With the end of the year rapidly approaching, things have been hectic here at the day job. There are projects to wrap up, administrative minutia to take care of, and a celebratory lunch or two to participate in. Long days at the office, coupled with more long soggy commutes than I care for, have left me with little inclination for writing recently.
So, while the Girls in the Basement are off mentally recharging with the help of some brandied eggnog, I’ve been working on a holiday jigsaw puzzle. It’s relaxing (except for when I can’t find the piece I need), and leaves my mind free to wander and, occasionally, come up with ideas for my current WIP.
My meeting schedule is fairly light tomorrow and the weather forecast calls for sunny skies, so it sounds like a great time to check in with the Girls in the Basement for a little Random Word Improv.
Care to join me?
Whether your days are full of meetings, writing, or something else entirely, few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I’ll be seeing what I can do with today’s words once I find that last edge piece that has been eluding me. Feel free to join me, with or without your own puzzle.
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. Here are today’s randomly selected words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
sleigh fireplace mouse workshop
stocking bed moon snow
window train ashes beard
decorate twinkle midnight crumpet
Are you ready? Go!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Back already? Can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.
Happy writing to all.