Tarot Stories

I’ve been working on a series of writing exercises recently, using images from the Tarot as a story prompt. It’s an interesting process, to try and stick with what I see in the image rather than writing about what I imagine the card means in the context of a draw or a reading (let’s be clear: I am no expert in the Tarot, and really know just enough to be dangerous). There are enough of them complete now that I’m not immediately sure which ones I’ve done and which ones are remaining, so I’ll use this page to keep myself honest. I’ll do my best to keep the list below updated with links as each post goes up.


Swords Wands Cups Pentacles Majors
Ace of Swords Ace of Wands Ace of Cups Ace of Pentacles The Fool
2 of Swords 2 of Wands 2 of Cups 2 of Pentacles The Magician
3 of Swords 3 of Wands 3 of Cups 3 of Pentacles High Priestess
4 of Swords 4 of Wands 4 of Cups 4 of Pentacles The Empress
5 of Swords 5 of Wands 5 of Cups 5 of Pentacles The Emperor
6 of Swords 6 of Wands 6 of Cups 6 of Pentacles The Hierophant
7 of Swords 7 of Wands 7 of Cups 7 of Pentacles The Lovers
8 of Swords 8 of Wands 8 of Cups 8 of Pentacles The Chariot
9 of Swords 9 of Wands 9 of Cups 9 of Pentacles Strength
10 of Swords 10 of Wands 10 of Cups 10 of Pentacles The Hermit
Page of Swords Page of Wands Page of Cups Page of Pentacles Wheel of Fortune
Knight of Swords Knight of Wands Knight of Cups Knight of Pentacles Justice
Queen of Swords Queen of Wands Queen of Cups Queen of Pentacles The Hanged Man
King of Swords King of Wands King of Cups King of Pentacles Death
The Devil
The Tower
The Star
The Moon
The Sun
The World