After two nights of watching presidential debates I feel like I need a large drink and some time on a warm sandy beach to recover. The debates have been fascinating – sometimes in a “I can’t look away from that accident on the side of the road” kind of way – but it has also been really wonderful to see so many passionate individuals with some really well thought out ideas.
It’s also kind of like watching the first round of sporting playoffs. Who will make it to the next round and who will wind up cleaning out their locker and heading home?
It’s going to be a very interesting year.
Stepping away from the television I see by my trusty internet search that today (Friday) is National Food Truck day, so I know what I’ll be doing for lunch. The big park next to my office building generally has at least one food truck parked out front, though I’ve yet to figure out if they are on any kind of schedule. Sadly, the “Cupcake” truck went out of business, so there will be no sugary tasty treats. Fingers crossed it’s the “Comfort Food” truck’s turn.
While I’m not completely certain what I will be having for lunch, I do know what I will be doing once I get home from the office – giving today’s story prompt and random words the old college 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 a news article I recently read that offered up some statistics on how many people would turn in a wallet if they found one on the street (spoiler alert – not as many as you might hope). My new comment on just how low a person might have sunk is: “I bet they wouldn’t even return the wallet.”
What if: “Your character finds a lost wallet?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
heartbroken landscape glitter drumbeat
fingertip invisible limousine alley
apricot impostor bang ditch
kissing justice caravan poet
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!