Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #514

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. Auld Lang Syne
  2. Times Square
  3. Stroke of midnight
  4. Merrymaking
  5. In with the new
  6. Hourglass
  7. Father Time
  8. Extravaganza
  9. Dancing
  10. Confetti

<em>Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! — Kathleen</em>

4 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #514”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    As my pod hurtles toward deep space, hypoxia ignites an extravaganza of confetti behind my eyes. The dancing blues and merrymaking Moebius strips twist about one another like an eldritch hourglass. A clarity of confusion allows me to compute the fifth power of Auld Lang Syne: moons in the seventh house past times square gone by Mars having a stroke of midnight when Diana kicks his ass into oblivion.

    Father time has come in with the new oxygen tank and repeatedly whispers in my ear:

    “Ketamine is not for you, son.”

  2. KathleenMK says:

    Mitch ~ I am loving …A clarity of confusion… and then the Ketamine is not for you, son.” wow, not that is true for most of us!

    May you and yours have a Happy New Year and a holiday season overfilled with enough joys that they spill over, deep, into the new year!

    Write On,


  3. KathleenMK says:

    Sarah Jane noticed, upon return to her desk, a white long steamed rose with a glided envelope attached, placed in her chair. She looked around and saw no one. I wonder how this got here? And who put it there? She wondered silently.

    She picked them up, sitting as she opened the envelope. Slowly she pulled the card out, and read the type written invitation.

    Dear Apple of my eye;

    If you are interested in merrymaking with someone who sees that Father Time has decided to use Cupid’s arrow in suggesting that it is time to say, ‘out with the old’ … and I hope you are willing to say, ‘in with the new’.

    I will be waiting for you, at the stroke of midnight, below the hourglass, but above the Extravaganza of all others singing Auld Lang Syne, but I will still offer you a little dancing, should you choose to follow the confetti to me.

    Sincerely yours,
    The one who wishes to no longer be your secret admirer

    Sarah Jane’s curiosity peaked, she looked at her watch, “that is times squared from now!” the butterflies began to take flight in her stomach as she wondered, who left this invite and what to wear?

  4. Meg says:

    A new year old fears and a bloodied hour glass.
    In the cold time when shared schnapps
    does not warm, we early to the party
    watch the test confetti mingle with falling snow.
    The square is being cordoned off.
    In with the new security pylons.
    The frisking metal detectors just part of the extravaganza.
    Muted merry making in the shadow of the new normal.
    We sing auld Lang syne at the stroke of midnight and watch the crystal fall.

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