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Weekend Writing Prompt #195 – Gargantuan

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments. I’m totally cheating by using quotes!  Thank you to Sammi for hosting! For the full Louis CK quote, just click on the – I wasn’t going to totally cheat.  The full quote is, after all, 80 words long 😉

Mark Twain said:

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

Okay then.  It was not very difficult; it was awesome and amazingly challenging…

Hmmm, not quite.  To quote Louis CK,

“As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It’s sad. We use words like ‘awesome’ and ‘wonderful’ like they’re candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired you to awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious?

How about this?  It was a gargantuan task to climb Mount Washington.

106 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #195 – Gargantuan

  1. You came up with some very (strike that) damn good, awesome (I’m still in awe) and wonderful (I’m serious) shit (strike that) words.

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  2. Dear Dale.

    What a damned very awesome and seemingly gargantuan task of creative writing. I so enjoyed perusing the printed page of your most wonderful wording. Sorry for being so adjective. 😉 Good one.

    Shalom and lotsa verbose hugs,


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  3. Q

    We do waste words. I think it’s too easy to just say shit, I really do. And Congress is a great example of this. Those peeps torch the dictionary, and get paid for it. How the hell is that fair to us taxpayers?

    Gargantuan sized topic to chew on.


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  4. LOL! Me like mucho!
    Just stopped by to read a post, and say I’ve got a damn nasty sprained ankle and gargantuan wound on my leg.
    Heading back to bed after this comment! DAMN GARGANTUAN!!!

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