Well this week has been a little out of the ordinary for many folks here in beautiful California. Fall brings the return to school, hockey season, the baseball plays-offs and, unfortunately, fire season. High winds, abundant growth, and warm temperatures can sometimes be a deadly combination.
To combat that this week, with high winds expected, many areas have been without electricity; the power intentionally turned off to eliminate the possibility of power-lines downed by the high winds sparking a fire.
The theory sounds good, but the reality has been problematic for many. It’s amazing just how much we depend on electricity for day-to-day life. I (so far) have been lucky enough to live in an area unaffected, though my coworkers were not so lucky. On the plus side, I now have steaks in the refrigerator, courtesy of a co-worker who lost power and didn’t want them to go to waste.
Always a bright side.
Since I’m here with power; warm and well-fed, I’m thinking I should do something productive like 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 faced a challenge?”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
equipment belly aimless baffling
noise bloke fuzzy clever
beekeeper footwork glass dream
corduroy setup lump artist
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!