Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday. Hey…wow…is it August already? When did that happen? Oooops. Looking back over the years I’ve been blogging here on Rubber Ducky Copywriter, I wish I wish I could say this is the first time that time got away from me. Hopefully, you’re doing well and staying safe and finding the right indoor/outdoor balance for you these days. Personally, I’m going feral. My social skills are questionable, but my personal hygiene skills are sharp as ever, much to the appreciation of my husband and cat. In case you haven’t noticed, this is where I ramble on until my caffeine kicks in because I’ve been waking up at 3:00 a.m. for the past several days and have given up all hope of ever getting a good night’s sleep, ever.
Yup, waiting on that sweet, sweet caffeine.
So, headlines these days are scary. For this week’s prompt, here’s one that begs (please please please please please) you to write the story for it.
Breaking News: Mermaid Caught in Fishing Net Refuses to Give Fishermen Any Slack
Stay safe, stay healthy.
P.S. If you notice changes to this post it’s because I keep having to edit and fix my mistakes. Because I need more caffeine. Good times. On to Cup #3.
P.P.S. It occurs to me that someone may think the above headline was pulled from real headlines. It wasn’t. I made it up. Not sure why I should clarify this since mermaids don’t exist, but I’d rather be honest than assume y’all know what I mean.
P.P.P.S. I just realized the Featured Image and the image at the top of the post don’t match. Am too lazy to change either. Enjoy this double-ducky day. 🙂
Hello, and welcome back. Yes, it’s been a while. Sorry ’bout that. Feeling rather overwhelmed to do too much outside of immediate needs. I’m sure you know what I mean. But I want to keep this up in case anything here prompts you to write something you love or that helps you find meaning or even take a timeout from reality and find some happy. Writing for the sake of writing is fun.
So, in that spirit, let’s move to a few writing prompts (because catching up is catching up… so the lolcat stops judging me).
Pick a prompt, any prompt.
Write the life story of a bookmark.
“There can be only _________.”
Start with “This twilight, the sun decided to linger a little longer.” End with “And the world went to sleep.“
Write a 500-word story in which you use the phrase “My left sock ran away” six times.
“Feel how I feel, think how I think, just don’t _________.”
As always, feel free to share your writing in the comments. Stay safe. Stay healthy.
Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Like many people these days, I’m feeling a little fried in the head. So fried, I’m taking today off because I can’t even come up with a decent writing prompt for you; that’s how fried I am.
With that, here’s something writing-prompty (new phrase; you’re welcome English language) that you can do.
Write your own writing prompt and a piece of writing that goes with it.
Submit either or both in the comments below. Or just write because that’s the whole point of these prompts anyway, whether you share them or not.
Stay safe and healthy, The Ducky
Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! It’s spring. Easter’s around the corner. We finally made it through March. I’m out of Twinkies, but I still have Oreos. I’ve become a wiz at conference calls. The cat’s bored with us. And I thought I’d be caught up on my laundry by now, but no; turns out I really dislike doing laundry.
I sit next to a big window all day and have been watching things bloom, which is lovely. And it brings us to this week’s writing prompt…
Write about the life of a leaf, from the leaf’s perspective.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Week 2 of working from home is in the books. Am more productive at home than in the office. Have learned how to video conference. Have discovered that there’s a seagull who loves to hang out with the giant flock of crows that run our neighborhood skies. Have named him Johnathan.
And now, on to this week’s writing prompt…
Dang. I ate the car.
Want to share your writing prompt result? Share in the comments.