Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

By the time you read this I’ll have successfully (hopefully) made it through a business trip that included my having to speak in front of a roomful of business professionals.  I’m all about data, analytics, and storytelling.  People . . . not so much.

On the plus side, I’ll have spent the week at a hotel that claims to have a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as a pool and spa, so my fitness routine won’t have suffered and I’ll have had a chance to do some relaxing after the torment presentation.

Now that I’m back, it’s time to unpack the suitcase, toss in a load of laundry, fill up my coffee mug and get some words on the page.

Care to join me?

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 and would like to share.

If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, maybe today’s writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.   This week we’ve got a situation and some random words to work with.

Ready?

Here is today’s writing prompt:

Write a story with the theme:  stuck in an airport

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

loudspeaker         seat                        smile                   chemical

contagious             apparatus           skyline                 robotic

pest                           cage                       memory              limousine

cellular                   homicide             plague                  fashionable

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!

3 thoughts on “Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

  1. Hmmm. Chemical-contagious-homicide-plague…that sounds uncomfortably close to recent real-life events over here in England. Going to mull the prompts over for a while to see if I can hatch something a little more upbeat.

    • Ugh. . . I hadn’t seen that combination when i pulled the random words. Hopefully we’re all able to come up with something a little more upbeat. I’m picturing more of a “comedy of errors” tale, but we’ll see.

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