Elizabeth: Friday Story Time Week 2

Happy Friday; hope your week has been a good one.  It’s been cold and periodically damp here in my part of the state, but down south the areas that were battered by flames a short time ago are now dealing with flooding and deadly mudslides – a definite reminder not to underestimate the power of Mother Nature.

Hopefully you are safe, comfortable, and dry, wherever you may be.

As we said in last week’s post, we are inviting those working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication) to share a bit with us on Fridays – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with.

For those without a story in progress, or those who just want to work on something new, we’ve also got our weekly writing prompt, loosely based this week on an old exercise I found when reading through my writing folder looking for inspiration.

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Elizabeth: Friday Story Time

Welcome to the 2018 and a year full of possible stories – some planned, some unexpected, but all sure to be interesting.

We’ve seen some great stories come out of our weekly Friday Writing Sprint random word lists since we started posting them a few years ago, but it seems like now might be a good time to change things up a bit and inspire a fresh batch of creativity.

For those working away on a manuscript, whether a first draft of a polished version on its way to publication, we invite you to share a bit with us on Fridays – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with.

For those without a story in progress, or those who just want to work on something new, we’ll be posting a writing prompt, loosely based on Jamie Cat Callan’s Writer’s Toolbox (why yes, I did receive this as a Christmas gift)

Sound like a plan?

Here is today’s writing prompt:

Write a story that begins:

“The racoon was bad enough, but the ferret was the last straw.”

And includes:

Marsha, the blind librarian

Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for Story Time.

Happy writing to all!