Random Lines

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Random Lines

Random Lines

Does a line, joke, or first sentence that should be in a story or novel just pop into your head every now and then? Here is a thread where you can write down those random things. If you want to, you could even add background info on the kind of story it should be in, such as the genre, title, setting, or even a few characters. Feel free to write it as long, or as short as you want (as long as it doesn't cover a whole page). Comment if you have any questions or ideas. Happy Writing!   

submitted by Jwyn , age 12, aMbER's Hideout
(October 16, 2017 - 7:21 pm)

Well here's one I had, but I'm not sure where to put it:

"When the time comes for you to die, don't die and be forgotten. Die remembered. Have a legacy. Do something that won't let the world forget you."

I just kinda made it up in my head, and I want to put it somewhere, but I can't find a good place for it. I'm thinking it could be some form of parting words of a dying (or leaving) character to the main role.

submitted by General Waffleson, age -457, The Breakfast Kingdom!
(October 18, 2017 - 2:08 pm)

Ooh! When I read this, I got in the mindset of I was about to read a story from a villain's POV. But a villain that thinks they're doing the right thing? Almost like...hmm...

Honestly, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Achilles from Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow. 

submitted by Inky@Gen.Waffle
(April 23, 2018 - 8:16 pm)

First sentence:

"It all started with a pickle, a pipe, and a pandemic."


"I only killed them a little bit!"

"Murder is not a good thing! Say you're sorry."

"But they spat in my soup!"

"I don't care about your soup! Apologise for killing those nice skeletons!"

"FIIIIINE. Sorry."

*Skeletons come back up from being dead* "It's cool. We don't mind."


"I'm pretty sure assassinating world leaders is illegal."

"CURSES! What about assassinating two world leaders?"


I think that those could all come from the same random, slightly morbid, ridiculous story.

submitted by General Waffleson, age -457, The Breakfast Kingdom!
(October 18, 2017 - 2:19 pm)

Haha! Love it!

submitted by Jwyn, age 12, aMbER's Hideout
(December 16, 2017 - 11:32 am)


submitted by Jwyn, age 13, CB Archeological Dig
(April 8, 2018 - 5:03 pm)

The world went black. I had run out of quarters.

submitted by Jwyn, age 13, The Realm Of Creativity
(April 20, 2018 - 11:50 am)

"For Pete's sake, could someone please find my cookie?!?!"

The last word could be changed to something more ridiculous and unimportant sounding. Maybe it could be an actually very important object in the story.

submitted by Jwyn, age 13, The Realm Of Creativity
(April 23, 2018 - 2:19 pm)

"For Pete's sake, could someone please find my sugar bowl?!?!"

"Tea should be as bitter as-"

"Stop quoting your dead uncle!"

"Sure. Let me out of this cell first."

"You librarians make annoying prisoners."

"You villians make embarrassing so-called law enforcement."



submitted by Alizarine
(April 23, 2018 - 4:21 pm)

Do conversations count? Cause I've got one...

"Seriously, Cecilia, stop eating the tomatoes! If you keep eating, we won't be able to can any."

"The celery exploded!" 

"That's irrelevant."

"But now we have to sterilize the can again!"

"So? That's not my problem. You drop it, you sterilize it."

P.S. I'd love to see someone besides me use this in a story, but if someone does, please post it on here so I can see it! Also, my CAPTCHA says "heew". That sounds like my dog throwing up.


submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified
(April 23, 2018 - 4:54 pm)

I sense Series of Unfortunate Events inspiration.... xD Maybe not. But it sure sounds like it! Love it :D

submitted by Inky@Alizarine
(April 23, 2018 - 8:17 pm)


submitted by elementgirl18917
(April 24, 2018 - 7:39 pm)

Time to dive into my Unnamed Google documents!!!


"I have a plan."

"Is it a good one?"

Xir hesitated. "I have a plan..." xir repeated.


"Are you even listening to me?! This is serious, I messed up royally!"

"I am. It just takes me a little while to process so much stupid at once."


"Do you really not recognize me?" Xir whispered sadly.

"You would think the blank stare would've told you that." Xir chuckled. "But you've never been very observant, have you, X?" 


"It can't get any worse than how it's been." Note to the readers, never say these words. Ever. Trust me, you will jinx yourself. Big time. Look what happened to me.


If you ever learn one thing in your life from reading books, let it be this--you should never brag to a god about how you've never lost a battle in your life, so you're practically immortal.


"My world was black and white--"

"Most people's are," Xir said dryly.

"--until I met you." 

(Dystopian universe where everyone sees the world in black and white, sorta like the Giver)


That's all I can tug outta my brain right now, but this is super fun! :D 

submitted by Inktail
(April 23, 2018 - 8:29 pm)

A blurb from a story I’m working on.

”In the old days of the first war, there once was a Magistrate who received a message,” Geming began. “This Magistrate was good and kind to his people, not over-taxing on food like some others did. So when he heard that the Five were going to pass by his village, and that the Dragon Emperor’s soldiers were persuading them, he decided to extend his generosity to the heroes....”
They had been on the run for quite a while now, and even strong-willed Yanshi’s perseverance was starting to crack. The sun was beginning to set, and they had come to a small clearing in the forest. “Let’s stop here,” said Geming, panting from the chase. The other four were quick to agree. Jing did her plat-whispering thing, which always gave Fengwei the creeps. The trees lifted their long standing roots to shuffle into place around them, sealing whoever might be waiting for them out. Yanshi stomped, creating a fire pit, to which Geming then added his flames. Bolin took the moment to refill his water skins and everyone else’s gourds by pulling moisture from the air, It was here, in nature, that Fengwei felt almost completely useless, he could sense no refined metal around for miles, not even in the earth, which usually held some type of ore. He wearily unloaded his sleeping pack and was about to tell Geming that he had a burr attached to his sandle when he hear a noise. He tensed, pulling out his twisted jian. “Did you guys hear that?” In response, the others gave him shrugs.
”We’re all tired, Fengwei,” chirped Jing, trying to keep her eyes open. “You’re probably imagining it.” A stick snapped in the vicinity. Everyone suddenly became alert. Everyone held their elements at the ready. In front of them, a bush quivered. With bated breath, they watched it. A rabbit hopped out. They all breathed again.

“I guess I am a bit disoriented,” he grumbled. He bent down to refasten his metal leg, ignoring the ever present ghost itch. He sighed. “What I would give for a moment of peace.” Ever silent, Bolin nodded in agreement.

Suddenly a figure jumped down from the treetops into their clearing. Everyone yelped. “Who are you?!” Geming was scary when he wanted to be, Fengwei reflected. The fire wielder held his flames in his hands like daggers, his stance strong and yet balanced.

“Woah, woah,” the person said, pulling off his hood off with one motion. “can’t a guy deliver a message without getting-“ He glanced nervously at the glowing weapons in Geming’s hands. “Fried?”

Fengwei pulled out his own defense. “Can’t a group settle down without being jumped on?” His sword was leveled at the “messenger’s” throat.

“Please, please,” said the boy. “I would prefer not to be skewered.”

“Guys,” said Yanshi. “He’s not going anywhere.” She pointed at his feet, which were now firmly attached to the ground with earth.

Everyone untensed a little. “As I was about to say,” the boy said. “I have a message from the village of Wan Dao, which is very near to your location. The citizens have heard of your predicament, and are willing to hide you from Jiao-long’s thugs.”


“Magistrate,” called a small boy, running up to Senli. Senli bent down to hear the whispered words and nodded, then sending him on his way.

He turned back to the five, who were looking at him with dropped jaws. “They call you ‘Magistrate?’”

He bowed slightly, smiling at Geming’s question. “It’s just a nickname. I lead the youth in our own rebellion against Jiao-long. I was the one notified of your position and the one to convince the other to let you come.”

submitted by red tailed panda, nose twitching
(April 24, 2018 - 12:30 pm)

I wonder what I can come up with for my stories...

"Darren help me before the demon princess tries to hurt me even more!!!"

"Why can't we just do finger guns?"

Here's a conversation from a story that I actually wrote that was pretty funny.

"Why are you on the roof?"

"Why are you on the ground?"

"Did you sleep at all?  You look like you've been there all night."


"You're gonna be sleep-deprived!"

"What do you care?"

Hmm... I bet I can think of some more.

*jumps out of box*  "Ooga booga!  Okay, now I'm not even trying to be scary."

"You just gotta make do with what you've got.  You're name's Cycle, right?  Your life must have been like that, and that's why your form is here in this town.  Heck, I can't figure mine out, and my name is Valor and I'm wearing a uniform!"

"I have a tree in my leg!!"

"Did she just dab and cartwheel in the same two minutes?" 

submitted by Lucy B., age 13, Emmilvien
(April 24, 2018 - 5:28 pm)

" Can you calm down?!?!"

" What is this calm you speak of, I only FSDAJKAV CEFNVUAINVU."

" I am so confused!"

" I am feeling stabby."


" If human are bread, is cat grass? Would fish be closet?"

" I left for 2 SECONDS, and the house is on fire."

" The tissuebox gave birth to paper. It was going to take over the world."

" If the little voice inside of your head is your soulmate, what would yours be?"

" Annoying."

" Dead."

" A Serial Killer."

" I am suddently concerned for the pankakes in the freezer."


This was actuially a conversation I was a part of. 

ME (normal font)

Normal Friend (Idalised) 

The Insane Friend (Bold) 

Mom Friend (Underlined) 

submitted by Tyberious Firestone, age Cosmos duh, Cosmos
(April 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm)