Triple F: Crossword Clues #11, And A Surprise Job…

How was your week? I actually got a call last Monday from a guy I contacted three months back about writing emails. He’s got me on a one-message trial right now, which is cool.

Anyway, I was his first choice because I took the time to get on his radar the last time he posted he needed help with his writing load.

There’s a few lessons in there.

All right then.

Every Friday is Fabulous Fiction Friday here at Fiction and Copy Decoded. Meaning a prompt for you to run with, however you want to slice it.

For today, it’s crossword inspired, and it’s:

Across clue 1: Orange soda brand (5 letters)

Across clue 2: Back to the Future bully (4 letters)

These clues don’t intersect at all, and based on another clue that does intersect with the first one, clue 1 has an “N” in the middle.

Okay, for my answers, I’ve got “Fanta” and “Biff.”

All right. Biff is the dude in the movies who teases Marty, and kinda bullies Marty’s dad (and is a jerk, which leads to Marty’s mom marrying Marty’s dad).

Okay. Fiction, then. He’s a character. You don’t have to use him (unless you’d like to do fanfiction using other peoples’ stuff. Which is okay to start with).

So we’ve got no plot or setting. You’ll have to draw those. “Biff” is also a comic book sound effect type of thing–like when someone gets punched by Batman or what-have-ya.

Either one works. And Fanta? No clue, except that they’re owned by Coca-Cola. I’d suggest turning that word into a random something if you choose to use it. But since I’m not going to see what you write, however you use this part of the prompt is up to you.

How about:

A dude is biffed on the head with a bottle of Fanta and ends up being super-smart? Okay, okay. Maybe not. Let me take my own advice…

A girl biffs a guy on the head with a bottle of…no, no, no.

Fanta is a spaceship that can travel long distances on coconut oil. And Biff is the code word that unlocks the ship’s compartmentalized weapons system. There’s a malfunction (kinda like that auto-light-turner-offer thing The Clapper). Why did that happen? And what can be done to fix the glitch? Okay, that one’s better. Maybe a new trainee kept repeating it to himself so he could remember, and all heck broke loose.

And then the cargo hold runs out of coconut oil on a planet staffed only by aliens trained in the delicate art of human resource management…

Okay, that’s enough to get started, I’d say.

Back to the Future III also contains one of my favorite quotes of all time, but that’s a topic for another day, and likely a subject of another post (or two).

Today’s the end of the last full week of September 2015. October will be here soon.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time,



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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