Continue a story

Everyone is going to continue a story. The beginning of the story is given approximately 1-2 sentences. In addition, each participant gets three words in advance, which must appear in the story.


  • Duration
    Medium (about 30-60 minutes)
  • Complexity
  • Group size
    0 to 14 persons

This activity is suitable online.

Description Long

All participants will be given the beginning of a story and

three words from the opening 2. They have to write

the story within 20 minutes and thus form a scenario.

form a scenario. Afterward, the participants read

the story in plenary.


The organisator has to invent the beginning of the story. It should be written down already, so the participants can download it. During the workshop, the three words from opening 2 have to be assigned to the participants. 


First, you introduce the task to the participants, after that the three words will be given to each participant. They should write it down somewhere to be able to work with it after the briefing. Show the beginning of the story to the participants and tell them where they can find the file to write the story. It is important that the participants know where they should upload the final story. Give them a time limit of 20 minutes and set a clock. It might be helpful to tell them when they have 5 more minutes left. When all stories are written you let them read the story in plenary.

Hints from experience

Let them know where they can find the document and where they can upload it as soon as they are finished. The three words given should be chosen wisely, otherwise, the story might not make any sense.

Tools list

  • Writing utensils, pen, pencil


modified follow-up technology

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