Welcome to one of the few remaining Fridays of this year. I don’t know about you, but I am surely ready to call it a wrap for 2020.
I was happy to see the UK and Canada both approve one of the new Covid vaccines this week and to see the news clips of Margaret Keenan of Coventry getting her jab (and following it up with a nice cup of tea). We seem to be close to getting on the vaccine train here as well, but that will do little to slow the people who are already infected and it is expected that it will be at least next fall before we are close to fully vaccinated. Death tolls here in the US have been between 2,000 to 3,000 per day for the past few weeks and that is projected to continue for quite a while. I shudder to think what January is going to be like.
In a more positive vein, the end of the year means it’s time for holiday celebrations. Sort of. For our virtual celebration at the Day Job, my team voted on whether we all wanted to order food delivered (individually) and have a virtual holiday lunch or receive a gift (of our choosing). I thought a virtual lunch could be fun, but the gift idea won out. For my gift, I chose a $50 donation to Heifer International toward the purchase of a goat. Seemed like a good idea. I’m sure the recipient is more likely to need the goat than I am to need some random gift. Plus, there is nothing to wrap, although I did see an amusing video just the other day on “how to wrap a goat.”
Now that that is all settled, I think I’ll pour a delightful warm beverage, cuddle up here on the couch in my fuzzy robe, and 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 looking for the perfect gift?
Feel free to interpret the “What” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
formal flamboyant cranberry boutique
mustache cannon devices drugstore
glutton chalk swindler definitive
plaid chair hunting erotic
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!