Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #398

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> before and </b> after each of your challenge words if you want them to stand out, but NOT REQUIRED THOUGH.

  1. Evanescent
  2. Emollient
  3. Ephemeral
  4. Venerate
  5. Anathema
  6. Wantonly
  7. Depravity
  8. Conundrum
  9. Zincates
  10. Quacked
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6 Comments on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #398”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    Not too many people are aware of the depravity of Franz Liszt. A conundrum gives the lie to those who would venerate the gifted composer. That is to be expected from the life story of a man who quacked his first words at the age of two.

    His mother was a duck, stoned out of her mind on zincates. According to (conveniently) ephemeral medical records from Hungary, little Franz was born with high zinc levels, due to his mother’s abuse of emollients. The doctors assumed the condition was evanescent and took no further action.

    Franz had inherited his musical talent from his father, a man who chose to gallivant wantonly with farm animals. (The affair with the duck was just an aberration, apparently.) As Franz grew older, he was robbed of further paternal influence, as the church had decreed Adam Liszt’s dalliances anathema. Left to his own devices, Franz concocted his own brand of madness: he became a musical kleptomaniac.

    Near the end of his life, he repented. In fact, he gifted to the church the instrument used to compose Die Hunnenschlacht. In so doing, he became the world’s first organ donor.

    • KathleenMK says:

      Mitch ~~
      What and enjoyable fun read.
      musical kleptomaniac … Very cleaver!
      and
      he became the world’s first organ donor. Okay… I am laughin’ a lot here!

      I hope you had fun writing this, at least as much fun as it is to read.

      Write On,
      Kathleen

  2. Meg says:

    An evanescent wave exhibits exponential decay
    The solution to be found the boundary between
    The real and
    The ephemeral
    Traveling in total internal reflection of light
    Light refracts an emollient of shadow and dreams
    Where what can almost be touched is felt.
    Waking to reality is internal anathema,
    Where once dreams were venerated desired
    Chased. Now the conundrum is balancing
    What one wants against what must be.
    There is no random wantonly reckless
    Poetry writing only the normal humdrum
    Of a writerless day.
    Today is another round of tin plated gods
    Pretending to be gold not zincates peddled
    by quacked professors of what should be written.
    I will of course ignore all advice and write
    If not my style then this found word poetry
    Until I am again inspired by Erato or Calliope
    To branch away from safety towards…


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