Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #542

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. Frugality
  2. Disintegrate
  3. Random
  4. Travails
  5. Jeremiad
  6. Diabolical
  7. Cynic
  8. Expropriation
  9. Toiled
  10. Improve

One Comment on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #542”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    Kendra opened the big book of stories to a random page. “I’ll just do a little writing prompt…”

    But that the dread of something after death,
    The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
    No traveller returns, puzzles the will
    And makes us rather bear those ills we have
    Than fly to others that we know not of?

    Kendra stared at what resulted from those haunting words. It was drivel! She toiled to improve the rocky plot. While frugality was not her strong point, her travails had no power to disintegrate her ethics.

    She refused to follow the in the footsteps of her brother who, with the typical disdain of a cynic, hastened the expropriation of “OPP”–Other People’s Property–for his own monetary gain. So what if his books had sold millions of copies?

    No, she would not be so diabolical as to re-render the bard’s most famous jeremiad. She yanked the half-typed page from the machine and wadded it into a tight little ball.


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