Just checking – everyone okay out there?
Things here at the Writing Castle are going well, except for the fact that I have been ingesting far more coffee than any one person should. I might have to social isolate myself from the refrigerator or at least from the container of cold brewed coffee.
The (stale) fortune cookie I scavenged from the snack cupboard today said, “Now is a good time to explore.” Obviously not a Covid-approved fortune, unless it is suggesting further exploration the snack cupboard for other forgotten treats.
For now, I’m alternating work (luckily I have a day-job I can do from anywhere), walking around the block (without coming in contact with anyone), and baking. Right now there is a pan of sticky pecan rolls doing it’s thing in the oven. Hardly health food, but definitely necessary for mental health.
Rather than continuing to refresh the Worldometers site for up-to-date virus statistics, I think I’ll take a break, enjoy a stick pecan roll (no coffee though), and give today’s writing prompt and random words a try after work.
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 either today’s random words or writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.
What if: “Your character is trying to figure out how to work from 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:
messenger downfall pilot weapon
helicopter horizontal bald bland
clover neurotic bait danger
fairytale blame delete wax
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!