Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #467

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 before and 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.

<em> Between my body fighting off the flu and the shortened week… well, the days got past me, so I am sorry for the late post.

Merry Christmas to you all,


  1. Toboggan
  2. Partridge
  3. Sugarplum
  4. Icicle
  5. Fir
  6. Cap
  7. Bough
  8. Wassail
  9. Scarf
  10. Nutcracker

One Comment on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #467”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    The bough broke. Down came the partridge: scarf, cap and all. Jamie swore.

    “Dammit, Kirsten, I told you to get a fir tree.”

    “Don’t swear on the eve of our Lord’s birth. I thought you said ‘pear’ tree and this was the closest thing I could find.”

    “Why would you think … ? Oh, that stupid song you like.”

    “It’s not stupid. You just hate it because you can’t remember all 12 verses.”

    “Well, I’m glad I didn’t send you out for a wassail. You’d probably come back with a couple of waffles.”

    “How dare you! Do I make fun of your cleft palate?”

    “Um…yeah! Does this ring a bell? ‘Girl, I hate kissing him. It’s like sticking my tongue into a sugarplum that’s been squeezed by a nutcracker!’”

    Kirsten was mortified. “That was a private conversation!

    Jamie snickered. “Oh, not ‘Sorry, honey?’ You going to twist this around and make it about me?”

    Kirsten shrugged, “Ah, forget it. And forget the partridge. It’s too heavy. Let’s just put it on the mantel, next to the toboggan.” She handed him a plastic icicle. “Won’t this look lovely on the tree?”

    Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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