Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #550

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. Kerfuffle
      2. Brouhaha
      3. Flag
      4. Patriotic
      5. Carious
      6. Unexpected
      7. Bomb
      8. Safety
      9. Mimic
      10. Ashes
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13 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #550”

  1. Anklebuster says:

    The unexpected kerfuffle from flag-waving, patriotic fans led to mean-spirited taunts from fans of the opposing team. The safety and well-being of all parties was furthered imperiled when the clowns in the nose-bleed section began to mimic the act of mooning–whether directed towards players, officials or the general public, no one ever determined.

    The ensuing brouhaha was worse than having a bomb go off in the stadium. Likely, a bomb did go off, judging by the concrete pillars, whose carious pits rose up from the ashes.

  2. KathleenMK says:

    “There is no need for a brouhaha over of people throwing the flag on the ground,” the newscaster from Sock the Buggar in the Mouth Free Radio said. “According to Joe anti-American citizen, it’s their right. How do you feel about that Mr. President?”

    A kerfuffle began in the bar of the Patriotic Bomb, situated in the bread-basket of the United States.

    “Keep it down boys. It’s just some fella who practicing carious behavior,” the bartender said in a voice loud enough to be heard over the multitude of objections to what we being played on the radio.

    “That piece of … manure … forgets that we fight to give him that darn right!” Sam, an otherwise quiet man of few words unexpectedly spoke up. “He sits there in the safety of his radio station mimicking someone who cares for the rights of others….” Sam stabbed the ember side of his cigarette into the ashes waiting on the bar top. His eyes became affixed as the sight of his rack-mate’s burnt torso filled his mind. I am sorry Jim. I tried to get to you. I really did. Sam said under his breath.

    Recognizing that far off stare, the bartender quietly placed a double shot of Royal Crown in front of Sam.

  3. stormwriter2 says:

    Yes, I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, to the best of my recollection, so help me God.

    These events took place last year over the course of the Memorial Day picnic and parade in Searchlight, Nevada. As you may know, Searchlight is the hometown of Senator Harry Reid, and he often attends the small town functions, rubbing elbows with the desert rats, gold miners and other PATRIOTIC, FLAG-waving Americans. The senator’s humble attitude is often UNEXPECTED by people in the crowd.

    Last year, the event turned out to be something of a KERFUFFLE, or a BROUHAHA, if you will. Many of the locals, as you may know, work out at the Castle Mountain Gold Mine, where explosives akin to BOMBS are routinely utilized in the mining process. Naturally, the miners are well-versed in SAFETY procedures. However, as often happens, familiarity sometimes breeds contempt and some of the most experienced miners, refuse to MIMIC the correct safety procedures.

    A miner by the name of Johansen smuggled at least two sticks of dynamite out of the mine and into the parade area. He claimed that he thought it would be funny, because no one ever plays pranks on the senator, at least not publicly in Searchlight.

    This Johansen has a particularly rotten and CARIOUS smile, which caused the senator to visibly flinch the year before, when shaking his hand. I’m quite sure that that unintended humiliation was Johansen’s motive for wanting to prank the senator to bits and ASHES.

    Fortunately, yours truly overheard Johansen bragging about his prank and I called 9-1-1, which led me to talk to you fellows and testify in this here witness stand.


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