Fall allegedly kicked off earlier this week, but here on the west coast summer hasn’t quite released its grip.
There are still ants randomly roaming in my kitchen and I’m still sleeping with the fan on, but I have hopes that both will be a thing of the past in a few weeks. It’s not that I’m in a rush for the passage of time, I’m just looking forward to transitioning my wardrobe from summer to fall. Everything except my sandals that is, those I wear rain or shine.
This weekend is time for my annual “go through the closet/dresser and get rid of the things that are never going to be worn again” exercise. I’ll undoubtedly wind up with a bag of items to donate to the local charity shop and probably also manage to unearth a few items that I didn’t even remember I had.
Before all that excitement I plan to do some writing, starting 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 was featured in the newspaper?”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
bikini flirtation blowtorch confidential
parcel baptism excuse dishonest
lump warning needle heavenly
twisted mindless fake sky
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!