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Simple Plot and Random Story Generator

by Ron Kurtus (revised 2 March 2012)

The following—slightly humorous—story is randomly generated from a simple plot.

Click the button to generate another version of the story.


Introduce protagonist and setting

A long time ago in the school yard, a muscular boy named Freddy was walking along, minding his own business. Freddy looked and dressed like Mother Theresa.


Suddenly, he saw Bevis, who was skinny and looked a little like Homer Simpson.

Point of tension, conflict or problem

Bevis proceeded to crush a well-dressed girl's purse. The girl's name was Queen Jane.

Effort to stop antagonist

"Stop, you disgusting person!" Freddy yelled out. But Bevis started to run away.

Seem to fail

Freddy chased Bevis for miles. Bevis could run fast and seemed to be getting away.

Happy outcome

But then in a final great effort, Freddy ran as fast as humanly possible and surprisingly caught the scoundrel!

Queen Jane was so happy, that she passed out.

Thus ends a good story.


You can use this plot technique to create your own story or make up your own plot.


Most stories have plots or summaries of what happened. You can use one plot but just change the locations, character and activities to make a different story.

Be creative

Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Fiction Resources

Plot generators

Late-Night Cable-Movie Plot Generator - Randomly writes a TV Guide-type summary of a movie, along with popular actors

Jerry Bruckheimer Plot Generator - Randomly generates a moderately complex plot, including suggested actors


(Notice: The School for Champions may earn commissions from book purchases)

20 Master Plots by Ronals B. Tobias, Writers Digest Books; (2003) $14.99 - Fundamental plots that recur through all fiction and how to apply them to modern stories.

Plots Unlimited: For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays and Television Episodes by Tom Sawyer and Arthur David Weingarten, Ashleywilde Inc; (1995) $25.00 - A compendium of story ideas that can stimulate a writer's imagination.

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