Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy “Wear Red Day” (if you’re reading this on the 5th).  It’s also “National Shower with a Friend Day,” though that’s probably not the best of celebrations for a pandemic.

“National Wear Red Day, on the first Friday in February, is an annual campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The national campaign urges women to learn their risk for heart disease and to take steps to lower their risk.”

Here in California, restaurants have been slowly opening up their outdoor dining, now that our numbers are starting to trend in the right direction and, after a bit of rain, the skies are blue and the hillsides turning green, so things are looking up.  I mowed the lawn over the past weekend and it looks like I’ll need to do it again this coming weekend.  I guess that’s what happens when you combine plenty of water, sun, and fertilizer.  Ah well, it’s totally worth it to be able to walk barefoot though the grass to the mailbox.  One of my favorite things.

Before I attack the lawn, it’s off to the home improvement store for the necessary supplies so I can do a bit of dry-wall repair.  I’m hoping all those how-to videos I watched pay off, otherwise, I’ll have to call in the professionals.

Somewhere along the line, I think I’ll take a break, grab my favorite notebook, 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.


Prompt:   I can fix that!

Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:   

mysterious         shotgun          fast                 whisper

hand                    booze              bonus              fried

confident            twin                blink                 bacon

bottle                  fumbling        artist             forgiven

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!

2 thoughts on “Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

  1. We’re heading into a week of distinctly chilly weather over the next week, bottoming out on Thursday with a high of 7F. So, no grass-cutting in our near-term future. I also have a home improvement project planned–to caulk a couple of windows that apparently got missed when we had the house insulated a couple of years ago.

    Enjoy your superbly moderate weather!

    • Sorry about your chilly weather (unless you like it that way). Every time I see pictures of places blanketed in snow I think (1) how pretty and (2) I’m glad I don’t actually live there 🙂

      Good luck on the window project. I’m guessing this is not the time of year when you want cold air seeping into the house.

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