Happy Friday and welcome to the end of another fun-filled week. Well, perhaps fun-filled isn’t quite the word I was looking for.
It has certainly been a busy news week, what with the primary presidential elections here at home and and COVID-19 around the world. It’s hard to tell at this point which one is having the bigger impact on the economy.
I can say that the virus is making itself felt at the day job – not because anyone is sick (knock on wood) but because we’ve all been “grounded” and several conferences have been cancelled. I’m okay with the grounding, since it got me out of having to go to a big conference in Las Vegas, and hope my co-workers continue to remain healthy.
The stock market definitely seems to be upset about everything that is going on though, judging by the wild up-and-down swings of the past week or so. Here’s hoping things settle down soon and we are all able to get back to our regularly scheduled lives.
While waiting for “normal”, I think I’ll take a break from following the news and give today’s writing prompt and random words a go.
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 is quarantined?
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:
disbeliever time daydream mad
emotional grim young horizontal
bittersweet absurd pulse elevator
boredom getaway airport game
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!