Can you believe I almost forgot it was time for our Friday Writing Sprints? In my defense, I was traveling this week which has my schedule all out of whack. There’s nothing like getting up at oh-my-gosh-o’clock in the morning to catch an early flight and then spending hours and hours in a conference room to leave you a little disoriented. Or maybe that’s just me.
Fortunately, along with crowded planes and hours of meetings, my trip also included a nice hotel and several hours of downtime while I waited for the rest of the attendees to arrive.
It also featured afternoon tea.
I have a definite fondness for afternoon tea – scones, little sandwiches, decorative desserts – what’s not to like. To be fair, the desserts, with the exception of the tiny crème brûlée that is hiding in the back by the macaroon in the photo above, had better looks than taste, but the scones and sandwiches and ambiance more than made up for it.
Now that I’m back home, back on schedule, and full of enough tea to float an armada it’s time to turn my attention to getting some words on the page. Sounds like a round of Random Word Improv is in order.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re at home, away, or just wishing you were somewhere else, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I have another full day of meetings to get through first, but once those are done I’ll be giving today’s words a try. Hopefully you’ll find the time to play along as well.
Ready to write?
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 incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
Okay, here is today’s list of travel-themed random words:
crowd suitcase map menu
pillow lobby delay peanuts
turbulence wait cocktail pool
taxi passport view ticket
Are you ready? Go!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.