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Prompts

Some FriendStories are obvious; they are the only story we could write about that girl. But sometimes I find I need help to hone in on what exact story to tell about someone I used to feel close to. If that’s the case for you, here are a few prompts to help you jog your mind and memory. You might find you even discover something new about her, or about yourself.

Sentence Prompts:

- The first time I met _______, I/she/we…

- The last time I saw/hung out with _______, I/she/we…

- The worst thing ______ and I ever did together was…

- The most dangerous thing ______ and I ever did together was…

- The scariest thing ______ and I ever did together was…

- The most fun ______ and I ever had together was…

- The meanest thing _______ and I ever did together was…

- The kindest thing _______ and I ever did together was…

- The most embarrassing thing ______ and I ever did together was…

- The biggest secret I ever shared with ______ was…

- The biggest secret ______ ever shared with me was…

- The important thing I never knew about ______ was…

- The important thing _______ never knew about me was…

- The meanest thing ______ ever did to me was…

- The meanest thing I ever did to ________ was…

- The kindest thing _______ ever did for me was…

- The kindest thing I ever did for _______ was…

- The most important thing ______ ever taught me was…

- The most important thing ______ ever taught me about myself was…

- The angriest ______ ever made me was…

- The angriest I ever made/saw ______ was…

- The saddest _______ ever made me was…

- The saddest I ever made/saw _______ was…

- The happiest _______ ever made me was…

- The happiest I ever made/saw _______ was…

 

Memory Prompts:

Who was the first girl you thought was really special? What made her special to you? Did she ever get to know she was special to you?

Who was the first girl you ever felt jealous of? What made you jealous of her? Was she ever jealous of you?

Was there an article of clothing another little girl had that you wanted?

Did you ever steal something from another girl? Why?

What’s the best present you ever gave another girl/ she ever gave you?

Did anything about your best friend embarrass you? Were there things about her or her family that you were ashamed of? Or was there something about you or your family that you were ashamed of vis a vis this friend?

Did you ever share a secret with someone? Did you ever share a lie? Did you ever share a crime?

Were there ever sleepovers or slumber parties where amazing/scary/important things happened?

Did you ever take a trip with a friend?

Did you ever experience something supernatural with another girl that has remained mysterious to you?

Describe what your best friend looked like. Did what she looked like matter to you?

Describe something you and your best friend did that was “bad.” How do you feel about it now?

Describe something you and your best friend did that made you feel ashamed. How do you feel about it now?

Describe something you and your best friend did that made you feel proud. How do you feel about it now?

Describe the moment you knew she was a true friend.

If you are still friends with this childhood best friend, how has your friendship changed?

Describe the relationship your best friend had with her parent/s. How did that relationship effect your friendship with her?

Describe what your parent/s thought of this best friend and/or what your best friend’s parent/s thought of you. How did that opinion affect your friendship with her?

Describe, in detail, the primary place where your friendship took place. Was it the soccer field? School? A treehouse? Camp? Etc. How did that place affect your friendship?

How long did your friendship last, and from what age to what age? How did these ages/ the span of your friendship affect/change your friendship?

Describe how your sibling/s and/or your best friends’ sibling/s affected your friendship.

Did you and your best friend have a third party come between you? How did this play out?

Describe a secret you and your best friend shared. How did this secret affect your friendship?

Describe the moment when you knew you could no longer be friends with her.

Describe when you knew your friendship was ending. How did you feel about it ending? Or did you only know your friendship had ended in retrospect?