Welcome to the last Friday in July. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Seems like children just got out of school for summer vacation last week, but some are already going back in the next week or two.
I might have to break down and get a calendar so I can keep track.
Happy “National Cheesecake Day” (if you’re reading this on July 30th). While a slice of cake won’t slow down time, it will make it pass in a tasty manner. Frankly, I was rather hoping for National Ice Cream Day, but that was a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I’ll just celebrate it again anyway, just in case I didn’t do a thorough job of it the first time.
Sounds like a plan, right?
In the meantime it’s “Not My Day Off After All Day” for me today. A big meeting has come up that I need to attend so, instead of puttering around the house today I’ll be in front of the computer with my headset on. At least I’ll be able to enjoy a view of the flowers blooming in the yard while I do that. Not quite the same as a day off, but it will have to do.
Once my meetings are over, I have some roses that are in desperate need of a trim. Then I plan to turn my recent lemon-tree harvest into a refreshing pitcher of lemonade and take a shot at today’s writing prompt and random words.
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: Lazy summer day
Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
shack blissfully pale freewill
portal symbolic beeswax country
charismatic eraser almond feeling
crawling adhesive grounds twin
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!