Welcome to the end of another week. Or is it the beginning. It’s getting harder and harder to tell.
I actually got to leave the house this week for something other than my weekly trip to the grocery store, which I’ve been treating like a game show. Can I get in, get what I need, and get out this week faster than I did last week?
Wednesday included a trip to my actual office. I needed some books and files that I hadn’t initially brought when we all were sent home and thought it was just going to be a temporary thing. I’d forgotten what I nice view my office window provided (though all of those people out there without masks, what were they thinking?).
It was a little weird being the only one in my part of the building, not to mention strange to have to have my temperature taken before I could get to the elevators, but I appreciate the care they are taking. I was also able to pickup my allotment of masks, so now I have a backup stash. My computer apparently appreciated being attached to the network after such a long time; it took almost two hours for it to do all of the updating it needed to do (which was another reason I was in the office). I was on conference calls most of that time, so it wasn’t too much of a problem. I should have made a list of what I needed before I left home though. I managed to forget one of the main things I stopped in to get. In my defense, I got distracted just as I went to pick it up by the package of batteries in my drawer that had gone on an acid-trip in my absence. I seem to have that effect on batteries these days.
Anyway, now that I’m back home–having survived the crazy drivers on the road who seem to consider both speed limits and turn signals to be for “other people”–I’m ready to get back to sheltering in place. Seems like a good time to pick up a favorite book or maybe pop a good romcom caper movie into the DVD player. Before that though I think I’ll 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 is involved in a caper?
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:
alligator diplomat finishing egg
french simple finale jar
balcony fashion clock belt
hoist drumbeat guide sun
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!