Happy Friday. How was your week?
Mine was quite productive, despite losing a day and a half to a business trip.
Today was “Cleanup Day” at work – a day set aside for folks to get rid of unnecessary files – both of the paper and the electronic variety.
I don’t generally accumulate much at at work, but even I was able to reduce my paper files by half and to free up gigabytes worth of server space. My efforts were dwarfed, however, by those of some of my coworkers of the gold-medal level packrat variety.
No matter how much or how little cleanup was done, we were all rewarded with pizza for lunch. Tomorrow people will be back to printing things out and filing them away, but for now we are all reasonably tidy and well-fed.
Now that the great cleanup is a thing of the past, it’s time for me to do some writing. Since one of the things I unearthed during my cleaning efforts was an embarrassing abundance of blank notebooks, I’m thinking the least I can do is use one as I give today’s story prompt and random words a 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 lost something important?”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
proud plaid thief viper
whisper drawer crazy disguised
deceit fictional ideal sibling
insecure nerve garden squirrel
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!