Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #584

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. Celebration
  2. Independence
  3. Worth fighting for
  4. Apple Pie
  5. Hotdog
  6. Fireworks
  7. Parade
  8. Uncle Sam
  9. Birthday
  10. History

3 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #584”

  1. Tanja Cilia says:

    “Arise!” ordered Uncle Sam, as he simultaneously whipped both quilts off his hapless twin nephews. “Git! Independence Day Hotdog and Apple Pie are worth getting out of bed for! ” he cajoled. How could they know that his false bonhomie was hiding a broken heart? It was his wife’s birthday, and each year, they would joke about how the celebration, the parade, and the fireworks, were all in her honour. And then came September 11, when she, their daughter, her sister, and a niece had been blown to Kingdom Come. The boys had been spared – because they had been on a fishing trip with him. Each year, in his mind, it was history repeating itself.

  2. Anklebuster says:


    Your Uncle Sam is ruining my birthday celebration. He stuck fireworks in the kids’ hotdogs, tried to parade around the yard naked, claiming independence from constricting drawers, then peed on Aunt Betsy’s apple pie.

    I understand he has a history of mental problems and it’s not worth fighting for an outright ban, but his vast wealth does not give him the right to make the rest of us extremely uncomfortable.

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