Tenacious – Weekend Writing Prompt

artwork by phil burns

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 Sammi’s Comment Section

Click here to hear the author read his words:


My favourite sport?
I guess tennis is.
Yes, tennis is, definitely.
No, I’m not athletic.
I’m tenacious.
Tennis is ideal for tenacious, unathletic dudes like me.
I’m actually not a bad player.
And I have a very strong service game.
I hold a club record.
One day I was really on fire.
I got into double figures with successive unreturnable serves.
And the admiring club members gave me my cool nickname.
Ten Aces.

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12 Responses to Tenacious – Weekend Writing Prompt

  1. Dora says:

    “Ten Aces” sounds a lot like . . . “tenacious” — What a guy! And a perfect portrait too.


  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, loved it. Of course, tennis became our national sport while we had Sir Andy at his best.


  3. Dear CE,

    Ten Aces, eh? Cute story, From one non-athletic reader.




  4. Wimbledon next? I’m more of a ping-pong kinda guy, though it is annoying when that silly little ball knocks my glass of wine off the table.


  5. jenne49 says:

    I enjoyed that. Your treatment of the word is – well, tenacious!


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