I’m writing this post on Thursday evening, which I just found out is “National Periodic Table” day. That certainly explains some of the posts I saw on FB today from my science-y friends. It’s also apparently “Fettuccine Alfredo Day”, which I would have been far more likely to celebrate, had I only known sooner.
It’s too late now, so I guess I’ll have to set my sights on tomorrow which, among other things, is “Fly a Kite” day (cue the Mary Poppins soundtrack). Luckily I’ve got a brand new kite in the garage just waiting to be taken for a soar and the wind is rattling the trees as we speak.
That certainly sounds like more fun than going to work, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, go to work I must, so my kite flying might have to wait until the weekend, especially if the rain in the forecast materializes. I have plenty of other things to do tomorrow including getting some words on the page before I crack open the latest book from my TBR pile.
I think I’ll start things off by giving today’s random words a shot.
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 woke up with a super power?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
bald opposition bittersweet ash
costume egret regret ebony
genetic marble delightful chill
gloves voice fluent brick
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!