What a difference a day makes!
Actually, what a difference a few hours made. This past week, the weather changed overnight from “turn on the fan” into “where’s my sweater?” The ants still haven’t left the kitchen completely, but at least I don’t worry that I’m going to melt before the day is over.
After reading 8LW Jeanne’s post on Thursday about her recent autumn vacation I wound up spending far too much time this week researching the Canadian Maritimes, Quebec, and various other potential vacation locations and oohing and ahhing over the lovely hotel Le Château Frontenac. I’m suddenly feeling a need to start a new story series set in that area so I have a pressing reason to visit. Or perhaps I should set a series in Paris?
While my sub-conscious is working on that thorny problem I think I’ll jump-start my creativity by giving 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 found something unexpected?”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
basket symbol siren bottle
freewill baby future confusion
absurdly little grabbing aroma
banana vision identical robbery
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!