Happy 1st Friday in October.
In my post earlier this week I mentioned that social media can sometimes bring out the worst in people, but yesterday I saw the opposite and it made me think that Luke Bryan may have been right with his song, I Believe Most People Are Good.
I have a group of friends and acquaintances that I only know through the internet. We met as commenters on various websites and blogs and formed a community that has lasted for years, supporting each other through good times and bad. Most of us have never met face-to-face, but we’re friends nonetheless.
Yesterday, I saw the positive power of that community surround one of our own who has been tirelessly battling against advanced cancer; a cancer that seems finally to have seized the upper hand. There were messages of love and strength and support, and I hope they were of comfort as she saw them or her husband read them to her. Over the past years, it has been wonderful seeing this group rally around each other, whatever the circumstances, and it’s nice to know they are there, no matter what.
It looks to be a beautiful day out at the moment, a good time to take a little break from the internet and focus on something different. I think I’ll take my coffee out onto the patio and see what I can do with today’s random words and writing prompt.
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 month our story prompts are inspired by the Amazing Story Generator©.
Here we go:
“After too many cups of coffee a Shakespearean scholar does on a blind date.”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
confused extravagant bananas private
chapter flinch appear duel
hospital beautiful dinner swindler
stun duck fountain whisper
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!