Weekend Writing Prompt — The Key

“It won’t work,” Sam said. “I’m sorry, Ben, but your plan is just not viable.”

“Of course it is viable,” Ben said.

“What about the weather?” Sam asked. “Your plan depends upon it being windy enough to get and keep your kite afloat. And on top of that, you need a bolt of lightning to strike the key attached to your kite string. It will never happen. Pulling energy from lightning? You are crazy, Ben.”

“Yes, crazy like a fox,” Ben said.

(Exactly 82 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “viable” in exactly 82 words.

7 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — The Key

  1. Bill September 25, 2022 / 8:25 am

    A true spark of enlightenment. Nicely done.

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  2. Marleen September 26, 2022 / 10:05 am


    Who discovered electricity?
    English scientist William Gilbert …… came up with the word “electricity.”

    In the mid-1700s Benjamin Franklin conducted extensive research and increased understanding of electricity. In June 1752, he famously tied a metal key to the bottom of a wet kite string and flew it during a thunderstorm. The electricity in the air from the storm caused sparks to jump from the key to the back of his hand, confirming that lightning was electrical in nature. He’s lucky lightning did not actually strike the kite – if it had, he’d probably have been killed!

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    • Marleen September 26, 2022 / 10:08 am

      Briahna Joy Gray: Did Bill Maher Just Defend SLAVERY? · 5 days ago

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    • Marleen September 26, 2022 / 12:27 pm

      Benjamin Franklin rented from a woman by the name of Margaret Stevenson during the latest 1750s until sometime in 1775. Found there (in the 1990s) were “bones, both human and animal, under the floor of our Seminar Room (originally the garden in Franklin’s day). From a one metre wide, one metre deep pit, over 1200 pieces of bone were retrieved and are the remnants of an anatomy school run from the House by William Hewson, son-in-law of Franklin’s landlady…”


      Hear the spine-chilling stories of the cadavers that were found in our basement
      Immerse yourself in our small and spooky candle-lit rooms
      Listen to the haunting tones of Franklin’s Glass Armonica


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  3. leigha66 September 28, 2022 / 7:03 am

    So that is where that saying came from… Ha, ha, ha!

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