Welcome to the end of another week. We’re in the midst of that burst of summer-like weather that always seems to occur as soon as the summer clothes have been moved into storage.
I spent part of this week at an environmental conference where discussions veered from “it’s too late; we’re all going to die” to “don’t worry; we’ve got a plan.”
I tried to spend my time with the “we’ve got a plan” folks, and to make sure I had cake when I had to be around the others. It all seemed to work out okay.
There is little in my world that can’t be made better with a latte and a piece of really good cake.
Sadly, the areas of California that are currently on fire are going to need a little more than cake to make things better. If you could send thoughts for reduced winds, cooling temperatures and safe evacuations, I’m sure they’d be appreciated.
After days of thinking about carbon emissions, power grids, and politics, it’s time for something completely different. I’m thinking giving today’s story prompt and random words a try would be just the thing.
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 needs to make a big change”
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose and include any (or all) of the following random words:
foggy wasp bachelor gargoyle
hound flavoring feudal aftermath
lantern cough anxious endorsement
glossy knowing saint endless
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!