Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Welcome to the first Friday in March.  Hard to believe that it’s almost spring, but the new lilac bush that I planted a few weeks ago is budding like crazy, so spring can’t be too far away.  Lent (for those who observe it) started this week–the colorful Mardi Gras King Cakes in the local bakery were my first clue about that.

Sadly, I missed Shrove Tuesday, though I did venture out of the house yesterday for breakfast, which did include pancakes, so I think I’m covered.  What wasn’t covered were the faces of the people around me at and around the restaurant.  Mask mandates are going away in many places, though people had to show proof of vaccination to get in the restaurant, so there was that.

I was supposed to be off work yesterday and today, but the five days of work this week that I tried to fit into three days didn’t quite fit, so I wound up working yesterday after all (after those pancakes).  Ah well, one day off is better than none.  

I haven’t decided what to do with my day off –so many books to read, so many projects to finish.  Earlier this week I finished the baby blankets I was making for a friend who is expecting (as we speak), but the next blanket I made didn’t turn out the way I wanted so I think I will unravel it and start again.  Annoying, but at least it was a small blanket.

Other than that, I’ll try to avoid watching too much news and give today’s writing prompt and random words a try instead.

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:   This can’t be real.

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

apparent        flunk         coffee          linear

dinosaur        brush         diva              nectar

mission          cave           release        feel

purple           voice           obey          donut

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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