Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy Veterans Day–and thanks to those who have served and those currently serving.  My parents were both in the service during WWII and I found some old snapshots of them today, looking impossibly young in their uniforms.  I remember playing dress-up in one of my dad’s old navy uniforms when I was a kid, though I never remember either parent ever talking about their time in the service.

For those of you who are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I hope your writing has been successful so far and you get your 1,6667 words for the day (more or less) on the page before the day is out.

I’m not NaNoWriMo-ing this year, instead I’m spending my time doing home repairs and the thousand and one things that always seem to be on the ToDo list of a homeowner.  The puppy is doing her best to help–or more accurately, to get in the way whenever possible–so progress is not as fast as I’d like.  At least I can’t complain that there’s nothing to do.

Whatever else I manage to get done today–with our without the puppy’s assistance–I’ll be giving this week’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:  Getting ready for winter 

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

          south                 popular        droplet          champion

          between            daylight        fortunate      fog

          pessimist          cargo             fireplace       sphere

          contempt         time                glitter           advertisement

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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