Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

According to the sign at the local Starbucks today, Pumpkin Spice Lattes – the quintessential sign of fall – will be arriving in 5 days.

Really?

If you’re a fan of Pumpkin Spice Lattes perhaps you’ve been anxiously awaiting the announcement, but I’m not and am in no hurry for the seasons to change any more quickly than they already do.   It feels like this year has flown by, leaving my well-laid plans for all the things I was going to accomplish by the wayside.  I need all the time I can get to get back on track; no matter how tempting curling up with a festive warm beverage and a good book sounds.

The only book I should be curling up with, based on those aforementioned missed deadlines, is the manuscript I was supposed to have finished revising several weeks ago.  (I blame Georgette Heyer for the delay!)

After I get home from work today, but before I dig into those revisions, I think I’ll do a little creativity-warm-up using the writing prompt and random words below.

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. Seriously – feel free to share. I’m going to keep asking until someone does. 🙂

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.

Ready?

Here is today’s writing prompt:

Write a story set at: a kid’s birthday party

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

bovine             downhill                 morsel             barricade

hermit             pinwheel                first                 hallucination

alarm              clown                      muzzle             present

cuddly             barnyard                alibi                 photograph

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!

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