Happy “Celebration of Life Day” (if you’re reading this on the 22nd). According to the National Day Calendar folks:
“Celebration of Life Day on January 22nd honors the children and grandchildren who bring joy to our lives. The day is a reminder that each child and each life is to be held as a precious gift with the highest respect and dignity.”
With all that’s been going on the world in the past year or more, taking a bit of time to celebrate life seems like a nice thing to do.
I recently finished celebrating our recent political transition of power. It’s remarkable how comforting it is to feel like there are intelligent, competent adults in the room again. We may not yet be in “nothing but good times ahead” territory, but now at least we seem to be heading in the correct direction.
Without constantly having to worry about what horrible thing I’m going to see on the news, I foresee a bit more spare time in my future. Today, I think I use some of that time to give 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: Starting a new project
Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
appearance beehive color legend
casino animal drunken pilot
viper blankly balcony bedtime
blender dancing gallery bluff
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 “what-if” prompts. Ideas are always welcome.
Happy writing to all!