Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #515

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. Resolve
  2. Ambition
  3. Mission
  4. Duty
  5. Limit
  6. Target
  7. Undertaking
  8. Word of Honor
  9. Stipulation
  10. Asseveration



11 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #515”

  1. Tanja Cilia says:

    “I solemnly declare that it is my duty, my mission, my resolve to target all forms of fraud and deceit and underhand dealings. I give you my word of honour that I will come down like a tonne of bricks on those who encroach on the rights of others, or who in any way violate the country’s laws. I shall target those who break the law, thwarting their no-limit ambition to become rich at any cost. I vow to you that this will be my first major undertaking when – not if – I am elected. I only make one stipulation, viz., that you trust me blindly.” Having delivered his asseveration to the gallery, he turned on his heels and left the hall, to the mad cheering and clapping of the claque, which was soon picked up by others.

  2. KathleenMK says:

    Tanja – Well done. You had me rallying behind this candidate!

    Happy New Year.

    Write On,


  3. Anklebuster says:

    “It is my duty to inform you that we do not recognize the asseveration of your Declaration of Independence. However, you, dear George, can plant your lips where the sun fails to shine.” George William Frederick threw down his gloves, spun on his diamond-encrusted heels and stormed out of the palace to await the remorse and penitence of the rebels.

    The King patiently allowed his ministers to test his resolve, regarding the prolonged undertaking by British troops in the New World. His word of honor would not allow the empire to limit his ambition to completely wear down the rag-tag insurgents.

    At long last, his mettle was rewarded when, on the night of July 4, 1776, George Washington surrendered before a single mission was devised or any target was identified. The King accepted the surrender with the stipulation that all colonies pay a yearly tribute in virgins.

    And that’s what started the War of Independence!

  4. Jane A says:

    On the subject of feral cats fouling our neighborhood and TARGETing songbirds, I RESOLVE to make it my MISSION to accept the UNDERTAKING of catching and neutering every one of these sadly diseased and unloved feline creatures. My STIPULATION to accept this DUTY is to have all you neighbors LIMIT the trash that you leave in the park in the form of paper plates full of kibble that you don’t discard when empty. Enough trash, people! Give me your WORD of HONOR and ASSEVERATION that you share my AMBITION to clean this neighborhood of cat litter, feces, and poor little songbird carcasses for good!

    • Anklebuster says:

      You have my vote. Nasty critters…Fur lookin’ like last year’s throw rug. LOL
      Nicely done, Jane!



      • Jane A. says:

        Thanks, Mitch. This was inspired by an actual problem we had on the somewhat rustic boundary of our urban neighborhood, where well-meaning people would keep feeding the poor creatures, but would leave a mountain of discarded litter behind. Seems to have resolved itself since rail service was recently reintroduced through the area : better fencing, frequent cat-unfriendly train noises, and no doubt fewer people dropping their unwanted pets off there, hoping others would feed them.

    • KathleenMK says:

      Hello Miss Jane!

      You were able to rally the troops with this one and make me snicker a bit as well!

      Happy New Year, and Write On, please!


  5. KathleenMK says:

    The ramblings of the mind on a crisp morning/

    I have ambitions, I really do. I wonder though … is my resolve to achieve … is it part of my mission or is my mission because of the duty I feel? I have a target, but do I limit myself or am I limited by others – and that duty I feel? My asseveration for all of us to strive for our goals, be better – at whatever, be stronger, allow the weakness to drip from your eyes, give your word and have it be your word of honor is strong and loud. I know, at times in life it is a burdensome undertaking, one with a multitude of stipulations, but what if that stipulation was – you do this because if you don’t the breath will not return to your lungs?

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