Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy Friday!  Hard to believe another month is coming to a close.  I was disconcerted to see back-to-school supplies in the stores a few weeks back, but apparently it is getting to be that time of year already.

I could swear that summer just started!

The weather here at the Writing Castle is beautiful–sunny skies and moderately cool temperatures–a far cry from the heatwaves places were experiencing last week or the flooding in other parts of the country currently.  The slightly cooler temperatures fit right in with “National Lasagna Day“, which is apparently today.

From vegan to seafood and dessert, lasagna fills recipe books around the world. Even the sauces come in a wide variety.  Many families create unique recipes that are passed down from generation to generation, with special sauces, and secret ingredients.  The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories and, initially, the word lasagna referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food. 

I may have to put off celebrating Lasagne Day until the weekend, when I have time to go to the grocery store for ingredients, but I’ll definitely be giving today’s writing prompt and random words a try at some point.

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:   Secret family recipe

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

conservative         artificial         base               pragmatic

liqueur                  prank             dexterity        lavender

eternal                  hives               identical        luck

harmony               warning          crust             pounding

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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