Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #601

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. Michael Meyers
  2. Jason Voorhees
  3. Leatherface
  4. Chucky
  5. Pennywise the Dancing Clown
  6. Freddy Krueger
  7. Jack Torrance
  8. Ghostface
  9. Hannibal Lecter
  10. Cujo


6 Comments on “Writing Prompt – Creative Copy Challenge #601”

  1. Anklebuster says:


    Okay, let’s talk about Dogfarts School of Murder and Mayhem. The mascot is a rabid St. Bernard named Cujo. Founded in 1796, The school was banned from the NCAA in 1911, after the school’s football team, the Rabid Saints, literally mauled their opponents during the 1910 season. However, the team still plays in the Infernal League and has produced a steady stream of stellar performers.

    Bubba “Leatherface” Sawyer (Class of ’74) was an offensive lineman who originated the taunting “feed me” gesticulation emulated by many football players today. He tried to keep the old traditions alive by killing the competition–and eating them. This practice was frowned upon by the Infernal League, until Hannibal Lecter (Class of ’91) popularized it during his tenure as the school’s most violent wide receiver.

    Dogfarts dominated the gridiron in the late 1970’s. Jason Vorhees (Class of ’80) was a freshman when he joined Jack Torrance (Class of ’77) and Michael Meyers (Class of ’78) on what was to become the legendary Ghostface Slashers. The defensive linemen were so vicious, opponents often left their limbs on the field. Jason was the star, though, with over 300 kills to his credit. Michael was a distant second, at just over 100. Jack wouldn’t even be in the conversation, except for the fact that his face paralyzed everyone who got killed by the other two. Team effort, indeed. I remember when Howard Cosell nearly choked in mid-sentence, after a cameraman zoomed in on Torrance.

    Dogfarts was more than just its rabid football team. Its most famous alumnus was, arguably, Freddy Krueger (Class of ’84). He had the advantage of attending school after the reign of the Ghostface Slashers and before “Lambchop” Lechter graced the halls of Dogfarts. Freddy was a dreamer. He put on elaborate stage productions that were so well-written, mortal men plagiarized his work. Don’t be fooled by the imitations you’ve seen, such as It and Child’s Play. They are loosely based on Freddy’s characters Pennywise the Dancing Clown and Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray. Both characters appeared in Freddy’s senior class project: Bob Gray vs. Barclay.

  2. Meg says:

    Dark Fable

    Eating curd made of Meyer lemons
    Curdled to the texture of leather,
    Can I face the day without sunsweet?
    I chuck out the mess Michael made of my kitchen.
    My once clean kitchen is splattered
    With jack o lantern guts.
    Jason Freddy and jack
    Argue over who is a ghost
    A big dog
    A dancing clown.
    They toss a penny
    Decide to be Romans
    Facing Hanibal’s elephants.
    We leave out the scary parts
    The last names
    And the kitchen to clean
    And go gather candy.

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