My Weekly Writing Challenge

There I was, last week, thinking that I’d made things difficult for you by asking for a ten-word story using the words ‘potato’ and ‘Friday’ somewhere in the story. I wasn’t sure if I’d have many challengers at all. Boy, was I proved wrong! Read the fantastic results below.

Right then, time to get tough. This week’s challenge is for a ten-word story, using the words ‘Easter’, ‘bucket’ and ‘cat’. Let’s see what you’ve got!

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Now, here are last week’s gems:

Sacha Black was the first to show me how easy it was:

Friday fish and chips do not count as healthy potatoes.

Keith Channing was quickly in there too:

“The potato man came today.”


“Because it’s flippin’ Friday!”

Jason Moody sent in some belters:


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


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


“It’s Friday 13th.”


“You forgetting last year’s potato debacle?”

Now Geoff Le Pard is just showing off with these two:


Man Friday dipped the potato in cheese: I’ve invented crisps!

Mr Potato Head loved Fridays; until they became fry days.

Maria Wilhelmmson entertains with this one:

“Thank god it’s Friday!”


“Potato delivery by gorgeous John…”

Linda Sage sent in her first challenge. Welcome Linda! And very clever it is too:

“Look,” said Robinson Crusoe to Friday, “this is a potato.”

Jasdeep Kaur enjoyed all the other stories and felt inspired to send in her own:



“Brian…couch potato.”

“Reduced? Looking fab.”



Jane Basil is another taking up the challenge for the first time and her entries are simply brilliant:


Caviar and champagne on Friday.

Saturday to Thursday; potato soup.


I work Monday to Friday.


I’m a couch potato.


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



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20 Responses to My Weekly Writing Challenge

  1. Bucketing down all Easter it was, cats and bloomin’ dogs!

  2. yeseventhistoowillpass says:

    Mr. Potato observed a quiet Good Friday before being eaten.

  3. TanGental says:

    Forensics tested the dent; Cat kicked the bucket at Easter.
    Each of Cat’s bucket lists always included: ‘Chocolate-free Easter.

  4. JasonMoody77 says:

    Percy, a black cat, despised Easter. Bucket time, he thought.

  5. JasonMoody77 says:

    “How many Easter eggs in the bucket? Win a cat!”

  6. Kate Loveton says:

    Shabby as a barn cat, an Easter bucket, not basket.

  7. Easter means a cat must sit in a bucket….true?

  8. Great stories! I have come to really enjoy these little challenges. Happy Easter 🙂

    “My cat loves Easter.”
    “Mine too!”
    “Playing with buckets, right?”

    The Easter bunny put a bucket over the cat.

    The cat found the bunny’s Easter hideout.
    Under the bucket.

  9. Sacha Black says:

    Easter, that weekend when cats poop in the egg bucket.

    sorry it was so late, I actually had to think quite hard about this… rough week!

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