Hi there, happy Friday!
This week was filled with storytelling though not, unfortunately, in an I’ve-been-working on-my-book kind of way. Some of the storytelling was here on the blog and some commenced at my day job.
First off, if you’ve been following the blog for the last couple of weeks, you’ve seen the unfolding saga of Jordy MacHugh, a short story Jilly started and Kay and I have been periodically adding to. If you’ve missed any of the installments, go check them out. There was a definite plot twist in the latest installment I posted on Wednesday.
My other bout of storytelling this week came via a Women In Leadership training program I’ve been in for the past six months or so. This week marked the end of the program, which meant the traditional “what did I learn from this program?” presentation, complete with PowerPoint slides. My storytelling skills were definitely necessary (as well as some comic relief). There may not have been much of a plot, but there was certainly character development and tension.
Fortunately, there were also cupcakes afterward.
Now that all of that is over with, I’m thinking it would be a good time to relax, unwind, and 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 got caught in a lie?”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
flowers fumbling sweet dazzling
bribery charming mirror calculation
truth forgiven identity growl
nightmare freckled alarm preserve
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!