Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #545

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. Disposability
  2. Ancestral
  3. Foreshadowed
  4. Cohesiveness
  5. Destinies
  6. Vanguard
  7. Decreed
  8. Overextension
  9. Arduous
  10. Snobbish

8 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #545”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    Ancestral burial rites foreshadowed the vanguard of human recycling. From the elaborate funerary practices of ancient Egyptians, to the Terracotta Army of the first Emperor of China, humans have decreed that destinies were not subject to disposability.

    Immortality appealed to humble and snobbish, alike. Fortunately, by 2217 A.D., transmigration had been elevated to the ranks of basic human rights. However, few people had the mental strength to survive the arduous preparation for The Change. The very old were too enfeebled, the very young were too ignorant and most of the rest of humanity were too self-absorbed to embrace the required overextension of mind, body and soul.

    John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt intended to change all that, with his Chewable Möbius Cohesiveness Strips ®. The soft green rubber-band easily took care of extending the body–it was nutritious and gave the jaw muscles a workout. It excelled at exalting the soul–the topography resonated with the astral plane. He just needed someone to write a catchy advertisement to capture the mind and never release it. He hired Phyllis Naomi Hurwitz, who came up with this ditty:

    This is the band that never ends.
    Yes, it goes round and round again
    Smart people started chewing it for the energy buzz
    And they’ll never stop chewing it forever just because
    This is the band that never ends.

    • KathleeKMK says:

      Mitch ~ You funny, funny man you! And so clever with the jingle! LOL.

      …Vanguard of human recycling….…survive the arduous preparation…

      Great use of the list.

      Thankyou for helping to keep the fire burning.

      Write On,


      • Anklebuster says:

        Thanks, Kathleen. I liked this one enough to put on my blog, as you can probably tell from the pingback (Do folks still use that term?)

        I keep hoping everyone will come back…



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  3. KathleeKMK says:

    Hello Mitch ~

    I know… I saw that. I approved it! As it showed up in my email for approval!

    Bravo. Write On,


  4. Chet says:

    It was Rudy’s overextension that put the ancestral assets in jeapordy and threatened the familial cohesiveness that had bound them together for a century. The Fohpaah family had shared a common vision of their destinies since Burnhart Fohpaah led the vanguard of their clan into this then-remote harbor and decreed that they would raise a new city to rival the great centers of Europe. The old world order, with snobbish certainty, had assumed the disposability of those troublesome strivers and had gladly packed them off to this distant wrinkle of shoreline, sure that the arduous living conditions would make short work of them. Few considered either the raw energy of the little brood or the appetite back home for anonymous bank accounts and lighter regulation of trade. But the disruption of the Fohpaah financial foundation was foreshadowed, if the brothers and sisters had cared to pay attention, in their youngest brother’s pleasure at wagering unimaginable sums – ponies, dice, international currency swings, you name it – on credit.

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