Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy Friday and, for those in the U.S., welcome to the start of a three-day weekend and the official kick-off of summer.

According to the Calendar of Days, today is “National Road Trip Day” as well as “National Cooler Day”–both fit right in with the holiday weekend theme.  

As simple as the design of a cooler may seem, it wasn’t until the 1950s that the first cooler or “portable icebox” made the scene. In fact, the material needed to make coolers didn’t even exist until 1944.

There may not be a road-trip in my weekend plans, but I have been helping get our neighborhood pool ready for its season-opening on Saturday, so I will be doing my small part to kick off summer.  The weather here may have other plans though, considering that it is currently 58-degrees and windy.

Whether or not the weather decides to warm up–or I am suddenly inspired to take a road trip–I’m going to plan on starting the weekend off with today’s writing prompt and random words.

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:   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:   

snacks            riddle         garden          elaborate

roasting         empty        balcony         early

game             harness       vision           swarm

southern        forest          crash            annoying

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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