Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #474


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.


Five Adverbs: a word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, etc.
And five Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues.


  1. Eventually
  2. Primarily
  3. Necessarily
  4. Somewhat
  5. Elsewhere
  6. Baleful: deadly, foreboding
  7. Boorish: crude, insensitive
  8. Crapulous: immoderate in appetite
  9. Mendacious: deceptive
  10. Querulous: cranky, whining

One Comment on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #474”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    The dye was cast upon the pool table. After it dried, Harkum took pictures, posted them on his social media accounts and waited.

    Elsewhere, an intrepid hacker downloaded the images into Photoshop where, eventually, hidden messages were interspersed between the bits and bytes of blues and greens. The modified images were printed onto posters and plastered all over the city.

    Jacob carefully removed one such poster from the corkboard at the laundromat. The mendacious picture meant absolutely nothing to him, though he was somewhat baffled by the amount of money he received from his baleful employer, each time such images were delivered.

    Roscoe the Pusher was primarily interested in the cocaine he received for every stack of images he turned over to the Righteous Brothers. Were it not for Roscoe’s own crapulous taste for the powder, he’d have been rich by now. As it was, his boorish mansion was stuffed with ill-gotten gains.

    Abraham Jones and Franklin Higginbottham studied the images. They argued over interpretations: one insisted upon alerting their handlers; the other–rather querulous in his plea–requested more time to track down the hacker.

    Somewhere in Indiana, a 12 year-old whiz cackled. Not necessarily because he was aware of the chain of events he had set off–he wasn’t–but because his daddy’s credit card let him play Lords of Liechtenstein for hours.


    “Aktivieren sie das Botnet.”

    Heinrich tapped a command into his cellphone.

    Harkum’s phone rang.

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