Triple F: Crossword Clues #10

How’s it going?

Every Friday, we have a prompt here at Fiction and Copy Decoded.

So for today’s Fabulous Fiction Friday prompt:

Across clue 1: Out of ___, kaput (10 letters)

Across clue 2: Out of ___, in poor shape (9 letters)

These clues are in different spots of the puzzle, and don’t intersect at all.

What happens?

Well, first of all, I have “commission” and “condition,” in that order, for these clues.

We have no character, setting, or plot. Just a couple vague suggestions. Meaning there’s more to come up with, but that’s part of the fiction fun here.

What if a guy has something happen to him, where he gets healthier, from the outside in, the better he does at work? Maybe that’s a little too everyday. How about because he’s being experimented on by genius nanotech robots? Okay. There we go.

Or how about a woman who’s condition gets worse as her stock portfolio improves? What could be causing it? Is it just jitters and worry, or something deeper? (There’s a nice one for you copywriters to take on, if you haven’t already–especially since this idea injects curiosity into the mix).

What about a stock-trading robot program who’s decided he’s had enough and wants to break out into the real world, because people keep staring at him all day, and he wants to see on the other side of the glass, so to speak? If he’s just a program, how many places is he installed? What could happen if he succeeds? How would he react if he fails? Would he have the capability to blame someone else? Or would he find a solution to his problem, or fry trying?

One more full week of September, and then it’s done. The weather’s going to start getting colder more consistently, and…don’t remind me. I say we’ll deal with it when (and if) it arrives.

Make it an awesome weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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2 Responses to Triple F: Crossword Clues #10

  1. Carole Mertz says:

    Thanks for your “out of commission.” While at hairdresser this morning, glass windows on both corner sides, workmen laying new pipe beneath the sidewalks maneuvered backhoes and cranes dangerously close to those windows. I had visions of the dear salon, owned by my friend, going out of commission. The trench had been dug straight down leaving a view of the sliced earth. And here came the heavy equipment right adjacent. Had the operator considered what would have happened if his equipment caused him to tip forward landing him in the ditch and the tip of the backhoe crashing through the window? Poor workman! Poor hairdresser! Poor customers! Bad hair day!
    Ha ha! Have a good one, Ty!

    • Ty Mall says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Carole. See? Other peoples’ unique experiences–there’s a whole lot of fiction material right there. And you’ll probably remember it for the rest of your life. It’s a one-of-a-kind life we live. I’m trying not to imagine glass breaking!

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