Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge # 539

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. Cranberry
2. Pecans
3. Tunic
4. Willow
5. Confection
6. Stellar
7. Jello
8. Duck
9. Stars
10. Stripes

8 Comments on “Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge # 539”

  1. Tanja Cilia says:

    It was a splendid, stellar picnic – rice salad with chicken and duck, pecans and walnuts and peanuts, strawberry and lime Jell-O, lilac wine and cranberry juice… and some kind of sticky confection made from marshmallows and honey and mint leaves. Marilia wore her stars and stripes tunic over her white ensemble as she bustled about, slender as a willow, deadpan as a mask. She was dead inside.

  2. Hello there Miss Tanja!

    “…lilac wine”…. hummmm Oh, what a surprise at the happy offerings to surprise this reader with the ending. Bravo.

    Write On,


  3. Anklebuster says:

    The stars of this neurotic comedy, Felipe and Willow, had already earned their campaign veteran stripes on the rubber chicken circuit. Felipe handled public relations, Willow, contributions. Together, they pushed the woman in the cranberry tunic one step closer to the State Capitol.

    Felipe had confided to Willow that their fearless leader was addicted to jello shots. He told Willow that, if he didn’t have enough vodka in the mini-bar on the bus, she would become petulant and as bitter as unripe pecans. But, fill her up with lemon gelatin and she could dance around reporters’ questions in the most stellar fashion.

    In turn, Willow hinted that certain–ahem–campaign funds had been diverted on a regular basis for roast duck dinners and 5-star confections at swanky hotel restaurants. It was a far cry from the 5,000 dollar-a-plate slop they got to eat.

    They each put reminders into their calendars: “Schedule time for tailor to let out the seams in that cursed tunic.”

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