Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #565

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. Struggles
  2. Monumental
  3. Inspiring
  4. Sacrifice
  5. Devastation
  6. Defining
  7. Actions
  8. Louder
  9. Words
  10. Generational

33 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #565”

  1. Danielle says:

    Struggles The INSPIRING SACRIFICES of everyday people DEFINE the power of good deeds. We always group people into categories by their ACTIONS, which speak LOUDER than their WORDS. This MONUMENTAL GENERATIONAL act is causing DEVASTATION. In my opinion, we should consider everyone equal, and then upgrade or downgrade them by their WORDS and ACTIONS. We shouldn’t disgrace a whole race for something 1, 2, 3, or 4 people did.

    • KathleenMK says:

      Danielle ~
      Well done and well said. Inspiring.

      Write On, Please!


      • Danielle says:

        I’m under 12, and didn’t have to look anything up, and I am writing 3 books.

        • KathleenMK says:

          WoW Miss Danielle !!!!
          Welcome aboard. I look forward to seeing more.

          Write On,


          • Danielle says:


          • Danielle says:

            Under this is part of my book called THE DRAWINGS. Sneak Peak! Enjoy!

            I sprinted down the stairs and threw on my shoes and jacket.
            “Don’t forget to check the mail!” Mom called.
            “I won’t” I called back as I ran out the door.
            Just in time, too, because the yellow school bus was just pulling up. I tried to open the mailbox, but of course, it was frozen shut. Thump, thump. I banged on it. It opened, and I looked through the mail.
            “Mom, mom, dad, mom, me!” I put the rest of the mail in my backpack, and climbed onto the bus.
            “Sit here!” shouted my best friend Kimberly from the back seat.
            “Ok!” I yelled over the noise of the crazy kids.
            Kimberly and I had been best friends since kindergarten. If I got anything in the mail, we would open it together.
            “You got a letter?” she asks.
            “Yeah, let’s open it! I don’t know this address, though.”
            Inside there was an off white piece of paper folded four times. As I unfolded it, the bus became silent. It was as if everyone was watching me open the mysterious letter.
            “It’s a drawing!’’ shouts Kimberly, breaking the silence and losing interest.
            Then everyone started talking again. I looked at the drawing. It was a detailed sketch, but instead of pencil, the ink was rusty-brown, the color of dried blood. The thin, delicate lines formed a tall, slender creature. It had no face, but four arms. They were covered in small, razor-sharp points dripping with blood. The creature had no feet, but glided on a cloud of mist. As I turned to put it in my backpack, I caught movement out of the corner of my eye.
            “I’m imagining things.” I thought. But what I didn’t notice is that the creature had shifted its position on the paper.

          • KathleenMK says:

            Danielle ~ I am sorry it took me so long to get back to sit and read this… I would have loved to read it many days ago, especially since it was such an intriguing read today. :}

            I like this section. I only see a few grammatical corrections needed, and then I remind myself that you are but a young writer. BRAVO. I think you have less corrections than I do on some of my postings!

            You drew this reader in; gave me the creeps a little (good job); and left me hanging. Well done. Now I will go read the 2nd part you posted.

            Write On,


    • @Danielle, you are under 12 years old? If so, that’s fantastic. How did you find this place?

      Wonderful to have you here.

      Write on!

      • Danielle says:

        Yes! I am 12, and I was searching for writer’s topics when I came across this. It seemed fun, so I tried it out! Did y’all like the small bit of my book?

        • Danielle says:

          Fun fact! When I was 2 instead of little Enstines, I would watch nova for hours. I would walk around using words like oscillating … Correctly!

          • @Danielle, I DID like your story. Super job! You make me remember when I was your age and loved my creative writing class.

            Keep on writing. (and check out the link in our menu for Larry Brook’s Cliff Notes. Wish I had his knowledge when I was young like you).


          • Danielle says:

            Well, I have more, but I had to break it up. The first chapter is 3 pages long! I will submit more each new writing prompt day, after my entry.

          • Anklebuster says:

            That works! See you next week! 🙂



    • Anklebuster says:

      Danielle, this is so true. Never lose your faith in humanity! I love seeing more young people expressing themselves, whether through writing, speaking or creating.

      Your sneak peek was intriguing! Let us know when you have more. 🙂



  2. “Hey Billy! I done had me some monumental struggles in there throughout the generationals. I done had to sacrifice much effort over da years, and I caused some serious devastation too. And since actions speak louder than words, even though I don’t know what dat statement means, I’s got an inspiring plan to fix it up.”

    “Bobby, you’s defining da definition of ambiguity. What in tar nation you talking ’bout?”

    “Billy, I’s gonna remodel da outhouse.”

  3. Anklebuster says:

    ** The 500: Prelude **

    “You’re never going to Mars.” With those words, the instructor crushed the spirit of the naïve, challenged the resolve of arrogant and set the tone for the mission. The new class of CEOs would be defining the monumental scope of terraforming Mars.

    The instructor, Hank Barkley, stood at the podium and repeated emphatically, “You’re never going to Mars! And, if you fail to overcome the struggles in the simulations, no one else will ever get to Mars! You may be big-shots in your respective industries, but in here, in C.H.A.R.M. School, you’re maggots! Shit on the bottom of my shoe! Will you, by your actions, evolve into hardy flies or, will you be scraped off, wiped up and thrown out with the garbage!”

    Barkley’s voice became louder as he continued his initiation speech. Several of the students visibly shrank from the verbal onslaught; however, by the time he’d finished, everyone present understood exactly what was being asked of them. Barkley was inspiring the group to rise from the devastation of aborted simulations, retool mission objectives and hone the processes required to survive on Mars.

    These men and women were the vanguards of a multi-generational cadre of workers willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to launch the human species throughout the galaxy.

  4. Danielle says:

    I decided to change it back LOL

  5. Danielle says:


    • KathleenMK says:

      Miss Danielle ~ I wanted to address some of the delays… they were me, working a day job and not getting back up here, sometimes, in a timely manner. Sorry young lady.


  6. Aslam Yaqoob says:

    It is a fact that ACTIONS speak LOUDER than the WORDS. MOTIVATIONAL speeches attract millions of viewers, INSPIRING them to embark upon windows of opportunities. Continued STRUGGLES and SACRIFICES then articulate DEFINING moments for their prosperous lives.

    Web is spreading Multi-GENERATIONAL experiences all over, so that we may mark MONUMENTAL changes in our lives. We can now learn from success stories straight from the horse’s mouth. It only takes our resolve, remove DEVASTATION from our dictionaries and achieve whatever we want. Always remember that our mentors live with us day in and day out.

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