Happy Friday. Hope you’ve all recovered from any Mardi Gras festivities you participated in this week. I’d love to say I celebrated with bourbon, beads, and beignets, but sadly, that was not the case.
Maybe next year.
Instead of pre-Easter celebrating, this week was filled with an assortment of tedious tasks, including the annual ‘Shredding’ event at Ye Olde Day Job. The idea is to get rid of all the paper that seems to accumulate in the offices. Apparently even corporate American isn’t immune to the lure of Marie Kondo’s clutter-free-message.
I’m happy to report my desktop and file cabinet are remarkably clutter-free. Although, to be honest, that has little to do with this week’s ‘Shredding’ event and a lot to do with my own naturally tidy tendencies.
Anyway, now that everything is tidy and the shredding-bins are full and ready for pickup, it’s time to get back to work and do some writing. I think I’ll warm up my creativity during lunchtime by giving today’s writing 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), 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 if your character found a packet of old love letters?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
bald opposition bittersweet ash
costume regret lemon 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!