This has been a short (thanks Labor Day) but tiring week. It included, courtesy of Ye Olde Day Jobbe, a two day event at which I was a speaker.
I generally manage to remain behind the scenes, but being a subject-matter-expert, as well as having a manager who is convinced I need to “get out there more”, means I occasionally wind up standing in front of a microphone, staring out into a crowd, and desperately trying to remember what I was planning to say. In a suit.
Fortunately, the talk went off without a hitch and I received enough positive feedback to convince me they weren’t just saying it to be nice. I’d like to think this means I’ll be off the hook for a while, but I’m guessing that not how that works at all.
Ah well, at least it was a nice break from the typical day-to-day.
Anyway, now that the week is just about over (and because Jilly made a gentle suggestion in a recent post comment about my doing some writing), I think 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 had to unexpectedly give a speech?”
(Wonder where that idea came from?)
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
present executioner funeral criminal
downfall costume brave fathead
moan convulsion blip bright
charming hurdle getaway cheerful
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!