Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Welcome to the end of another work week–the last work week of the year for those who are taking next week of to celebrate (or recuperate from) the holidays.

For those of you celebrating Christmas, I hope your presents are bought and wrapped; your refrigerators full; and none of your guests are stuck somewhere dealing with the recent spate of intense winter weather and flight cancellations.

The holidays managed to sneak up on me a bit and I had to make a dash to the grocery store earlier today for a few odds and ends.  Apparently I wasn’t the only one.  The store was full, though the shelves were fairly empty.  Fortunately, they had almost everything I needed.  Who knew green onions were such a hot item this time of year?

Currently, I have a few batches of cookies cooling in the kitchen, with a few more batches to make.  Can the holidays really be considered a success if there aren’t at least half-a-dozen different kinds of cookies?  I think not.

In between work, baking cookies, and keeping the puppy and her playmate from causing any permanent damage around the house, I’ll be enjoying some eggnog and 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.


Prompt:  “. . . let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” 

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

          stir                  milky             attempt            kitten

          guess              full                  cough              ingredient

          buffet             siege               convince          toothbrush

          brewery        challenge         crisp                shine

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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