Happy Friday. How was your week?
Mine included a big dress-up event at work that meant standing around in sparkly (although uncomfortable) shoes, talking to strangers, and trying to hear over annoyingly loud music. On the plus side, dessert was a “donut bar”, so the evening wasn’t a total loss.
Now that that’s over and I’m back in comfortable clothes and bunny slippers, it’s time to turn my attention to other matters – namely, getting some words on the page. I have blank notebooks just waiting to be filled as well as a brand new package of colored pens. Now all I need to do is to decide what to work on.
Fortunately we’ve got a brand new writing prompt and sixteen random words just waiting to be turned into an entertaining story. Our Friday sprints have inspired some fun entries and I’ll be doing my best to add one of my own this week.
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 fired?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
deception boardroom haywire regret
sexual cultural magnetic convict
audience hug loyal critical
history donkey generation blind
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!