At a recent checkup, my doctor asked whether I spend much time in the sun. I laughed, flashed a blindingly-pale arm, and said “I’m really more of an ‘indoors with a book’ type.” However, during this time of year, with its sunny skies and extended hours of daylight, even I venture outside from time to time.
We’ve been having a bit of a heat-wave the last week or so – not like Arizona melt-the-pavement hot, but hot nonetheless – so my outside time is currently limited to dinner on the back deck once the cooling breezes have kicked in but before the bugs and wildlife have started roaming around. In the lake that I can see outside my office window at work, there have been little groups of boaters (kayakers, maybe?) all week, as well as a gondolier who appears in late afternoon. They’re too far away for me to tell for sure, but I’m betting they’re all having a good time.
Regardless of whether you prefer to spend your summer days inside or out, taking a few minutes for a little Random Word Improv is a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. So, whether you’re relaxing with a frosty beverage, slaving away in a temperature-controlled office, dreaming of a tropical getaway, or just looking for a little distraction, find a comfortable spot, kick off your shoes, and let’s get ready to write.
Are you with me?
Today’s random words are summer themed, but don’t let that constrain you. Bonus points if you manage to include the Loch Ness monster in your sprint (I’ve been in a Scotland frame of mind recently):
sun sand cabin canoe
heat melt ice cream floaties
bikini raft breeze freckled
hat campfire lake towel
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. Are you ready? Let’s sprint!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*