Emoji – Daily Writing Prompts

Did you know that the word Emoji is actually made up of two Japanese words? The e is to mean picture and moji is to mean character. Surprisingly, the word’s connection with emotion and emoticon is purely coincidental.

Emojis started off in Japanese mobile phones way back when they were simple text bits of ASCII art. Now we have animated faces and symbols to use to our heart’s content.

Though we obviously aren’t the first to use picture characters. The cave dwellers gave us paintings. Ancient Egyptians gave us Hieroglyphic. Now we have emojis across almost every device that can carry messages all on their own.

It is indeed a wonderful picture characterized time to be alive.

Happy Emoji Day

In a world where gadgets rule, picture character messaging has skyrocketed. So today, our characters get expressive with pictographs.

17th July writing prompts

Photo by Domingo Alvarez E on Unsplash

In honor of Emoji Day, write an original story involving the following scenarios.

  1. The character in your story accidentally sends out an inappropriate emoji to their crush.
  2. A story set in a dystopian society that communicates entirely through emojis.
  3. Your tech-savvy character has developed a bespoke pictograph library that synchronizes with your psyche to create custom emojis.
  4. A character discovers a secret worldwide UN online organization that uses emojis to hack into people’s devices and spy on the world.
  5. Your character’s favorite emoji come to life and start stalking them.

Remember to use the tag ‘dailywitheli’ so that I can add your story to my word prompt hall of fame. You do not have to attempt all of the prompts. However, if and when inspiration strikes, do follow the muse.

For today’s prompt, we are tackling Micro-Fiction. This is a story with no more than 100 words. Therefore, as always, try your best to stick within the confines of the word count.

Take time to stretch, walk, grab a drink of water, and get right back to it. To make it a bit more challenging for yourself, get into character by relying on a full 24-hour communication via emojis.

All in all, have fun with today’s writing prompts.

Until tomorrow,



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