Wishing you had a little more time to get things done?
Well, you’re in luck. Kind of. Friday, June 21st is the Summer Solstice – officially the longest day of the year.
Okay, technically that just means that we in the northern hemisphere will experience more daylight than any other day, not more actual time in the day but still, it will feel longer, right?
I started this week with a few days of meetings, which were held in a windowless conference room, so I’ll happily enjoy a few extra minutes of sunlight on Friday. I’d like to say I’ll spend that time wisely, but I’m just as likely to spend them staring off into space.
However I spend the day, I’ll do my best to fit in some writing time. I have a full day of meetings ahead though, so I can’t guarantee the results. I’m hoping I’ll have enough creative-brain-power left when I get home from the office to give the 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 we’re inspired by my recent (very brief) visit to Venice Beach
What if: “Your character is a lifeguard on his/her first day?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
beach pier crash smell
mural picnic fisherman dinghy
castle bucket driftwood drench
fog jeep sunscreen sizzle
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!