Below are 16 writing prompts for dystopian story ideas. Surprisingly, this is the first post I’ve done specifically for dystopian writing.
Dystopian Government Control
In a dystopian future United States, where the government controls every aspect of life, a group of rebels fight to overthrow the oppressive regime and bring freedom back to the people. The only problem is, the government in charge operates out of a secret location, and all enforcement is by androids, which can easily be replaced and flown in.
Mind Manipulation by the Government
In a society where technology has advanced to the point of being able to control human thoughts and emotions, a group of individuals struggle to hold on to their humanity and resist the government’s attempts to manipulate them.
Hunted Dystopian Survivors
In a dystopian world where the environment has been irreparably damaged by humans, a small group of survivors must navigate a harsh and dangerous world in order to survive. Unfortunately, they are being hunted by a powerful underground political group that benefits from the rest of the planet’s misery.
Dumb Rebel Warriors in a Dystopian Future
In the distant future people are ranked and divided by their intelligence and abilities, a group of outcasts must prove their worth and fight for their right to be treated as equals. Unfortunately, they really are kinda dumb.
Dystopian Population Control
The government has implemented strict population control measures in which a couple can only have one child. A young family must navigate the challenges of having a second child in a world where having more than one is strictly forbidden. Part of their plan is to flee the mainland and live on a remote island. But they have to get there before it’s discovered that the woman is pregnant.
Weaker than the Rest in a Dystopian World
In a world where humans have been genetically modified to be stronger and more intelligent, a group of unmodified individuals must fight for their right to exist in a society that sees them as inferior. Unfortunately, they are kinda weak.
Fighting Misinformation in a Dystopian Society
In a society where the government has complete control over the media and information that people are allowed to access, a group of rebels use underground networks to spread the truth and fight for freedom of expression.
A No Communication Allowed Future
In a world where all forms of communication have been banned in an effort to control the population, a group of rebels use secret codes and underground messaging systems to organize and resist the government’s attempts to suppress them.
A Future with No Career Choices
In a society where people are divided into strict castes based on their profession, one man is trying to grow and lead an army to overthrow the system and create a world where people are free to choose their own path in life.
A Case For the Weakest to Live
In a world where the government has implemented a strict policy of eugenics, a group of rebels must fight to protect the rights of those who do not meet the government’s standards of perfection. Now a case has come before the grand court that will test a century worth of eugenic laws.
A Future With No Memories
In a dystopian society where people are required to undergo mandatory memory wipes in order to maintain social stability, a group of rebels fight to preserve their memories and their individuality.
There Are No True Utopias
In a world where the government has created a perfect utopia, a group of rebels discover the dark secrets behind the facade and fight to bring the truth to light.
No Art in this Dystopian Future
In a world where the government has implemented strict laws to control the population’s access to art and culture, a group of rebels use underground networks to fight against the oppressive regime.
A Dystopian Future With No Ugly People
In a society where people are ranked and divided based on their appearance, a group of rebels fight to overthrow the system and bring about a more inclusive and equal society.
Controlled Healthcare in a Dystopian Future
In a world where the government has implemented strict laws to control the population’s access to healthcare, a group of rebels use underground networks to fight against the oppressive regime.
No Food for the Weak
In a world where the government has implemented strict laws to control the population’s access to food and resources, a group of rebels use underground networks to fight against the oppressive regime.
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