Finish the following story. Bonus points if the barista makes it out alive and non-lupine.
“Fuck my life!”
The barista was having a meltdown, and I was the one taking the heat. At five in the morning. On my way to move to a new city, a new life, a new identity. And there I stood, in the middle of nowhere, being yelled at by a barista, and a hung over one by the looks of it.
All because I didn’t want foam on my latte. Pardon me, I can’t digest that foam.
People often thing that werewolves only show their furry sides during a full moon. Those people are wrong. This werewolf was ready to fluff and bare teeth over being yelled at for no damn good reason.
The silence between us was as solid as the counter that separated us.
Time stretched. And so did my muzzle.
So I went on vacation for a couple of weeks. Strange mix of magical, empowering, weird and stressful. More so than most vacations. Sometimes you just need to, though, you know? Kinda like writing. I need to put this out there today. Hopefully, it helps you put words to page.
Not all trap doors lead to dark places.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
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