Sadly, the blog is not equipped with scratch-n-sniff capabilities so you’ll just have to imagine the fresh scent of the lemons I picked from the tree in my backyard. I see a lot of lemonade in my future, and maybe a lemon tart or some lemon pudding cake too.
Great, now I’m hungry again.
The lemon tree, like my climbing roses and a few of the other plants in the yard had a growth spurt while I was off in Orlando last week. Must have been all that rain we had this past winter, coupled, with the current warm, sunny skies. The local wildlife seems to have experienced a growth spurt as well. The raccoon, possum, and skunk who scour my front porch in the evenings looking for food and water have almost doubled in size. I’m guessing they’ve been clearing out the neighborhood cat-food dishes. Today’s raccoon looked positively disgruntled when he realized there was nothing but a bowl of water to be had. He and the cat had a stare-off through the screen door.
Now that the yard work is done and the various critters have wandered off to the next stop on their foraging fest, it’s time to take all of that great learning from last week’s conference and get some writing done. I’m thinking I’ll start with a little Random Word Improv warm-up session.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re trying to figure out where the summer has gone, working on your manuscript, relaxing in the sun, or just trying to make it to the end of another work-week, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. So pull up a chair, get your beverage of choice (lemonade for me), and let’s get writing.
Today’s random words are random, so the theme is up to you. There will be bonus points for including a lemon though.
sour sunshine branch fence
chaos garage lethal sparkler
eternity diversion scar bazooka
comfortable strange bonus hamster
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*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.