Happy Friday. Congratulations if you made it through April 1st (April Fool’s Day) without being taken in. I will admit to falling for a post from a local city. To be fair, the council there has voted in some pretty strange regulations, so their April 1st post wasn’t outside of the realm of possibility.
Today, (if you’re reading this on the 2nd) is Good Friday for those who celebrate. For those who don’t there are a variety of other things to celebrate, including “National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day” and “World Autism Awareness Day.”
“April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. Did you know that CDC statistics revealed that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is 4.3 times more prevalent in boys than it is in girls? This is because girls “often go undiagnosed because they don’t fit autism stereotypes and they mask symptoms better than boys do,” according to the Child Mind Institute. There is no better way to celebrate this day than by becoming aware of the characteristics of people with this condition and how all of us can do better to increase our own understanding and promote kindness..”
Whatever you’re celebrating, “increasing understanding” and “promoting kindness” seem like good all-around choices.
I’m off work today and am quite likely to celebrate “Doing Nothing but Reading Day”, though who knows. The beautiful weather may motivate me to leave the house and do something a bit more energetic. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Somewhere along the line I plan to 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 friend
Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
moon blueberry crab martyr
rival brimstone cougar audio
nineteen frequent gems junkyard
fabric ranch neon appetite
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 writing prompts. Ideas are always welcome.
Happy writing to all!