Fantasy-writing prompts include story ideas in which past eras are commingled with the present day, perhaps with knights in shining armor in modern-day New York, Rip-Van-Winkle-type stories in which the lead character wakes up to find his world has moved into the future without him or a world in which animals can suddenly talk. Writing prompts are used to get students of all ages started writing.
When a writing prompt is used, a student is expected to start with the provided idea and use her imagination and storytelling skills to concoct a story. Another writing prompt specific to the fantasy genre is one in which the writer's house is blown away, such as in "The Wizard of Oz," and lands in a fantasy land of the writer's choice. Fantasy prompts can also start with existing and well-known fantasy worlds, allowing writers to explore new characters and stories within them.
Another fantasy-writing prompt is a huge storm believed by a family or government to be the result of a magic spell. Alternatively, the protagonist of the story could find a magical device, such as a magic wand, and must learn how to use it. Another idea involves a young girl who discovers and captures a fairy. Following the device of Kafka's "Metamorphosis," the protagonist of a story could awaken to discovered he had been transformed into a fantastical creature.