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Random Word Combinations

Combinatorial Edification For All!

Press a button below - e.g. 3 for 3 random words, 4 for 4 random words, and so on, up to 10.

I thought this would be fun to use for coming up with random words to include in short stories. Like a short story word suggestion generator?


Combinations Experiment Notes

Someone once got in touch with the site to say they used this combination page to generate sets of words which were then used as the inspiration for a writing challenge.

The combinations could be used for anything, from generating some random inspiration for a story, to coming up with completely silly names for your new-born children, to naming a new planet, or a newly discovered toad species.

Maybe it would even be possible to feed in a list of words into an AI application, and ask if to write you a short story... which I just did on this day, the 4th of January 2024.

I asked ChatGTP the following:

write a short story containing these words: Grubby, Surprising, Son, Stern

The result:

In a small village nestled between rolling hills and lush forests, there lived a grubby little boy named Timmy. Timmy was the son of the local blacksmith, and despite his father's stern demeanor, he had a heart as warm as the forge in their workshop.

One surprising day, as Timmy was playing by the river that meandered through the village, he stumbled upon an old, weathered book half-buried in the mud. Intrigued, he carefully retrieved it, wiping away the grime to reveal its worn leather cover.

As he flipped through the pages, Timmy discovered that the book contained ancient tales of magic and adventure. His eyes widened with amazement as he read about mythical creatures, enchanted lands, and heroic quests. The grubby boy's imagination ignited like a spark in the forge, and he couldn't help but dream of the extraordinary possibilities hidden within the pages.

Timmy decided to share his newfound treasure with the village, gathering the townsfolk in the central square. With a sparkle in his eyes, he began recounting the stories from the mysterious book, weaving a tapestry of wonder and excitement. The villagers listened with bated breath, captivated by the surprising tales that unfolded before them.

As Timmy spoke, even his father, the stern blacksmith, couldn't help but be moved by the magic in his son's words. The grime on Timmy's hands seemed to fade away, replaced by an invisible cloak of enchantment that surrounded him.

In the days that followed, the village transformed. The once-grubby boy became a source of inspiration, and the villagers embarked on their own surprising adventures. They organized festivities, built a community garden, and even started crafting fantastical sculptures to decorate the village square.

Timmy's stern father observed the positive changes in the village and, with a hint of pride, realized the power of his son's imagination. Together, they forged a new bond as they worked side by side, creating not only practical tools but also whimsical artifacts inspired by the ancient tales.

And so, in the heart of the village, a once-grubby boy became the catalyst for a community's surprising transformation, proving that even the sternest of beginnings can lead to the most enchanting adventures.