First off – are all readers from Southern California safe after Thursday’s earthquakes? Probably not quite the way you planned on spending your 4th of July, was it?
I used to love earthquakes when I was a kid. These days I don’t find them quite so much fun, especially when there are damages involved. A good reminder though to make sure the earthquake kits are stocked and accessible – just in case.
Things were quiet here at the Writing Castle on Thursday, well until the illegal fireworks started after dark. I’m not sure the cat is ever going to come out of hiding. Fortunately, nothing seems to have caught on fire, so the day counts as a win.
According to the news, some folks spent their Thursday skiing in Tahoe. Seems bizarre that there is still enough snow to ski on just a few hours away from where we are in bare feet and shorts.
While I won’t be heading to the ski-slopes anytime soon, I do have a long weekend ahead with plenty of time at my disposal. I don’t have any definite plans yet, outside of 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.
What if: “Your character found a hidden passage?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
beekeeper cosmic hobby symbol
captivity harlot restless rude
domino blindly identical grasp
warmth coconut exit murder
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!