Happy First Friday in August, the approximate midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s also International Beer Day and National Raspberries and Cream Day.
Take your pick.
Here in the land of Covid, it’s one in a long string of “Put on Your Mask” and “Keep Your Distance” days. Fortunately, all is well in my little stay-at-home bubble. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold, the flowers are blooming, the wind has stopped trying to re-arrange my patio furniture, and the crickets are in the midst of their nightly musical performance. Plus, I made it almost all day without watching the news – crucial for a sense of well-being.
My sourdough starter is ready and waiting for my latest attempt at making a loaf a bread that does not need power-tools to cut through. While I wait for the dough to rest or rise or whatever it does while my back is turned, I plan 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 meets someone 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:
barbershop sideshow fail favor
bulldozer southern edge blush
fanatic armchair wealthy garden
gimmick horrible brood angel
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!