Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Welcome to the end of another week.  I don’t know about you, but I felt like this week must have had a few extra days in it.  Or maybe it just seemed that way with days full of meetings at work.

The weather–at least during the day–seems to have had enough of winter.  It has been sunny and warm enough for me to leave the door to the patio open, without the furnace feeling compelled to turn on and heat the great outdoors.

Most of the plants are still hibernating, but my little grapefruit tree, which has been working on mastering the art of producing edible fruit for a few years, finally seems to have figured things out.  The result looks like a grapefruit on the outside, but I haven’t cut into it yet to see about the inside.  Fingers crossed that it’s edible.

This week started off with a day of volunteering in honor of MLK day–I made no-sew blankets for the homeless (I’m pretty sure actual sewing would have been faster).  That was followed up with getting new portraits taken for work (not my favorite activity).  Fortunately, everything went smoothly enough, although I feel like I have a kind of startled look on my face in the portrait.

Now that all of that is taken care of I can focus on wrapping up the work week.  There is a lot on the ToDo list, but I definitely plan to make 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:   Are we there yet?

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

national               awesome            crabs             aroma

peppermint         explosion            empty           alcoholic

apparatus            destiny                episode         luxurious

escalator              available             slap                simple

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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