After 5 flights, 3 days of meetings, and more “talking to strangers” than I care to think about, this week is finally coming to a close. Only one more black-tie event remaining and then I can call the weekend officially started. It can’t be too soon for me; I have lots of “nothing” planned for the coming days.
This week’s travel did have its positive side. I was in Minnesota, where I have some distant family members who I haven’t seen for years or rather decades, so it was nice to get a chance to visit. The weather was beautiful and lilacs were blooming all over. Their fragrance, like the accents of many I spoke with, brought happy memories of time spent in the area when I was a child to mind. It was an unexpected bright spot for a trip that I hadn’t been looking forward to in the least.
Now that I’m back home, where overcast skies have replaced the clear blue ones that I left behind, it’s time for me to catch up on all the things that were put on hold while I was jet-setting around and talking to strangers. First up on the list will be getting 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’re going old-school with nothing but a list of random words for you to play with; the theme is up to you.
Here are today’s random words:
rabbit silence countryside confuse
drama award concert dilemma
breakable fence wizard martini
photograph birthmark amusing regret
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!