Happy Friday and, for those who celebrated it, Happy Thanksgiving. As I’m writing this, the cooking is finished, dinner has been eaten, and the dishwasher is running.
It was not quite a typical Thanksgiving day but there were dog walks in the park and socially distant family cooking in the kitchen, all wrapped up with a delicious apple-pecan-streusel pie. As a bonus, there are plenty of left overs, so I won’t need to cook for days.
Though we were unable to be together in person, my siblings and I holiday Zoom call. I’m guessing many other families did too. Not quite the same as sitting around the same table for a meal, but a nice alternative.
Now, rather than sneak into the kitchen for “just one more” bite of apple pie, I think I’ll 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 is cooking for the first time?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
volume find mindless allergic
charming heroic rose fight
houseguest noise curfew hope
honey grizzly talk witness
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!