I’ve been off this week at a sustainability / climate change conference. It was equal parts “we can do this” optimism and “we’re all going to die” terror.
There was also a plenary session by Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action. It was fascinating to hear how she saw an issue, decided to do something about it, and started a major movement. If you’re not familiar with Moms Demand Action, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving for gun violence, you can Google them. They are doing great work which, based on today’s news, is needed more than ever.
After spending days learning, worrying, networking, and eating some really tasty food, I’m now trying to take care of all of the outstanding tasks that are littering my desk and inbox.
More good times.
Somewhere along the line I also need need to carve out some writing time so I can get today’s words on the page. I think I’ll give the writing prompt and random words below a try and see where that takes me.
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 random words and writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.
What if: “Your character joins a new club?
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
blight bane sparkle blossoming
darkness silence scheme cupcakes
ruin promise spirit nature
fun life terror shiny
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!