Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #505

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. Jack-O-Lantern
  2. Spooky
  3. Decorations
  4. Trick-or-treat
  5. Alarming
  6. Apparition
  7. Bloodcurdling
  8. Broomstick
  9. Eerie
  10. Enchant

7 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #505”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    Tonight, Xenia intended to enchant her ugly-ass boyfriend, Harold. She only put up with his broomstick-thin, Jack-o-lantern gapped-tooth goofiness because his bank account balance had an alarming number of zeroes on it. Plus, in five weeks, they would be husband and wife, at which point, she would finally move into his spooky old mansion and start plotting his demise. Maybe then, she would have enough to pay back Antonio.

    She removed her ratty, terrycloth robe, dabbed on some cheap perfume–Ungaro Apparition–then threw on a bloodcurdling green dress that made her look like one of the Joker’s hookers dressing up for trick-or-treat. She giggled at the thought, for she was sure Harold would be dazzled by her decorations and start moaning about wanting to eat her. The creep!

    The doorbell rang. Startled, Xenia, nearly tripped over the bed as she ran, bare-foot and with open dress flapping about her arms, downstairs to the foyer. The frosted glass concealed the caller.

    “Who is it?”

    “Honey, it’s me.”

    An eerie chill pimpled Xenia’s arms and snatched her breath away. How the hell did Harold find out where she lived? Oh God! This was going to be a disaster! She opened the door slowly.

    A giant gun smacked her in the face. Xenia fell backwards onto the floor. Harold grinned at her with his snaggled teeth as he pulled the trigger. “Antonio says, ‘Hi’.”

  2. I enchant a Jack-o-Lantern and watch it leer
    At passing Trick-or-Treaters this time of year.
    Who needs decorations when you’ve got the real thing:
    An apparition on a broomstick and a magic ring?
    Alarming passing candy-seekers is a lot of fun,
    So I conjure up some eerie ghosts who make the kids all run,
    But of all the cool and spooky things that I dream,
    The best is hearing kids emit a bloodcurdling scream.

  3. KathleenMK says:

    Catherine ~~ Welcome to the fold!
    I am glad you decided to come on over.

    As I noted – I can see this. I love your opening… I enchant a Jack-o-Lantern…. You grabbed me from the beginning to see what was to come next, bravo. and …candy-seekers… You have me chuckling on this one!

    And ending it with screaming children… wonderful!

    I look forward to seeing more from you.

    Write On,


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