Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge # 443

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 <b>bolding</b> 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! Or, as cleverly done by a CCC-er you can CAPITALIZE the challenge words in your piece.

  1.  Glass
  2. De-energize
  3. Potential
  4. cable
  5. Pit
  6. Haul
  7. Dragline
  8. label
  9. Over current
  10. Scion



6 Comments on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge # 443”

  1. tanjamaltija says:

    The Scion, as his lapel label proclaimed him to be, had potential. He had already invented a machine that could de-energize glass cable over current by means of a dragline. All he had to do now was to find a way to haul the payload over the pit.

  2. Phillip jumped off the dragline, just as the boom contacted the catenary cable.

    “Hey, dummy. The power was turned off last night. No need to worry about overcurrent.” Lisa chuckled as she adjusted the white safety helmet atop her tight curls.

    The embarrassed laborer tried to haul himself up with as much dignity as he could muster from the pit of his churning stomach.

    “Sorry, boss! I felt a tingling in my arms and assumed they just forgot to de-energize the section.” He grunted, grabbed his left arm and plopped back down onto the tracks, unmindful of the broken glass and rotted rail ties.

    Lisa jogged over to the youngster; a concerned look replaced the smug smirk she had given him a moment ago. It wouldn’t do for the scion of MegaTrans Corp. to drop dead on her watch. If that happened, she may as well climb up and kiss the live wire.

    As she approached Phillip, she noticed that the label on his work shirt was torn. She bent over for a closer look and gasped: a small dart, dripping blood, stuck to his chest, just above his heart.

    Frantically, she grabbed her walkie-talkie while glancing around for potential threats. Assassinations were so above her pay grade; she was not going to deal with this!

    • KathleenMK says:

      Mitch ~~ “haul himself up with as much dignity as he could muster from the pit of his churning stomach. Great visual!

      And what a wonderful turn of unexpected events… except for Phillip.

      Write On good man, Write On,


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