Happy “National Bacon Day” (if you’re reading this on the 26th). If you’re feeling environmentally friendly, it’s also “National Skip the Straw Day” as well.
“In 2017, a group of teenage activists called the Coral Keepers established National Skip the Straw Day to recur every fourth Friday in February. Amid frequent and intense conversations about the state of the planet and the potentially fatal effects of plastic waste for creatures in the world’s largest oceans, these high school students from Whitehall, Michigan decided to establish the day in order to educate others about the many biodegradable alternatives to these small but potent cylindrical sippers.”
Whatever you choose to celebrate, I hope you have a good day.
Here in “feels like Springtime” California, I’ll be celebrating “Digging in the Yard” day. The local garden centers are flush with new plants, just the thing I need to brighten up my yard, which is still looking a little winter-bland. I’ve got some climbing roses and lavender plants that need to get out of their plastic pots and into the ground while they’re still alive and flourishing.
After I get my yard taken care of 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: Making a new start
Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
dazzling distort peepshow feast
tiger western consultant expose
destiny mood dramatic faith
fountain academic driver free
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!