Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #527

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. Fledgling
  2. Dubious
  3. Lopsided
  4. Muddle
  5. Irked
  6. Vexatious
  7. Blunder
  8. Feasible
  9. Pliant
  10. Jeer

32 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #527”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    I tried to muddle through the vexatious angst of creating a feasible product to sell on the Internet. Vexed, because I didn’t really understand marketing. Angst, due to the unrelenting jeers and taunts I received from my family.

    Eventually, I decided on a list of dubious candidates:

    A pliant broom – able to reach under those tight areas, like radiators and breakfronts;
    A deck of cards with inconspicuous marks – for fledgling grifters, cardsharps and would-be poker stars;
    A mobile phone with a large “undo” button – to reverse accidental butt-dialing, compromising selfies and auto-correct blunders.

    I sent this list to ten friends. I knew that I had irked them all, for when the results were tallied, I got a lopsided “victory” for the broom–and where I could shove it.

  2. My feeble, fledgling attempts at a dubious design was laughingly lopsided and a mismatched muddle that left me irked indefinitely.

    The various vexatious drafts produced a blunder banquet without a feasible form or pliant picture of what I hoped to achieve.

    Leave it to the pros, is my not-so-jesting jeer.

  3. Paula Hendrickson says:

    “Thou VEXATIOUS FLEDGLING! Thinkest the Bard himself wouldst not be IRKED by such a monumental BLUNDER?” the director shouted as the production’s newest stagehand struggled to right himself after tripping over a LOPSIDED piece of scaffolding and landing against a surprisingly PLIANT false beam.

    Given the DUBIOUS start to his first day, the stagehand thought it FEASIBLE it might also be his last. The JEER of the pretentious director still ringing in his ears, he thought, “I may be in a MUDDLE, but the show must go on.”

  4. SRS says:

    Jonathan triumphantly celebrated on the phone, leaving me to muddle through the lopsided investor proposal, seething at my desk. It just wasn’t feasible to launch our fledgling company under these terms. I had been dubious of his ability to secure the best terms….but after all, he was the face of the company, wasn’t he? “Growth means compromise!” he had admonished me on his way to the pitch. But I was irked beyond measure to discover that his pliant accommodation of their requests extended all the way to rights to our underlying patent! “You…you gave away the secret sauce!” I exclaimed, but my jeer fell on deaf ears. His vexatious blunder could cost us everything. Today was supposed to be our victory. How did I let this happen?

  5. Love this line, SRS ~ But I was irked beyond measure to discover that his pliant accommodation of their requests extended all the way to rights to our underlying patent! Well done and welcome!

  6. Anklebuster says:

    Thanks, Kathleen. I just dug into my swipe file of Rube Goldberg Ideas. LOL



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