Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #510

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.

  1. Tie
  2. Quilt
  3. Thread
  4. Stiletto
  5. Quarter
  6. Fat
  7. Salvage
  8. Batting
  9. Layers
  10. Stitch

Thank you to Sheryl Kolt, my sister, for throwing out words today, and assisting with the list!

And I hope, for all of you who visit here that are Americans, I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!


9 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #510”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    To the average American watching the nation’s favorite pastime on a tiny screen, the guy at home plate appears to be batting marbles with a stiletto. However, on my 200 inch Quantum Moonshot Ultra, I can count every stitch on that fat, basketball-sized orb. The gargantuan trolls swinging and missing with their clumsy clubs ensure that this extra-innings tie won’t be broken any time soon.

    With a sigh, I flip the screen back to monitoring thread counts on the automatic quilting machine. My eyes widen in horror as I watch the needle rip through three layers of cheap fabric. I had forgotten to reduce the velocity from the last run! There is going to be no way to salvage this mess.

    To mix a metaphor, I’m betting it’s the last quarter for me. I pick up the phone and ring my supervisor.

    • KathleenMK says:

      Mitch –
      … the guy at home plate appears to be batting marbles with a stiletto.”
      This is a fabulous statement and created a vision for me!

      And a clever way to use the list that, once again, has brought joy to my reading mind and my heart!

      Write On,

      Kathleen

  2. /chet says:

    To the authorities, we were the Buckfield Hollow Quilting Bee, three fat old ladies who gossiped about their neighbors over their needle and thread, making one old-style quilt after another. Some charity up in Canada bought them and those government men in their gray uniforms, they were happy to take a quarter of the price we got. Never crossed their minds for a second what they might find if they took a stiletto to the thin thread holding them together and picked apart those panels.

    Never could figure out why they couldn’t find more of the people’s valuables though they sure snooped around enough. Didn’t never occur to them to watch us drooling, nattering old crones at our work. And a good thing too. We had to be careful enough how we would tie the jewels or gold rings or coins into bundles, then wrap them soft in the batting and stitch ’em into layers in one ugly quilt after another. We’d give them gray men our nicest half-toothed smile while we wrapped them quilts in tissue paper and laid ’em into boxes and to ship to the nice cousins up north who God had told to salvage our fortunes.

  3. meek willed says:

    Waiting patiently for for the fat man stiletto with batting him in with mince pies, to trigger his trap made from quilts layers, stiches and tied together in a way that could quarter a man.
    Santa Wouldn’t see it coming.

  4. meek willed says:

    Waiting patiently for for the fat man stiletto with batting him in with mince pies, to trigger his trap made from quilts layers, stiches and tied together in a way that could quarter a man.
    Santa Wouldn’t see it coming and even there will be nothing to salvaged.


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