Here we are again at the end of another week. Can you believe it’s almost August? I can’t. Although, to be fair, it feels like this year has already been infinitely long.
I’m on day two of a five-day break from work. It feels a little odd having time off in the midst of a pandemic with unnecessary travel curtailed and so many places still closed, but we were all strongly encouraged to take some time away from work this month, so I’m doing my best.
One of my coworkers packed up the family and headed off to the woods for some socially-distant camping, but I think I’ll pass on that. Perhaps I’ll take a day-trip to a local (empty) beach with my camera in tow. So far my time off work has included a lot of reading and a lot of napping, with a trip to the grocery store for some necessities.
Not particularly exciting, but it is nice to have a break from conference calls and Zoom meetings.
I have a list of things I was planning to do during my time off but so far it is looking fairly unlikely that much progress will be made there. On the plus side, I’ve already done plenty of reading and napping, so I think I’ll consider that a win.
Regardless of whatever else I do or don’t do, I’m definitely going to 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 has absolutely nothing to do?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
camel heatstroke undersea sound
fright blonde diva dizzy
cannon blockhead orchard hospital
contempt bang acrobatic bulldog
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!