Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Well this week sure took a turn for the worst, at least from a world peace perspective.  Just as COVID restrictions are starting to be relaxed and interacting with others seems like a definite possibility, pandemic fears have been suddenly been replaced by the specter of war.

I can’t even imagine.

Makes the people complaining about wearing a mask and getting a shot for the good of society seem like a bunch of whinners when one watches news coverage of people leaving everything behind and sheltering in the subways with the sounds of bombing in the distance.

Perspective.

I’ve had the news on all day, with the hope of hearing something positive, and have been crocheting baby blankets as gifs for a few soon-to-be-arriving babies, as a way of focusing on something positive.  Good thing I’ve got a big yarn stash.

One advantage of being a writer is that if you don’t like whatever might be going on in real life, you can always write a revised version that turns out the way you want.  I think I’ll do a little reality-revising after work by giving 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’s happening?

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

logical           flicker            wreckage       dispatch

smile              shock            barn               ghostly 

warning         predict          suitcase          chapter

butterfly         doom          direction          history

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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