Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #590

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. Sauntering
  2. Humiliating
  3. Donned
  4. Intruders
  5. Defender
  6. Revealed
  7. Bed chamber
  8. Benchmark
  9. Chronic
  10. Moot

3 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #590”

  1. tanjamaltija says:

    Her stammer was not as chronic as it was humiliating – when she donned her finery and spoke to her family, or more likely to her imaginary friends, sauntering majestically out of her bed chamber and into the garden, her monologues lasted for hours. Her face would be animated, and her body language worthy of Marceau. At the sight of intruders, she would go deadpan – and silent. It was a moot point as to whether she was “all there” – or whether, at some time in the future, dreadful secrets wold be revealed. Her only defender, her twin sister, on the other hand, was often assumed to be the benchmark for sanity, so logical and rational was she.

  2. Anklebuster says:


    Beetle refused to submit to a humiliating walk of shame. He began sauntering from the Garden of Eden, antennae held high. The royal bed chamber was his assignment and he determined that his work would be the benchmark for all future Coleopteran intruders.

    The Queen doubled over in agony. Her chronic melancholy revealed itself as black vomitus, which the Physician Extraordinary attributed to either consumption or ague. The accuracy of the diagnosis was moot, as Death donned his cape and swept into the chamber.

    Beetle was ill-prepared for Medicus the Defender and realized, belatedly, why the other insects so heartily laughed at his appointment. The death of the Queen was a Pyrrhic victory for Beetle, as he succumbed to a splash of cedar oil.

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