I can’t believe some kids have already started back to school this week. Didn’t summer just start?
Next thing you know there will be winter clothes in the stores and holiday decorations on the shelves at Costco.
*checks ad for local store*
Oh . . . never mind.
Regardless of what season it may be, I’m sipping iced coffee and trying to decide which book will make it off the TBR pile and into the active-reading stage this weekend.
Sure there is yard-work to do, groceries to buy, and writing to do, but both the TBR pile and I could use a little slimming down. For my part, I blame the donuts and root-beer float that were necessary to make it through this week at work. The TRB pile, on the other hand, owes its growth to the recent RWA conference.
Before I get lost in a book (and forget about the yard-work and groceries), I’m going to make sure to get in some focused writing time. I think I’ll start things off with today’s story prompt and random words.
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 has to make a life-changing decision?”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
lockbox hesitation blink freakish
evolution healer thunder analytical
hat confusion bake hollow
blueberry ambidextrous gang contractual
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!