Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

I can’t believe I almost forgot it was Friday.  All week I’ve been getting my days mixed up.  Fortunately, today is a day off work for me, so I’ll have plenty of time to get things all straightened out.

I don’t know what the weather is where you are, but where I am there have been clear blue skies for several days now, with shirt-sleeve temperatures–at least when the winds aren’t blowing.  The nice weather means it’s time to venture out into the backyard and tackle the weeds that are springing up before they manage to get any bigger.

I’ll also be spending part of my day off today giving my climbing rose bushes a severe trim.  They grow like crazy, but there is a lot of deadwood in the middles and sucker-shoots growing in random places.  It’s time to cut them back, fix the broken trellises behind them, and get them tidied up.  If all goes well, they should be back to trying to overgrow the house in no time. 

I’m not sure what else is on the schedule today, though I definitely plan 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.


Prompt:   Let’s take a road trip

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

prophesy           drumbeat            young           foot

dread                 country               whisper         island

colors                 city                      crazy             liquor

calendar            captive                cursed            handlebars

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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