This definitely hasn’t been a typical week and it certainly hasn’t gone quite as planned.
It started out with a funeral for our CEO who died unexpectedly last week. Funerals are nowhere on my list of “favorite things” and events, attended by 3,000 people and lasting for hours are even further off the list. It was a lovely ceremony, but being surrounded by grief can be challenging and, for an introvert like me, exhausting.
The rest of the week has been a crush of trying to get a wide range of projects wrapped up both before the end of the year and before folks head off for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. The capper on the week was when Microsoft Office pushed a software update out that broke my database program, just as I was in the midst of a big deliverable.
Doesn’t it just figure?
Well, the software will either be fixed or the deliverable will be missed; at this point it is all out of my control. Instead of worrying, I think I’ll direct my efforts in a more creative direction and give today’s writing 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 random words and writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.
What if: “Your character has to sell the old family home?
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:
soft green pesky bar
freezing enemy headstrong lizard
conflict revenge memory advertisement
ancestor fringe village glance
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!
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