Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

As this week comes to a close, I’m just getting back home after a week of a Day Job conference in sunny Arizona.  Among other topics, I found it interesting that the conference, which was focused on green businesses, included a couple of sessions around storytelling.

Apparently even the business community understands the power of a well-told story.

As usual, I took my latest draft manuscript along with me to work on in the evenings after the conference and, as usual, I brought it home untouched.  Long days packed full of information, networking, and sensory overload are just not conducive to creative writing – at least not for me.

Now that I’m back, the suitcase is unpacked, and I’ve gone through the stack of accumulated mail, it’s time to pull out the writing journal and get some new words on the page.

Care to join me?

Hopefully you have had a little time for yourself and your writing this week, whether it’s a few stolen moments or a luxurious block of time.

For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with.

If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, feel free to give our weekly writing prompt a try.   This week we’ve got a starting sentence and some random words to work with.


Here is today’s writing prompt:

Write a story that includes:  something floating in the swimming pool

And includes any (or all) of the following random words:

ripple                   flicker                 shade                 depth

breeze                  killjoy                 parrot                shadow

moonbeam         symbolic           acrobat              daredevil

headphones       cougar               contestant         bludgeon

Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for today’s Story Time.

Happy writing to all!

4 thoughts on “Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

  1. Pingback: Jilly: The Pirate’s Parrot–A Shapeshifting Short Story – Eight Ladies Writing

  2. (-: These are so great, but I just didn’t have time this weekend. The thing is, something floating in a pool reminds me of that gross but hilarious poop joke in Caddyshack (spoiler alert: it was a Baby Ruth, which makes everything OK).

    I will try to have my act together next week.

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