Happy Friday! Hope you’ve had a good week and, if you were in one of the areas with earthquakes, high winds, lashing rain, blizzard conditions, or just politics-as-usual, that you have survived unscathed.
It has been a hectic week at the Day Job, so I’m looking forward to some downtime and dinner with friends this weekend. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, then you’re in luck. Saturday marks the 3rd Annual Women’s March. The main march will be in Washington, D.C., but there are satellite events scheduled across the globe, including one just blocks from my office. If you’re interested in attending, check here to see if there will be a march near you.
Not in the mood for marching this weekend? Well, Saturday is National Popcorn Day, so maybe you can celebrate by heading off to the movies with a big bucket of buttery deliciousness.
I’ll be here curled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, a mug of coffee, and a lazy cat, alternating between reading the latest Louise Penny book I’m in the midst of, and doing some writing of my own. I’ve got a story with a sagging-middle that needs some work, but before I tackle that I think I’ll try and jump-start my creativity by giving today’s “what-if” 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), 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 got passed over for a promotion?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
whisper cadaver freak blend
announcer landscape adhesive flash
curse lemon anonymous future
drunk arrival wholesome gloves
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!