Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #417

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. Fresh
  2. Burgeoning
  3. Old
  4. Tired
  5. Finishing
  6. Strong
  7. Grateful
  8. Daughter
  9. Repent
  10. Resplendent
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7 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #417”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    Tomorrow’s execution would be delayed no longer. All appeals had been exhausted; the wizard’s daughter refused to repent and the bishop had no choice but to make an example of her. To do anything less would only fuel the burgeoning unrest among the peasants.

    This close to the harvest, the king and his advisors were determined that the corn would come in—this time. They couldn’t touch the wizard, of course, but magical decrees as old as the amber waves prevented the wizard from stepping foot into the realm to save his only child.

    Grateful for the free rein thus conferred, the king had had the wicked girl brought up on charges of unleashing weevils, just as the farmers were finishing the spring planting. A quick trial—held in secret—led to a swift guilty verdict and even quicker judgement. Death by stoning.

    Dawn broke upon the fresh face of the wizard’s daughter. Resplendent in royal purple flowing garments, her strong, dignified carriage presented a stark contrast to the tired, slumping forms arrayed before her. She glared at each peasant, farmer and high court official. With the sun beaming off her silken gown, none of her would-be executioners could see her lips moving…

  2. KathleenMK says:

    Mitch ~~ So quickly you respond! 🙂

    You have me chuckling nearly with every sentence!
    …brought up on charges of unleashing weevils…” LOL

    ooooooohhhhhhhh and what did she say? What spell was she ….

    I look forward to the next installment.

    Kathleen

  3. […] Originally appeared on CreativeCopyChallenge #417 – #419. […]

    • KathleenMK says:

      Bravo Mitch~ Bravo. I have printed this and now will read it as a collective at lunch! 🙂

      Kathleen

      • Anklebuster says:

        Thanks, Kathleen. This is one of the benefits of the CCC. If you write enough related material, voilà, a story! I’ve built Two novellas and one compilation from my ramblings, here.

        Cheers,

        Mitch


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