Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #524

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.

(P.S. – oopps my birthday week seemed to have kept me real busy and I missed a week. Thanks, ahead of time, for the forgiveness.)

 

  1. Venerable
  2. Vision
  3. Vigil
  4. Unity
  5. Tenebrae
  6. Tomb
  7. Tulips
  8.  Solace
  9. Reorientation
  10. Ovation
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3 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #524”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    Thrusters fired one last time. The venerable rocketship, Unity, entered its final orbit of decay around Jupiter, where it would spiral ever-slowly down into that giant, gaseous tomb.

    Karsten took solace in the fact that his family thought he’d landed safely on Mars. That they’d be spared the agonizing experience of a vigil almost–almost–made this solemn tenebrae bearable. He imagined them, back on Earth, tossing tulips and giving ovation after ovation in honor of his historic landing.

    The vision presented by the Deep Space Commission to the clueless public was far more benign than the reality: Karsten and his crew had been sent on a one-way mission to intercept The Devil’s Balls, the deadly comet twin aimed directly at Earth. The impact with Unity diverted their path to a harmless fly-by. But, the inevitable reorientation of the rocketship was the price.

    ———–

    Learning the meaning of tenebrae kind of led to this gloomy submission. Cool, eh?


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