32 Funny Short Story Ideas

32 Funny Short Story IdeasAmusing writing prompts for those with writer's block.
  1. Two alligators falling in love
  2. What happened to mommy long legs
  3. Cookie Monster fighting his addiction
  4. The man who had a fear of balloons
  5. What led up to the world's longest group hug
  6. The forgotten 8th dwarf from Snow White
  7. The story of a buffalo that was born with actual wings
  8. The tragedy of the last dodo bird to ever exist
  9. Somebody getting the absolute worst happy meal toy
  10. The stresses of a stegosaurus's new job
  11. A time when Mr. Rogers got angry
  12. A polar bear gets stuck in a giant bubble and starts to fly away
  13. Scientists discover what birds like to laugh at
  14. The biggest issue of two bees without knees
  15. An awkward encounter with a pear tree that can talk
  16. The tale of the Burger Prince and his quest to become the next Burger King
  17. What would happen if everybody had electronic belly buttons and they each did something unique
  18. A dramatization of that fire you accidentally started that one time (I feel like we've all done it)
  19. A conflict between a unicycle gang and a moped gang
  20. The girl who bought a cyborg goldfish
  21. What Bigfoot's parents are like
  22. An extra tall giraffe having trouble fitting in
  23. A professional mini-golfer's last game
  24. A professional kazoo player's big break
  25. The longest game of tic tac toe
  26. A day in the life of whatever animal you envy most (e.g., seahorses)
  27. Pajama day at the office
  28. Wizard of Oz characters stuck in Kansas
  29. An old man trying to prove that the sun is flat
  30. How Casper the friendly ghost died
  31. What would go down if Scrabble was like Jumanji where everything came to life
  32. The final match of a worldwide thumb war tournament

How to Cure Boredom

18 Prank Call Ideas
Those poor, poor minimum wage employees.

17 Things to Text
Helpful suggestions on how to successfully get someone to block your number.

22 Stupid Challenges
Sure, you're bored, but how do you prove that you're really, really bored?

25 Hilarious McDonald's Pranks
A lot of these also work for Burger King or Wendy's, if you have one of those instead of a McDonald's.

17 Things to Do at School
Other than look at this website, obviously...

23 Funny YouTube Video Ideas
Wow your friends with these unheard of innovations in online video media.

16 Really Weird Things to Do
These will most likely not help you gain any friendships.

29 Fun Things to Do with Friends
Crazy ideas that are great for best friends who are really bored. Also they're free!

22 Most Boring Things to Do
Some of us are just too excited sometimes.

25 Shortest Jokes Ever
Caution: Pretty much all of these are puns.

35 Things to Do When You're Really Bored
Are you dying of boredom? Some or all of these suggestions might help!

What to Do When Bored

Drawing Ideas
Funny things to doodle with pencils or crayons.

Painting Ideas
Easy things to paint with acrylic or watercolor.

Things to Do at Home
Ways to annoy your siblings, parents, and/or pets while trying not to get hurt.

Things to Talk About
Entertaining topics to discuss with your boyfriend or cat or whatever.

Things to Eat
New foods for dinner, lunch, breakfast, brunch, and snacks.

Things to Do Outside
Stuff to do in your yard or on a street or in the woods.

Things to Do in Public
Just so you know, the public will hate you if you do any of these.

Please don't actually do all of these.

Writing Prompts
Ideas for short stories or conversations or improv or whatever.

Ways to Make Money
Quick ways to make extra cash when you're stuck without a job.

Best Things to Do
Ideas for what to do when you're really, really bored.

Funniest Things to Do
Ideas for how to make yourself laugh.

Worst Things to Do
Bad ideas that are stupid, or at least super awkward.

Other Random Generators

Maybe inspirational or motivational, but possibly funny or dumb.

These are thoughts...by people. Some are deep...some are not.

This could maybe be helpful if you're feeling philosophical.

Jokes so unfunny that they're actually kinda funny.

There's always room for another comic book idea.

About Random Things to Do

Hey, are you bored? Probably, since you're on this website. Luckily we have ideas for stuff to do to cure boredom. If you aren't alone, we have suggestions for what to do with friends too!

Are you up for a stupid challenge or do you just want to do something boring? Or maybe something weird? Are you bored in class and looking for a thing to do at school, or at McDonald's?

Maybe you want to tell a dumb joke to your brother or sister, text a stupid message to a friend, or even prank call somebody. You could also try to be creative and write a short story or film a funny video. Otherwise you can just do nothing, I guess.

Oh, and if you have an idea for something that's not here, please join our Discord server and send your suggestions!