Happy Friday. Has it only been a week since last Friday? It seems like it has been a lifetime. To say we are living in interesting times would be a massive understatement.
Though there is a focus on what is going on in the broader society, our own personal lives need attention too. There are meals to cook, dishes to wash, laundry to fold, not to mention a that day job that seems to want eight hours of focused productive time each day. Somewhere in there is worry about whether or not it is safe to be going out and about again, and conjecture regarding what “normal” life will look like in the coming months. And don’t get me started about the wasp and mosquito who have taken up residence in my living room!
Pandemic-wise, things are starting to loosen up around here, though it sounds as though I and my co-workers will be working remotely for much of the summer. Funny, when I used to envy those who were able to work remotely all the time, this isn’t quite what I had expected.
My cat, at least, is thrilled with the my working from home. He is free to wander in and out of the house all day long and get “on demand” attention. I’m still wishing I had paid for faster internet. While it was amusing at first to attend virtual video meetings where the video and the audio were out-of-sync, it has long since lost its charm. Ah well, in the grand scheme of things, I’m lucky and I know it.
This past week I managed to fix my dishwasher, thanks to assistance from several random people via YouTube videos. With that success under my belt, I’m thinking of tackling the leaking sprinkler system next. Or maybe I’ll just read. What I definitely plan to do is give today’s writing prompt and random words a try after work today.
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 learns to do something new?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
imaginary chilly pretend dirty
gamble skyline genetic lollipop
contagious ballroom arm featherweight
corrosion fossil cage blindness
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!