Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #333

This is a writing prompt. Bet you can’t do it! Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story! And remember: after (if) you finish entering your submission into the comment field, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.) NOTE: Our bolding plugin is gone, so you’ll have to put <b> and </b> around each of your words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH.

  1. Expenses
  2. Conquer
  3. Onion
  4. Nameless
  5. Oligarchy – a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few. A state or organization so ruled.
  6. Moth
  7. Income
  8. Seeds
  9. Trickle-down – of or concerning the theory that granting concessions such as tax cuts to the rich will benefit all levels of society by stimulating the economy
  10. Snail

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)


16 Comments on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #333”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    The rise of the Martian Ruling Class (MRC) was inevitably linked to the mere coincidence that all of the lawyers were in cryo-storage bay 16, while all of the biologists were in number 44. The colony ship crash-landed on the planet, crushing bays 1-17. Commuter class had its advantage on this flight.

    The nameless oligarchy began as a loose federation of applied scientists. These folk were more concerned with propagating their seeds and snails and left the business of conquering a planet to the theoreticians.

    However, when said theoreticians decreed that the income from cultivating low-grav onions was no longer to subsidize flightless moth experimentation, the specialists revolted.

    After a bloodless coup, the applied scientists implemented a lab-based merit system to ensure themselves of a secure future on this bleak planet. This Pyrrhic victory came at the expense of the colony’s survival: it was overrun by creeping moths that could not be combatted, due to the market forces that reduced profits from the over-cultivated onion to nothing.

    This was another blow to the shaky theory of trickle-down economics.

  2. If he could manage the ridiculous expenses, Rob knew he could conquer the madness of producing his new app.

    Like peeling a rotting onion, Rob fought through nameless layers of bureaucracy of an oligarchy he would never understand. Yet, he came back. Like a moth to the deadly flame, Rob’s income could afford no less.

    The seeds of doubt bore down as failure after failure began to trickle down into the recesses of all he believed to bog down in a snail pace of despair when all he wanted was a reason to go on.

    Today. Would today be the day he would score?

  3. Ashley says:

    Evan looked into the window of his home and watched as his mother chopped up some onions for supper. They barely had enough income between his mother and father to feed them all. Most of the time they were forced to buy seeds and grow their own food, since the expenses of everything else left them with little money. He blamed the Oligarchy government that depicted their lives. The government was corrupted and that corruption trickled-down into the upper class part of their society. You would have to be slower than a snail not to notice how wrong their government was. And Evan would overcome and conquer the twisted government that ruled over them and make life better for his family. Although he may be viewed as another nameless laborer, he wouldn’t let that stop him from reforming the way the government was ran.
    “Evan,” his mother called from the kitchen. “Could you come here, please?”
    “Coming,” he replied to his mother, as he watched a white moth circle the outside lamp before heading in to help his mother.

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