Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy “National Make a Dog’s Day” (if you’re reading this on October 22nd).

National Make A Dog’s Day on October 22nd provides an opportunity to give all dogs the best day of their lives. The day not only encourages visits to shelters, but it is also a reminder to animal lovers everywhere to adopt instead of shop for a new pet.

For those who already have a dog, almost anything can make their day a “best day ever.”  A walk in the park.  A new toy.  Some quality time together.  It doesn’t take much–and you’ll likely get a big slobbery face lick in return.

If dogs aren’t your cup of tea, it’s also “National Color Day”–a chance to focus on the impact color has on our lives and to engage in a little creativity.  As a life-long fan of crayons and coloring books, I can totally get behind this celebration.

For now though, I’ll be celebrating “Thank goodness it’s raining day”, although that does mean that my house painters will be delayed until next week.  Things have been so dry in my area, that rain is a very welcome change.  Thank goodness I cleaned out those rain gutters this past weekend.

Whatever else I do today, plan to grab a warm beverage and my 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.

Ready?

Prompt:   What to do on a rainy 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:   

cabin                 action           broken           volcano

library              play              cryptic            trauma

store                 scheme          elephant         stage

basement         beach             doll                hero

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!

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