Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #455

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.

Here are some awesome alliterations for you!

  1. Back-biting
  2. Cash Cow
  3. Dare-Devil
  4. Eagle Eye
  5. Fact finding
  6. Gas Guzzler
  7. Hale and hearty
  8. Add insult to injury
  9. Jibber-Jabber
  10. Knock-kneed

22 Comments on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #455”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    Let me lay some fact-finding jibber-jabber on you:

    Who is better at creating a cash cow? Would you choose a double-jointed, dope-dealing dare-devil, a knock-kneed, cross-eyed carpenter or a bow-legged, eagle eye entrepreneur?

    I will give you a hint, the three revenue streams are as follows: a gas guzzler, reusable diapers and radio-controlled floss.

    Ya give up? Okay, the meth dealer came up with the gas guzzler. “Bzzzt! Loser!” The visually impaired carpenter invented the floss when he messed up his plumb line. “Bzzzt! Really?”

    To no one’s surprise, the entrepreneur took one look at the landfills and said, “There’s too much s–t in there!” Believe it or not, she created the world’s first reusable diaper that doesn’t require a clothespin for your nose.

    Sadly, Pampers ran a smear campaign (ugh!) She couldn’t overcome the back-biting and insinuations that her invention was a rehash of 19th century cloth diapers.

    To add insult to injury, Pampers came out with a line of reusable diapers which became the flagship product of their “green” Hale and Hearty initiative.

  2. Hey, diddle, diddle,
    The cat and the fiddle,
    The cow jumped over the moon.
    The little dog laughed,
    To see such sport,
    And the dish ran away with the spoon.

    The Hale and Hearty , come one, come all
    To our high-flying carnival craze
    Watch our Cash-Cow jump over the moon!
    A Dare-Devil sure to amaze!

    All Jibber-Jabber will stop
    And Knock-knees don’t knock
    When the cat and the fiddle appear
    The Eagle-Eyes in amazement stare
    As the little dog’s laughs fill their ears

    But Back-Biters bite,
    And Fact-Finders fight,
    As they try to see through the trick,
    Of a Gas-Guzzler dish and spoon dash about,
    Their movements so fast and so quick!

    Finally adding Insult to Injury ,
    PETA just wants to know,
    If any were harmed in our carnival show,
    Of course, the answer is no!

  3. Cathy Miller says:

    The back biting world of corporate life drones with the sting of words run wild. How could words crafting heartfelt messages spiral into such blackened depths of despair?

    Hopping on the cash cow vehicle to success, words entice, persuade, and embrace possibilities. With dare-devil performance, they leap into the universe on a grand ride, leaving spectators yearning for more.

    Those with an eagle eye spot the twists and turns with fact-finding finesse. The gas guzzler words sputter from their hale and hearty beginnings to fall over the cliffs of cliché. To add insult to injury, words that inspired crumble under repetitive rhetoric.

    The jibber-jabber jaunt stumbles into knock-kneed nonsense, sending us on a search for something new.

  4. Chet Ensign says:

    The back-biting had become unbearable. Eagle eyed Jack Farmer’s fact-finding assignment for the Commerce Committee had degenerated into a savage emotional brawl. The auto industry executives who put on such a hale and hearty collegial face at the press conference before the retreat had turned alternately brash and knock-kneed behind closed doors as they maneuvered to protect their cash cows – the huge gas guzzler trucks and SUVs that, despite all the jibber jabber in their advertising – eco-this and safety-that – were really just flimsy, pollution-spewing ATMs for their makers. They were already making veiled threats to Jack about what might happen to his reputation if he looked into their business too closely. And to add insult to injury, dare-devil Bass Maddington had just announced that his latest feat would be to jump the biggest and baddest of these behemoths – the Chevy Continent – across the Grand Canyon. Whether Bass survived or not was immaterial. He’d provoke every motor-headed crazy in the country to copy-cat the stunt and the carnage that resulted would be the only thing the representatives would want to talk about at the next hearing.

    • Anklebuster says:

      Chet, you did a great job weaving the words into this vignette. I laughed at the oh-so-true image of carnage changing the story.



    • KathleenMK says:

      Chet ~ Sorry I am so late to the screen. This was a cleaver use of this playful list. Me thinkith you not a fan of the gas guzzlers nor their creators…:)

      Very entertaining daring ditty in which you added alliterations with the avid avoidance of righteous rigidity. Bravo.

      Write On,

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