Story Starter: Sundown

This is a story starter. Simply take what’s here and finish the story.


Remember, you can change the names or any elements you like to make the story uniquely yours. The purpose of a story starter is to get you writing by finishing something that already has an opening.

You can take this anywhere you’d like. Perhaps it’s a Sci-Fi, or a Thriller, or even a Horror story. You decide and go with it.

Sundown was approaching. The town’s people hurried along, scampering to their homes, locking doors behind them. The darkness came swiftly. No one dared to stay on the streets or venture out past the hour of doom. It had been like this for as long as the people could remember. They rarely spoke of it, as if speaking of it was an omen in itself. They all knew of the horrors their grandparents had lived through to tell the tales.

Jerry climbed down the steep steps into his basement, too afraid to even stay upstairs in the comfort of his home. He didn’t know how those without a basement ever survived. He locked all three deadbolts on the steel door he had in place. He knew he would be safe until morning.

Such a strange town it was. Everyone started work at the same time. Places like the bank and grocery store stayed open an hour later than everything else so people could get milk or eggs before going home. Jerry doubted anyone cooked an evening meal. He imagined most people had a sandwich and chips like he did.

Finish the story…

Happy Writing!

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