Writing Prompt — Creative Copy Challenge # 609

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. Vow
  2. Wurp – a term of acknowledgement
  3. Roaring 20s
  4. Sockdollager — a decisive blow or a remarkable person or thing
  5. Mazuma – slang for money
  6. Don’t take any wooden nickels
  7. Noodle juice
  8. Sinker
  9. Nerts – to express disgust an exclamation
  10. Zozzled – a 1903’s way of expression how drunk you were


One Comment on “Writing Prompt — Creative Copy Challenge # 609”

  1. KathleenMK says:

    Nerts!” Sam said as he watched the love of his life say her vows. A tear came to his eyes as he sat in the last pew.

    “It’s a sockdollager Sam, it’s a down right sockdollager,” Tim said as he slid down into the open spot beside his buddy.

    Wurp,” Sam responded as he lifted his hand to wipe his tears away.
    Tim pulled his flask out of his inside breast pocket. He unscrewed the top, took a swig, and held it out in front of Sam. Sam hand went palm up to refuse.

    “I wanna remember her on this day, for the rest of my life,” Sam added to his rebuff.
    “Annie being snatched up and off the market is an occasion to become zozzled,” Tim said in a hushed voice as he looked at the bride longingly.

    “The Roaring 20s were made better with Annie in them,” Sam conceded as the bride and groom made their way out of the church. “Don’t take any wooden nickels,” Sam mumbled half-under his breath.

    “Let’s go on over to the Bourbon & Branch and get us some noodle juice Sam.
    “That dame is worth plopping down some mazuma for, for sure,” Sam said, knowing he missed his chance with the fiery red head too.

    “Yes, yes she is,” Tim said as he tucked his flask back in his coat.

    “Hey, maybe we can Johnny’s Doughnuts, on the way and all, and pick up a sinker or two?” Sam added as the melancholy gents left the hallow ground.

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