Creativity,  Writing Prompt

Apples to Apples to Words

Since it’s the weekend, we want you to have a little fun with your writing* so we’re bringing back the Apples to Apples Challenge! 

This is *not* a contest, we’re just playing with words today, but here are the rules: 

  1. Incorporate the words in large text from the cards below into a short piece of writing – 250 words or less. Once you’re done, post it in the comments for us all to enjoy.
  2. Please keep it family friendly! We want to show off your well-crafted work but we can’t keep it on our site if it goes against our family-friendly policy. You can explore dark topics but you have to handle them with finesse. That means minimum gore, no explicit content, and no foul language. If your usual work is loaded with that stuff, this will be a good way to explore how to write for a different audience.
  3. Be sure to read other people’s work and give them some encouragement.

*Actually, we hope you can always have fun with your writing!

Three cards from the board game ‘Apples to Apples’, each featuring a cartoon apple in either red or green, sit on a wooden surface. The cards read ’Bubble Gum’ ‘Unscrupulous’ and ‘Bingo’ (one word/phrase per card) in large letters on the left side. At the base of each card is a comment on the term. The ‘Bubble Gum’ card reads ‘Crack it, snap it, pop it and blow it.’ The ‘Unscrupulous’ card reads ‘Unscrupulous, unethical, corrupt, and unprincipled.’ And ‘Bingo’ reads 'There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name-o.'
Bubble Gum, Unscrupulous, Bingo – I can hear your writerly brain whirring from here.