Welcome to the end of another work week. Folks here are getting ready to celebrate the long three-day Labor Day weekend, which means the roadways will undoubtedly be packed during the Friday evening rush hour.
Sounds like an excellent reason to work from home. Sadly, I have meetings in the office that require my physical presence. Slipping out of the office early sounds good, but since traffic usually starts backing up around noon-time I’m thinking heading to the gym instead and then maybe to dinner in town sounds like a good alternative.
Fortunately, even if I wind up trapped in traffic I have the Hamilton soundtrack to keep me entertained. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to it since I bought it – only the first half though, since the second half is a tearjerker (at least for me).
Once I get home and kick off the weekend, I’ve got a whole lot of nothing planned to do. Should I start to feel industrious, I have a giant TBR pile just waiting for me, as well as a new cookbook full of recopies that I’m eager to try.
I’m guessing I should at least make some attempt to be productive before I give in to my slothful nature. Perhaps before I crack open the cookbook I’ll give today’s story prompt and random words a try and see where they lead.
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 got an unexpected inheritance?”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
gloomy agonizing funeral criminal
huffy bloom execute colt
canvas hacksaw beads conflict
cuddly plaything ceramic dinosaur
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!