Well, another week is just about in the books and we’re getting ready here for a long-weekend and Labor Day. Technically the holiday is a time to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States, but many view it instead as a celebration marking the end of summer.
Frankly, I’m just hoping it won’t be some kind of pandemic super-spreader event.
Fingers crossed on that.
I still haven’t managed to take my planned drive to the beach, what with the unhealthy smokey air still prevailing. Perhaps in another week or two it will be okay plan an excursion. I’ve still been going on my nightly walks, despite the less than optimal air quality, though working in the garden has been quite curtailed. I did manage to clear a small patch of weeds the other day and plant a small flowering plant that had been living in my kitchen sink for a week or two. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to clear another patch of weeds and plant the companion flowering plant this weekend. It will be nice to have use of my kitchen sink again.
Hardly an exciting holiday plan, but at least it will keep me out of trouble and make the backyard a little prettier in the process. After that, I’ve nothing else definite on the agenda other than giving 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 is considering pandemic dating?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
fight poetry carriage bluntness
cricket smooth natural hands
messenger scenic plant aftermath
dilemma charming wife serenity
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!