Hi there. Welcome to another Friday. I hope yours was a good one.
When not working this week I tried to spend less time watching the news and more time outside or doing something creative. The past weeks of wet and then sunny weather have resulted in a yard in bloom. My two climbing roses seem to be doing their best to take over the house. They’ve grown up over the edge of the roof and now one bush is sending out a shoot aiming for the neighbor’s house. I’m curious to see how this will all wind up.
For now, the yard has a wonderful springtime smell and lots of color. Well, lots of one color. I swear I planted flowers of a variety of colors, but they all seem to be varying shades of pink, with the exception of a bit of lavender. I know the hydrangeas change color, depending on the acidity of the soil, but I don’t know about the rest. Whatever the explanation, the yard is pretty and is nice to sit out on the deck in the sunshine and enjoy the view.
From a creativity standpoint, I made “sneeze” masks last week from random material from the craft cupboard and now I’m making a quilt top out of all the random-random pieces left. I haven’t done any quilting in a while, so we’ll just have to wait and see how that all works out.
For now, I think it’s time to engage in a little creativity of the writing type. I’ve been having fun playing along with our Friday sprints (though often not until Wednesdays), so after my post-work walk around the block later this evening I’m going to see what I can to with today’s writing prompt and random words.
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 rescued a stray?
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:
extravagant disobey poet believing
abandoned humming sharp lion
blaze allow diplomacy human
seed appalling broken pocket
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!