Good heavens, I almost forgot it was Friday.
In my defense, I’ve been busily reading, working my way through the Ngaio Marsh mysteries (staring Inspector Roderick Alleyn). One finally made its way to the top of my ToBeRead pile last week and once I finished it I dug around and found two more volumes further down the stack waiting to be read. After that, it was (virtually) off to the local library for the eBook versions they had available.
Set in England and New Zealand in the 1940s, the stories are fairly short and the equivalent of fictional popcorn: It’s hard to stop after just one. I think I’m on about book sixteen and there look to be at least a dozen more to go. I may lose interest before long, but for now they are distracting and entertaining. Just what I’ve needed.
Of course there are many other things I should be doing, like writing or finishing an assignment due in about 24-hours for a class that I am taking, but for now I’m reading.
Once I’ve finished this current story (and maybe my homework), I’ll be giving today’s writing prompt and random words a try.
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 makes a big life change?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
bland celebrity cyclops nightmare
brilliant auction pocket wasp
fashionable grape destiny headache
chant grateful song swarm
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!