Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

The days are just flying by!

If you’re reading this on Friday (August 20th), then today is “Lemonade Day”–a tasty observance, just perfect for sunny summer days.  My lemon tree in the backyard is flourishing, with lemons the size of grapefruits, so Lemonade Day is definitely something I’ll have no trouble celebrating.  It’s also “National Bacon Lover’s Day”, so perhaps I’ll pair a glass of lemonade with a nice Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato sandwich and make a double celebration out of it.

Suddenly I’m looking forward to the day with much more enthusiasm than usual.

This is a regular working Friday for me because I forgot to calendar myself out of the office this week.  That’s probably all for the best since I have edits to make on the article I’ve written for the Day Job and they need to be done by Monday to allow time for the necessary bureaucratic review.  Once that is finalized I have a new blooming vine from the local garden center that needs planting and coaxing around a trellis before it gives up on me and starts taking things into its own hands . . . I mean tendrils.  

Somewhere along the line, I plan to take a break, grab a frosty glass of lemonade 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.

Ready?

Prompt:   Fun and Games

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

goggles        nude           adrenaline       fountain

feast             accident      butterfly          barn

wasp            balcony        balloon            mystery

liquor           slave            amateur           fashion

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. Good luck with all your projects today, Elizabeth! I picked plums. Now I have about 15,000 bushels. What to do? I know, make some cordial…

    The Cherry Cordial
    Forsythia Lands-Huntington adjusted her goggles and peered into the bubbling fountain of alcoholic stew.

    “I don’t understand why my cherry cordial didn’t come out last year,” she complained to her best friend, Roxie. “It’s a complete mystery to me.”

    “Maybe if you weren’t trying to brew a liquor in a ratty old barn,” Roxie said, pushing a wasp away with the latest issue of What to Wear, the latest women’s fashion magazine. “Maybe if this dump didn’t offer a feast to rats. Maybe if you weren’t an amateur brewmeister. Doesn’t seem like an accident to me.”

    “Maybe if you weren’t such a slave to fashion,” Forsythia said good humoredly. “Maybe if you didn’t try to launch a hot-air balloon off the balcony thinking you were a butterfly and then crash to the ground, breaking your leg.”

    “I did have a bit of adrenaline going that day,” Roxie admitted.

    “And you were nude,” Forsythia said, stirring the pot.

    “Well, if you’re going to be that way, old thing,” Roxie said. “Let me stir for a while.”

    • That was fun, Kay. Forsythia and Roxie sound like people I’d like to know better. Here’s hoping the cherry cordial turns out better this year than last.

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