Writing Prompt Friday (wigs)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! It’s goose season here in the Pacific Northwest. The office in which I work is a step away from a nature path that runs along a river. Geese love that setup. They also love nesting, swimming and chasing unsuspecting animal lovers who try to quietly walk past without disturbing them.

Geese chased. I ran. Coworkers laughed. I burned off some calories. No one was injured. Good times were had by all.

So that happened.

This episode of goosery, public exercise and general shenanigans has nothing to do with this week’s writing prompt, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Continue reading

Writing Prompt Friday (unisomething)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! (I really enjoy doing this series; I hope you’re having fun with it, too.)

Last week I finished a book about demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, and in that book, they explained that the first stage of a demon infestation includes sounds of barking, scratching, knocks and thumps, and that it also includes foul-smelling odors. For several days before reading about that, I’d been hearing barking, scratching, knocks and thumps, and smelling a foul odor in one particular spot in my home.

For a hot moment, I was concerned because I’m a writer with an active imagination and I’d been having a crappy week so why not think there’s a demon in my home? Maybe it could do something about the hornet’s next by the door.

Turns out my upstairs neighbor got a puppy, and I needed to take out the trash. Crisis averted.

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Taking care of your inner hamster

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Your writer’s muse is undependable. You’ve got deadlines? The muse is outta there; you’re on your own. Mine lets the door slam behind her on the way out as she calls “Bye, Felicia!” over her well-groomed shoulder as she takes off to enjoy herself while I work.

I’m a copywriter. Deadlines are my daily norm, and I need a source of creativity on which I can rely. I call that source of creativity my little hamster Hortense. When the muse abandons me, Hortense is the one who helps uncover the creative gems that get the job done. She’s not in it for the glamour; she’s there because we have a job to do and we’re in it together.

You, too, have an inner source of creativity.

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Writing Prompt Friday (fish)

Rubber Ducky Copywriter - Writing Prompt FridayHello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! This week I was surprised at work. I won an Excellence Award, which includes a certificate, a trophy and a cash bonus. While those are lovely and deeply appreciated, I appreciate them more because of the person who nominated me. His opinion carries weight. He doesn’t give compliments cheaply. His friendship is earned, not freely given. For him to nominate me is a high compliment. For others to approve it (and for so many people to congratulate me) means more than the award itself.

People are looking even when you don’t realize it. And they’re talking.

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Writing Prompt Friday (fire exit)

Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! This week is brought to you by my on-the-spot imagination. As in, I saw something, took a picture and thought “Gee, this would make an excellent writing prompt.” I stopped for flowers and went home with so much more.

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