Writing Prompts — Creative Copy Challenge # 477

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.

I am beginning to invite others to be the author of a week’s list of words, that means you too! All you have to do is email me at TheHandMaiden_Kathleen@hotmail.com



  1. Agonic line — An imaginary line of the surface of the earth at which the declination of the magnetic field of the earth is zero.
  2. Acolous — Limbless.
  3. Acopic — Curing or relieving fatigue.
  4. Abulomania — Pathological indecisiveness
  5. Antejentacular — Before breakfast
  6. Barracan — Fine silk cloth
  7. Chilgoza — Edible pine seeds
  8. Shifty
  9. Obligation
  10. Purpose

4 Comments on “Writing Prompts — Creative Copy Challenge # 477”

  1. Anklebuster says:

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    I smirked at the shifty sales pitch and threw out the little card. As I chewed on my chilgoza and sipped my smoothie, I perused issue # 477. The featured story promised to explain the secrets of Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle and the Voynich Manuscript. I was intrigued. As I turned to page 17, more stupid blowouts fell from the glossy magazine. Finally, I settled in for a leisurely read…

    …Two hours later, my body was an acolous blob in the grip of abulomania. If this story were true, then everything I had learned about in my forty years as a geologist was wrong, wrong, wrong! My last two books would have to be rewritten to account for magnetic declination.

    I knew about the so-called agonic line, of course. But, like other geologists, I dismissed it as an artifact of human inaccuracy. It never occurred to me that the King of Atlantis had a Bus-sized wormhole in his palace.

    According to Voynich, the “vortex”, as the device was known, had the curious effect of bending light to such a degree that the island appeared to exist southwest of what is now Bermuda. In fact, the island is part of the Santorini archipelago and is invisible as a result of the bent light. The proof is in the evidence preserved from the few survivors of the Bermuda Triangle.

    My own research had confirmed that debris recovered from the Devil’s Triangle was inconsistent with the local flora and fauna. I had examined the goat’s hair from bolts of barracan; they were from animals indigenous to Greece! At the time, I dismissed it all as contamination.

    I reached for my acopic seeds–I couldn’t simply chew on this earth-shattering revelation, alone…

    • KathleenMK says:

      Mitch ~ I am, unabashedly, jealous you are able to make time in your schedule for this writing thing!!
      Wow… I hope that spun out of your imigination and onto the screen with as much ease as it took to read it. Bravo.

      But, alas, you are not alone.

      Although, I am suspicious that goat hair is soft like silk!

      Write On,


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