How has your week been going so far? More bright days than dark, or are you living under the cloud of our country’s current game of chicken? Hopefully it’s the former, not the later.
Things have been going pretty well here at the Writing Castle. The vestiges of Christmas are still hanging on, but the tree’s days are definitely numbered, no matter how much I enjoy coming home to the sparkly lights.
The other thing I’ve been enjoying is, unexpectedly, getting a fair number of words on the page. Obviously my Girls in the Basement are fickle – as soon as I told them, don’t worry, take a break, we’re going to focus on fun for a while – they started throwing up thoughts and plans for my Cassie & Nicolas manuscript that has been sitting on the desk, neglected and gathering virtual dust.
Not that I’m complaining.
Though “fun” is still front and center on my radar, I’m going to give the Girls their heads and let them play around with today’s “what-if” after work.
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), if you’re not feeling random, 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, I hope today’s story prompt and/or random words will catch your creative fancy.
What if: “Your character found a bag of money by the side of the road?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
heist landscape heartbreak bubble
heavyset confetti couch loyal
delightful dinner toy doormat
scheme sticky monster psycho
I look forward to seeing your stories in the comments. If you’re not feeling in the writing mood today, or don’t have time, feel free to post suggestions you might have for future “what-if” prompts. Ideas are always welcome.
Happy writing to all!