Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #429

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. Umbrella
  2. Vernal equinox
  3. Worm
  4. Sprout
  5. Slicker
  6. Melt
  7. Polliwog – a tadpole
  8. Breeze
  9. Chick
  10. Crocus
Advertisements

Writing Challenge – Creative Copy Challenge #428

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. Resurrect
  2. Basket
  3. Thorns
  4. Dye
  5. Lily
  6. Jubilant
  7. Lamb
  8. Narthex – an antechamber, porch, or distinct area at the western entrance of some early Christian churches, separated off by a railing and used by catechumens, penitents, etc.
  9. Venerable — accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character.
  10. Ovation

Writing Prompts- Creative Copy Challenge #427

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. Blarney
  2. Green Beer
  3. Corn Beef
  4. Luck
  5. Pot of Gold
  6. Leprechaun
  7. Limerick
  8. Little people
  9. Wearing of the green
  10. Potato

Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #426

erte

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. Slogan– from sluagh-ghairmmeaning “a battle-cry used by Gaelic clans”) Meaning of a word or phrase used by a specific group is metaphorical and first attested from 1704.
  2. Smithereens — small fragments, atoms. This is the word smithers(of obscure origin) with the Irish diminutive ending. Whether it derives from the modern Irish smidrín or is the source of this word is unclear.
  3. Tilly – from tuilleadhmeaning “a supplement”, used to refer to an additional article or amount unpaid for by the purchaser, as a gift from the vendor (OED). Perhaps more prevalent in Newfoundland than Ireland. James Joyce, in his Pomes Penyeach included a thirteenth poem as a bonus (as the book sold for a shilling, twelve poems would have come to a penny each), which he named “Tilly,” for the extra sup of milk given to customers by milkmen in Dublin.
  4.  Tory- originally an Irish outlaw, probably from the Irish verb tóirmeaning “pursue” (OED).
  5.  Turlough — a seasonal lake in limestone area (OED) Irish tur loch‘dry lake’
  6. Whiskey — from uisce beathameaning “water of life”) (OED).
  7. Shebeen– from síbínmeaning “a mugful”, unlicensed house selling alcohol (OED).
  8. Shillelagh– from sailéalameaning “a club”, a wooden club or cudgel made from a stout knotty stick with a large knob on the end.
  9. Sidhe– the fairy folk of Ireland, from (OED).
  10. Sleveen– from slíghbhín/slíbhín, an untrustworthy or cunning person. (OED).

 


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #425

 

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. Banshee — (from Irish bainsídhe/beansídhe, “female fairy”) (M-W), “woman of the fairies” (AHD) or “…of a fairy mound” (RH). The Modern Irish word for woman is bean/bæn/ and síd(h) (or  in modern spelling) is an Irish term referring to a ‘fairy mound’. (See Sidhe.) However, in traditional Irish mythology a banshee is seen as an omen of death.
  2. Bog — (from bogachmeaning “marsh/peatland”) a wetland (OED).
  3. Boreen — (from bóithrínmeaning “small road”) a narrow rural road in Ireland.
  4. Boycott — abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest. (from Captain Charles Boycott, a 19th century British land agent)
  5. Brat — a cloak or overall – now only in regional dialects (from Old Irish brattmeaning “cloak, cloth” OED)
  6. Brogues –– (from brógmeaning “shoe”) a type of shoe (OED).
  7. Broge –– A strong regional accent, especially an Irish or Scots one. Presumably used originally with reference to the footwearof speakers of the brogue (OED).
  8. Clabber — (from clábar) wet clay or mud; curdled milk.
  9. Clock –– O.Ir. cloccmeaning “bell”; into Old High German as glocka, klocka[1] (whence Modern German Glocke) and back into English via Flemish;[2] cf also Welsh cloch but the giving language is Old Irish via the hand-bells used by early Irish missionaries.
  10. Colleen –– (from cailínmeaning “young woman”) a girl (usually referring to an Irish girl) (OED).