My Weekly Writing Challenge

Last week I set you the task of writing a story in ten words and you found it easy! So this week, I’m going to make it a little harder for you. I’d like another ten word story but this week, you need to find some way of using the words ‘potato’ and ‘Friday’ in your story! I wonder if they’ll be many challengers this week!

In the meantime, be inspired by last week’s ten worders:

Keith Channing was on the ball with a super story in so few words:

The meteorite fell without warning. Not a single soul survived.

Jason Moody showed us that not even ten words are needed:

In the beginning, there was light.
Turn it off!

Sacha Black demonstrated that you can tell a story with a beginning, middle and end in only ten words:

“Push harder.”

“Aaargh, I can’t.”

“Nearly there…”

“It’s a Boy.”

Jason soon came back with several ten worders. My favourite has to be number 4:





“True. Took ages to build.”

“Day, no?”


“What have you done to my cookie?”

“So that’s crumbling!”


“Look out. Asteroid!”

“It’s not the end of the world.”


He came. He sawed. He’d ruined the wife’s new kitchen.


Dark eyes stared at me.

“I must clean this mirror.”


Woman created beautiful things.

Man concurred.

The world was right.

Geoff Le Pard always gets it spot on:

Begin slow, raise the stakes and end with a twist.

Maria Wilhelmsson says she found it hard but she made it look effortless with such a good story:

She gasped with relief. Her son had survived the massacre.

Jasdeep Kaur sent in two brilliant stories:


Lorene collapsed. Leaving her worries behind, she flew to freedom.


Monica alienated her first date. She shouldn’t have taken neat.



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41 Responses to My Weekly Writing Challenge

  1. Kate Loveton says:

    These all great. I especially liked the clever tale about the wife’s kitchen and the one about the asteroid.

    Well done by all!

  2. Sacha Black says:

    Fab – all of them 🙂


    Friday fish and chips do not count as healthy potatoes.

  3. Harder…
    “The potato man came today.”
    “Because it’s Friday!”

  4. Sorry, that was only nine words. Feel free to insert an expletive of choice between it’s and Friday

  5. JasonMoody77 says:



    “Why can’t they speak English?”

    “They’re so lazy”

  6. Well, I think they’ve all done very well because, to be honest, I scratched around trying to create a ten word story and failed. Now you want the same thing but with “Friday” and “Potato” in it. Oh no !

  7. JasonMoody77 says:

    The potato sat. It was Friday. Four days to roast.

  8. JasonMoody77 says:

    Three? Lol.

  9. TanGental says:

    Man Friday dipped the potato in cheese: I’ve invented crisps!
    Mr Potato Head loved Fridays; until they became fry days.

  10. Jasdeep Kaur says:

    That’s what you call quick and clever responses…

    “Brian…couch potato”
    “Reduced? Looking fab.”

  11. JasonMoody77 says:

    “Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday? Crap. I Need potato peeler.”

  12. JasonMoody77 says:

    “It’s Friday 13th.”


    “You forgetting last years potato debacle?”

  13. This is so much fun! Can I play?

  14. Caviar and champagne on Friday.
    Saturday to Thursday; potato soup.

  15. I work Monday to Friday.
    I’m a couch potato

    One potato to last until Friday,
    but we have rice.

  16. “This Friday we’re launching potato Missles.”
    “Bring it on.”

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