Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy “National Donut Day” (if you’re reading this on June 4th)–definitely one of my favorite days.  I’m pretty sure I know what I’ll be doing in the morning.   If you’re not a fan of donuts (crazy, but possible), it’s also “National Cheese Day” and “National Cognac Day”, so there are definitely options.

On a more serious note, it’s also the “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” along with “Wear Orange Weekend.”

“The effect of gun violence on our communities is pervasive, long lasting, and impacts everyone uniquely. Wear Orange is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective power as members of the gun violence prevention movement, bringing together a broad spectrum of organizations, brands, and influencers working in different ways to curb gun violence.”

For me today will be a regular work day–a bit of a change after several weeks of taking Fridays off.  I’m hoping to be able to fit in a visit to my favorite donut shop before work–to help them stay in business, of course.  Whether or not that plan turns out, I’ll definitely be increasing the resistance setting my elliptical machine another notch (I’m at 6 out of 10) and giving 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:   Indulging in a treat

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

sweet          decadent           blurt            honey

savory         adorable           patient        cream

sticky           healthy             diva             ripe

warm           contagious       drowsy        spirit

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!

2 thoughts on “Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

  1. Happy Donut Day to you, too, Elizabeth! I’m thinking we could kill two birds with one stone and put some cheese on our donuts. Or, you know, maybe not. 🙂

    All Good Things
    “What is that incredibly decadent-looking thing you’re making?” Delores picked a pecan off her warm sticky bun and chewed it slowly. “I’m sure it’s terribly unhealthy, whatever it is.”

    Amabel laughed, patiently adding the cream to the batter of the honey cake she was making. “It’s honey cake,” she said. “It’s not unhealthy if you don’t pig out on it. You don’t want to make a meal of sweet things. But sometimes people need a treat.”

    “You’re adorable,” Delores said, taking a bit of her sticky bun. “So naive.”

    “That’s the spirit.” Esther, Amabel’s grandmother, looked up from the savory biscuits she was mixing. A ripe diva of the old school, she’d founded the bakery almost fifty years ago and still came in every day at five to bake. Amabel thought her grandmother’s work ethic was contagious, even though she herself was not a morning person. Not a day went by when she didn’t think she’d fall asleep over her cookie sheets. She was drowsy even now, after three cups of coffee. Her own sticky bun—warmed up from yesterday—was but a distant memory.

    But drowsy or no, one day this bakery would be hers, and she vowed to be ready for it.

    • Great use of the words and theme, Kay. I can almost smell the bakery from here.

      I managed to make a quick trip to my local bakery and snag one of their remaining donuts this morning. Apparently many other people had the same idea.

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