My Weekly Writing Challenge

My daughter seems to have a knack for coming up with great words for my weekly writing challenge and for stimulating your creativity. She’s come up with another five for you:

  • maraca
  • flabbergasted
  • ventriloquist
  • pensive
  • Obama

So, you can add another five words to make this into a ten-word story challenge. Off you go!

Last week’s words were:

  • fedora
  • patagonia
  • pink
  • melancholy
  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (apparently the longest word in the dictionary and it means a lung disease caused by inhalation of very fine silica or quartz dust!)

Here are the hilarious results:

Francesca Anibali was up first:

Patagonia was melancholy. Alice got a pink fedora and pneumoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

Judith Westerfield had this to say about the challenge. Please take a look:

‘You’ll have to click on my link to read my story and see the picture of “Patagonia” aka Stroppy’:

Pollyesther couldn’t resist the challenge:

A pink fedora melancholy, remembering combatting my pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis in Patagonia.

Jane Basil loved this as all her entries show:

Melancholy in Pategonia
Pink fedora beside me,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis inside me

oh, melancholic Pategonia,
take my Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
leave my pink fedora.

A pink melancholy sky
A fedora
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis in disguise

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis killed Pategonia
a melancholy pink fedora floats

Melissa Barker Simpson sent in this gem:

‘Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?’ What? Patagonia removed her pink fedora. Overwhelmed with melancholy.

Sandra Conner turned hers into a news story, complete with headline:


Infected pink fedoras in Patagonia led to melancholy and Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Sacha Black‘s story was very witty:

“Melancholy?” Fedora asked. “Much worse dear. Patagonia has pink pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.”

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16 Responses to My Weekly Writing Challenge

  1. Sacha Black says:

    Obama LOL. how controversial can I make it? :p

    Obama’s not pensive, just a flabbergasted ventriloquist shaking a maraca.

  2. TanGental says:

    The ventriloquist flabbergasted a pensive Obama with her talking maraca.
    Obama flabbergasted a pensive Senate with his maraca-eating ventriloquist act.

  3. There are some wonderful ten word stories there – all so different and unique. That was fun! My attempt this week: The flabbergasted ventriloquist waved a maraca at a pensive Obama!

  4. This weeks challenge is even better than last weeks. I’ve limited it to 3 this time – tell me if I’m being greedy. I’ve categorised them.
    “Why so pensive, Obama?”
    “The ventroquist stole my maraca. Flabbergasted!”
    Obama ducked, flabbergasted. The ventriloquist, pensive, retrieved the maraca.
    Pensive, Obama the ventriloquist plays maraca.
    Flabbergasted, his subjects stare.

  5. Obama, the gifted ventriloquist, was flabbergasted by a crying maraca

  6. For the pensive ventriloquist: Obama’s maraca will leave you flabbergasted!

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