traditions by using the word leprechaun. If I have, let me know. I’d love to learn the origins and the stories behind your traditions.

Let me know in your comments if you used any, what sort of twists you took, and if you’d like to see more in the future. Plus, let us know some of your prompts as well.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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