Happy Friday all! We appear to have reached the time of the year that confirms living on the west coast of the US, with the potential for earthquakes, has definite benefits over living on the east coast, with the potential for hurricanes. News coverage here for the past few days has been all about Hurricane Florence and its path of potential destruction. Although the firefighters on the west coast – which seems to have been on fire for ages – would no doubt appreciate a drenching of water, I’m glad Florence is far, far away from here. Hopefully all of those in the path of the storm remain safe and Florence won’t have a lot of troublesome siblings following in her wake throughout the season.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . . I mean back at the Day Job, it’s been a busy, busy week, as seems to be the norm lately, capped off with an early morning wake-up call at 3:45am to make a flight for a quick one-day meeting out of state. Ugh! Not at all my traditional wake-up time.
Fortunately, there is now a nice relaxing weekend on the horizon and I plan to make the best of it. With September already halfway gone (how did that happen!), there will definitely be some writing involved, since I have goals to be met. To get my mind away from current disasters and into a happy writing state, I think I’ll start by giving today’s writing prompt and random words a try.
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 (thanks Jilly, for picking up the gauntlet and sharing last week).
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 month our story prompts are inspired by the Amazing Story Generator©.
Here we go:
“On vacation for the first time in years, a drunken private detective is tormented by vengeful spirits.”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
numskull heartbroken chaotic atmosphere
luck enrage bitter revenge
strange canyon guilty diamond
boast honeymoon promised coconut
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!