It’s starting to look a little like summer. Well, not the weather – that is currently cloudy and cool where I’m sitting – but the local stores have rolled out their inventory of beach chairs, swimsuits, pool toys, and sunscreen and the local swimming pool has been open for business for a few weeks now, so summer can’t be too far away.
Folks here in the U.S. will be celebrating Memorial Day on Monday. Although it’s supposed to be a time to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces, some think of it as the unofficial kick-off of summer, while others are just glad for a three-day weekend.
I’ve done a lot of traveling (for work, not fun) this month, and attended a lot of meetings, so I’m certainly looking forward to the three-day weekend aspect. I have several things on my to-do list, though it’s quite possible that I won’t do any of them and will curl up with a good book instead. One thing that I definitely will be doing is setting aside some time to 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 theme to go along with our random words.
Here is today’s writing prompt:
Write a story featuring: a masquerade
And includes any (or all) of the following random words:
basket rum riddle honor
melody forgery charismatic castle
famous fear ancestor flimsy
extravagant duel helicopter blabbermouth
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!