Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #461

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. Redistricting
  2. Apathy
  3. Electorate
  4. Felon
  5. Franchise
  6. Suffrage
  7. Propaganda
  8. Plank
  9. Chad
  10. Victory

2 Comments on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #461”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    “I’m telling you, Marta, the world takes a huge step backward after his victory. You gotta let me insert some propaganda at a safe point.”

    Marta studied her husband’s face. The poor man had no idea that she’d already tried–and failed–to alter the timeline. By the late 20th century, the apathy of the electorate had become so pervasive that just over 50% had voted in the final presidential election of that era.

    Distressed by this slap in the face to her success with the women’s suffrage 36 years ago, Marta took the HyperDrive to the county seat of Alaska and tried to get Sarah Palin into office. When that backfired, she jumped over to Saudi Arabia and nearly lost her head getting women the right to vote. She shook her head sadly and proceeded to give Petri a red herring:

    “Dearest husband, I would sooner allow you to save a felon from walking the plank then permit you to meddle in affairs of state. Instead, I bet you could muddle things up a bit by convincing Ray Kroc not to expand his cow product franchise into the Republic of Chad. He has no idea that the redistricting of N’Djaména will skew his profit projections.”

    Petri glared at his wife as if to let her know that he was not as dull as she suspected. He was merely pretending to get her permission. He had been stuffing ballots all “day”, to ensure that Bill Clinton got another shot at running the country. He softened his gaze, lowered his eyes and purred, “Marta, dear, that is a great suggestion. Let me prepare at once!”

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