Castle Quest 4: Create Your Own Quest

We have been sharing stories and art with you all month, now it’s time for you to create your own adventure.

How will you tell your story?

Assisi Castle, Ernest Roth, etching, Gift of the Topeka Art Guild 1979.016.081

  • Will you build it?
  • Will you act it out?
  • Will you draw it or make a piece of art?
  • Will you write song lyrics?
  • Will you dance it out?
There are unlimited ways to tell a story. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Story starters

Wizard’s toy, Judhe Jensen, stoneware, Friends of the Library Purchase Award Topeka Craft Exhibition Two 1978.006

Pick one of these story starters (or create your own) and tell us a story!

  • A dragon guards the object you seek. There is no way around it. What will you do? Is there a tool in your possession that you can use? Is there a way to trick the dragon?
  • Write a video game prologue. Who is your hero? What do they have to do to save the castle? Is there an evil king/queen?
  • Imagine that you are lost in the woods and suddenly discover a sword in a stone. How do you react? What do you think will happen next?
  • Courage is the character quality that allows us to do what is right in the face of danger, pain, discouragement or fear. Write a story that shows the importance of courage, using at least three of the following words: knight, dragon, fire, cliff, peasant, fog, duck, gold, promise.
If you want to take your story to a new level, look for inspiration in your home or neighborhood, there are unlimited adventures awaiting you!

Need ideas of how to create your story?

Castle Book
Dragon Puppet
Create your own digital storybook
Design your own comic book

Share your story

To share your story with the gallery you can email your finished creation to and we will share it on our exhibit webpage and social media.

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