Can you believe that 2020 is almost half over already? I can hardly believe that another week is over already. I guess it’s a good thing that I’m at home instead of being out and about. The stores are probably already stocking up on Halloween costumes and candy, and nobody wants to see that.
My house has apparently gotten tired of having me around and seems to be plotting against me. First it was the dishwasher. Then the sprinkler system. The refrigerator has been making an odd moaning noise that either means one of the belts is wearing out or I accidentally closed a ghost in there with the frozen foods. Today the automatic garage door decided to get into the act, making it’s own odd noise that, if memory serves me correctly, means that the main spring is about to go at any minute. Or maybe the garage was just annoyed that I left the house to buy groceries today. Hard to tell.
I fixed the dishwasher–thanks to the help of a couple of YouTube videos–and I think I’ve finally found someone to come and take care of the multiple issues with the sprinkler system. Now I just need to hear back from the garage door maintenance folks and all (except my bank account) should be on the road to recovery. I’m ignoring the refrigerator noise for now and keeping my fingers crossed.
To take my mind of my plotting house, I think I’ll make a nice root beer float (wouldn’t want that ice cream to go to waste if the refrigerator goes out) and 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 takes up a new cause?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
habit absorb airship endless
frisky eraser weird hideaway
bouncy bludgeon groaning future
tooth elegant vibrator crab
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!