Hi there. Happy Friday.
This week has swung from oh-my-goodness-I’m-melting to I-need-a-sweater. Right now things seem to have settled on a perfect balance between the two. Hopefully that will last long enough for me to enjoy it.
The weather has been the least of my concerns this week – standing upright and moving has been my main focus. I did a lot of yard-work and furniture moving over the weekend, forgetting that I am not, in fact, Super Woman, and I have been paying the price all week. It is a mistake I make more frequently than I’d care to admit.
Ah well, this too shall pass. In the meantime, while trapped flat on my back I’ve have plenty of time to spend brainstorming and dreaming up stories. I think the perfect way to celebrate returning to the upright and locked position will be to give this week’s story prompt 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.
This week’s random words and story prompt again come to us courtesy of The Ripped Bodice’s Summer Reading Bingo card, which we talked about previously. You may not have a chance to read your way to a “bingo” but perhaps you can write your way there.
What if: “Your character elopes?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
wine mature history beach
assassin elope country heart
spirit kilt hat tarot
female royal smell costume
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!