Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy Friday, or “Day 19” for those who are participating in NaNoWriMo.  Hard to believe that November is almost 2/3 over already.  If you are right on target with 31,666 words on the page–Congratulations!  This is the part of NaNoWriMo where 50,000 words starts to seem like a very definite possibility, right?

Occasionally it may also be the time when you may start to wonder why you thought writing 50,000 words was a good idea.

For those who need a break or who just don’t feel like writing, it is “National Play Monopoly Day”.  I’m not sure how Monopoly got it’s own day; I always preferred Life, though it was a pain getting those little family member pegs to stay in the car as you moved around the board.

“Known as one of the most popular board games in the world, Monopoly was originally based on a board game designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1902. Since then, the game has been played by an estimated 500 million people since 1935.”

Whatever board game you prefer, it sounds like a fun way to spend an evening.   Unless you’re the ultra-competitive type.  In which case, maybe NaNoWriMo is a better option.

I’ll be busy today with Ye Olde Day Job–where there are more and more things that need to get done as the year-end continues its rapid approach.  I may not have enough time for board games, but I’ll definitely set aside some time to 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:   Let’s Play a Game

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

crawl                 portal            lantern             expose

immunity          puzzle           chieftain           easy

against             dilemma        elite                  cranberry

blame               drunken        hangman          jump

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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