Welcome to the end of another week. I don’t know about where you are, but here we are in the midst of a bit of a warm-up. It’s not burst-into-flame-Arizona-hot, but some nearby areas are expected to top 100 degrees (F) in the next day or two, which is far hotter than I’d prefer.
Fortunately, there is currently a nice off-shore breeze blowing through my backyard and the dependable Fischer-Price fan (a hold-over from the toddler years) is steadfastly circulating the air in my writing corner.
I got to leave the house for a brief grocery shopping trip this afternoon. Everyone was wearing masks, keeping their distance, and the worker that I needed help from went above and beyond to be helpful. All of which restored my faith in humanity, which lasted right up until I caught a glimpse of the evening news a few hours later.
Ah well. At least I know goodness exists. Even if it is sometimes hard to find.
Later in the afternoon Friday, as I and my coworkers wrap up our work week, we’ll be having a “virtual coffee break”. It’s a chance for us to get together. Separately. Not quite the same as a team lunch or getting to chat face-to-face in the hallway on our way to and fro, but it’s what we have for now, so we’re going to make the best of it. Some may turn the event into a “virtual happy hour” but whatever happens, I’m hoping it will be a nice way to connect and end the week.
Before that, I’m 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 to plan a virtual event?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
ballerina dusk bauble home
blankly daughter attic barn
pessimist crabs drum puppy
chewable amusing operatic pesky
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!