Writing Posts – Creative Copy Challenge #578

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. Incentive
2. Graduate
3. Degree
4. Final
5. Completion
6. Remember
7. Deploy
8. School House Rock
9. Elevate
10. Accomplishment


9 Comments on “Writing Posts – Creative Copy Challenge #578”

  1. stormwriter2 says:

    Listen up, kids! I’ve coached most of you for the past four years. Time has flown by, hasn’t it? Here we are in the FINAL week before you GRADUATE and pick up your DEGREEs. I mean, diplomas. I just wanted to state publicly how very proud I am of all of you for this, the first of many great ACCOMPLISHMENTS in your lives. REMEMBER the lessons you learned here, and be free to ELEVATE your thoughts and aspirations to new and loftier INCENTIVES. Here, at the COMPLETION of your high school journey, you are about to DEPLOY into the mayhem that is life. Go with light hearts and fierce determination. And now, for the last time, join me in our inspiring chant: SCHOOL HOURS ROCK! SCHOOL HOURS ROCK! SCHOOL HOURS ROCK! SCHOOL HOURS ROCK! Alright. That’s enough of that! Go out into the great wide world and if you remember, drop your old coach line or send me postcard or stop in when you’re dropping off your own kids at TC High. I’ll be here until I’m 106!

  2. Anklebuster says:

    What do you do when a stranger asks you for the time? Do you have an incentive to elevate the esteem of your home town? Do you deploy defense mechanisms designed to guard against invasions of your personal space? Maybe you just shrug and keep on walking. Well, the latest study out of Harvard can measure the degree of humanity in a region by how often people respond to innocuous queries.

    A group of graduate students were fitted with sensors and recording gadgets. For two weeks, these kids were monitored as they went about their daily routines. Unbeknownst to them, they were targeted by specially trained volunteers, who conspired to “bump” into the test subjects casually. The encounters themselves were an accomplishment of serendipity, cleverness and random weirdness that made this study so much fun. A few of these, compiled at the completion of the monitoring phase, are enlightening:

    SUBJECT M028, VOLUNTEER F117:

    “Excuse me, hi?”
    “Yeah?”
    “Can you direct me to Wadsworth House?”
    “You’re joking around, right?”
    “No, I’m serious.”
    “It’s haunted. You don’t want to go there.”
    “My boyfriend is meeting me there.”
    “Is he dead?”
    “What?”

    SUBJECT M214, VOLUNTEER M009:

    “Yo, do you have the time?”
    “It’s clobberin’ time!

    SUBJECT M103, VOLUNTEERS M129, F064:

    “Hi! Excuse us for a second, but could you settle a bet for us?”
    “Uhm, sure.”
    “Do you remember ‘Schoolhouse Rock’? My girlfriend here sings it wrong. There’s no ‘button’ in it, right?”
    {Starts humming song} “Actually, it’s ‘I got and, but, and or’.
    “You’re both wrong. Later, he sings, ‘Dirty but happy, digging and scratching, losing your shoe and a button or two. He’s poor but honest, sad but true, Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!'”
    “Wow, your girl sounds like she knows what she’s talking about. I would say she’s right.”


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