Hi there and Happy Friday. I was under the impression that we had moved on to cooler weather a week or so ago. I even wore a shirt with long sleeves one day (okay, technically they were rolled up), but summer is apparently making one more curtain call. Either that or Mother Nature is having hot flashes.
Whatever the explanation, I am currently stuck with both warm-weather and cool-weather clothes competing for space in the bedroom. I started the annual transition last week from one season’s clothes to the next, including the traditional “I can’t remember when I wore this last, so it’s going in the charity pile” activity, but that is on hold while I wait for the weather to pick a lane and stick to it.
On the plus side, at least the skies are no longer smoky, thanks to the containment of various fires and some mysterious off-shore wind patterns. Let’s hope that’s the end of fire season and it’s “nothing but good times” ahead.
I’m glad I procrastinated about putting the portable fan back in the attic last weekend, since it is definitely still necessary. Of all the things I’ve purchased in my lifetime, that fan is something (along with the Cuisinart) that I’ve assuredly gotten my money’s worth out of. It’s a FisherPrice fan I bought for the baby’s room almost three decades ago and it is still working like a trouper. I guess some things really are made to last.
While I wait for the weather to sort itself out I’ll probably be spending some quality “staring off into space” time, but I also plan to give today’s writing prompt and random words a try.
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 just got some unexpected news?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
danger felony twin perfume
enormous honeybee dinner mask
actor talk amnesiac agent
zero apology greedy bovine
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!