Creative Copy Challenge #674

This is a writing prompt.
Take the 10 random words below and crush writer’s block and/or grow your creativity by creating a cohesive, short story, poem or progressive story line!
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Write On!

  1. Struggle
  2. Adventure
  3. Nature
  4. Curiosity
  5. Creativity
  6. Freedom
  7. Resourcefulness
  8. Imagination
  9. Outlet
  10. Contentment

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17 Comments on “Creative Copy Challenge #674”

  1. babswh says:

    For some travel is all about Adventure and Struggle. It is an Outlet for them to expend energy and challenge themselves. Their Resourcefulness gets them through difficult terrain. Others are full of Curiosity and want to explore different cultures. Creativity and Imagination motivate others to explore art and science. Me, I love the Freedom of being out in Nature. The Contentment I feel is refreshing and calming. Someday I will have my own little oasis in Nature.

    • KathleenMK says:

      Babswh – And what would you have in your oasis?

      Write on,


    • I love adventure. Struggle, not so much. Challenge, but not hardship. I wish I were more resourceful, but I’m resourceful enough to get by. Curiosity? Check. I love to travel and appreciate other cultures. When in Rome… Creativity and imagination go hand in hand with curiosity, I think. Without freedom, there is no contentment. Not unless you’re a pampered puppy. Maybe then. I’m not sure. Nature does come with constraints – to live entirely in nature, you’d have to expend a lot of energy just keeping yourself fed and alive. I’m not sure that’s “freedom.” Pretty sure I’d die.

  2. “I do not have writer’s block.”

    “Then why are you sitting there, struggling, looking like you’re trying to bleed on paper through the pores in your forehead?”

    “Use your imagination,” I snarled, nearly knocking the chair over as I pushed away from the desk to refill my coffee mug. “Maybe I’m just singularly lacking in creativity.” I sighed, deflating my lungs to match my spirit.

    “I think you need an adventure. Come on, change your clothes and let’s go for a nature walk.”

    A little voice in my head whined, “Don’t wanna. You can’t make me.” Instead of giving it a voice, I downed the coffee – it was lukewarm, anyway, as the coffeemaker had shut off automatically an hour earlier. “Fine.” I put the mug on the counter and went to pull on some clean clothes.

    “Don’t forget water. It’s hot out there.”

    Hot enough to cook my brain. I filled the CamelBak with ice and water and slung the straps over my shoulders. “Okay, let’s get this over with.”

    As I trudged the well-worn path into the woods, the only sounds were birdsong and the sound of tiny twigs snapping under my hiking boots. I didn’t think. I’d been thinking all morning. Might as well give my dysfunctional brain a rest instead of trying to beat it into submission. My legs and back muscles cried, “Freedom!”

    A mile in, a sense of contentment washed over me. I wondered if I had the resourcefulness to survive in the quiet wilderness, alone. I daydreamed about a rustic log cabin, nestled into a clearing in the woods. Would Amazon drop firewood and food in the front yard? I wondered. Maybe Amazon drone deliveries would prove useful, after all.

    My restless energy, given an outlet, finally, gave way to myriad story ideas. As the sunlight’s rays grew golden and faint, I walked back home, contented. Calm. Ready to write. I could hear the sound of laughter from my annoyingly persistent Muse.

    “Hush, you,” I whispered to the wind.


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