Do you hear that?
It’s the sound of the phone not ringing and no one trying to tell me who or what to vote for; one of the many great things about our current election cycle finally being over. Well, technically, it’s not completely over, there are still a few races that are too-close-to-call and lots of other drama still going on, but at least the ballot-casting part of the process is done.
The races are all decided here in my area of the country, which is good since the state seems to be on fire again (still?), so people have more immediate things to focus on. I’m thinking a mass rain-dance might be helpful, or maybe we could tip the country just a bit so the rains from the east coast could drain over here.
The fires are nowhere near me, but the air is very smoky here. It probably didn’t help that there was a car on fire on the side of the road when I was driving home this evening. It definitely seems like a good time to stay inside and curl up on the couch with the cat, a cozy blanket, and some coffee and do a little writing. Since I seem to have written myself into a corner in my current manuscript, I think I’ll try to shake some creativity loose by giving today’s story prompt 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.
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. Thanks to all who have been playing along these past few weeks – keep those stories coming.
Here we go:
“A family reunion takes an unexpected turn when someone spikes the lemonade”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
banquet disconnect offender explosion
dazzling doughnut episode chill
anger addictive echo smoke
accomplice hospital alarm tennis
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!