Happy Friday! It is Friday, right? It’s so hard to keep track these days.
The pandemic is still raging on in my corner of the world, so I am doing my part by staying home and wearing a mask for my rare outings to the grocery and on my evening walks. Working from home no longer feels like a temporary change, which is probably all for the best since there is no suggestion that I’ll be heading back to the office any time soon.
I’ve spent this past week racing my way through Ngaio Marsh mysteries. There are 32 all told and I am currently on number 31. It has been interesting to read a series where the main character ages and time so clearly passes. When the books start, the main detective is a single young man and WWII hasn’t yet happened. Now, at the end of the series, he has married, aged, and has a grown son. WWII has come and gone and he’s advanced from an inspector to a superintendent. It has been an enjoyable series and the stories I’ve enjoyed the most, romantic that I am, are the one where he meets his wife-to-be and the one where she agrees to marry him; dead bodies notwithstanding.
Staying at home has left me with additional time for reading, but I can’t say that my TBR pile has experienced any noticeable reduction in size. Ah well, at least I’ll never suffer from the problem of having nothing to read.
For now, I’m going to finish up this series and then spend a little time working in the yard. The climbing roses have gone overboard and appear to be attempting to take over the entire house. Some judicious trimming back is in order. Before that, however, I think I’ll give today’s writing prompt and random words at shot.
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 starts a new business?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
criminal prayer contractual frame
violet useless nightmare donkey
exhibit neck arcane blueprint
ladybug eliminate flimsy swamp
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!