writing prompt friday: storytime

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Welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday. I don’t have a funny story in me today, so I’ll start this post with a quote:

“Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.”
― Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art (not a paid link)

And now, on to this week’s writing prompt…

Write a story within a story.

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Yours, Ducky

writing prompt friday: oops

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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.

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Yours, Ducky

writing prompt friday: bananas

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! I have now completed my first week of working from home. Hubs, who’s also working from home (when he can), is an excellent officemate.

Then there’s my cat Henwen.

Adorable? Yes. Sweet? Yes. Loving? Yes. Quiet? Um, no.

But so adorable, even when she sings me the song of her people.

As the week has worn on, she’s calmed down, but still drops in at lunch to let me know she’s in charge and has a wide vocal range.

But again, so adorable.

I wonder if this is how Husband sees me…

And now, on to this week’s writing prompt…

A thriving farm. A lost stranger. Three cursed bananas.

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Yours, Ducky

writing prompt friday: log it

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt FridayI live just outside Seattle. I work just inside Seattle. Our headlines are dominated by a single topic these days, and I’m sure you can guess what that is. And then there’s politics, which gives few people warm, fuzzy feelings.

I’m fine; everyone here is fine.

Now, I could go on about either of these topics. But I won’t.

Here’s why.

One of my most important intentions for this blog is to create a place on the internet where people can come without hearing about so much bad stuff. What’s going on in the world right now is scary. Anxiety-triggering for many. Exhausting for many. Rubber Ducky Copywriter is a fun, safe, happy, inspiring, informative place. No harsh news. No dooms day. No politics. No hate. No hate for the haters. None of that.

Just a safe, inspiring, creative environment where you can take a deep breath.

My promises to you

You are welcome here no matter your political preferences, even if you don’t have any.

You can come here without being afraid of more horrible news.
(The only exception to this is if something horrible happens in my immediate world or to my family, and I have to take an unplanned hiatus.)

Creating this type of environment (even a small one) is important to me. I get frustrated when I visit a site I think is a nice, safe break and what do I see but more stories that make me feel sad or overwhelmed.

Honestly, I’m not even sure I’m making sense right now. I hope you understand what I’m saying and why I feel the need to say it. There just needs to be a place where we (myself included) can take break from everything coming at us, and I want you to know that this blog is one of those places.

And now, on to this week’s writing prompt…

Log your week as if you’re the captain on Star Trek.

 

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Yours, Ducky

 

Writing Prompt Friday: munch

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! I can usually think of fun things to say in these intros when I’m not sitting down to write one. Like now. Drawing a blank here. How about I just wish you a lovely weekend? May your favorite morning beverage be perfect. May your friends and family either be kind or bothering someone else. And may the words flow effortlessly from your pen to the blank page for as long as you need.

And now, on to this week’s writing prompt…

What if Little Red Riding Hood ate the Wolf’s grandmother instead?

In case you’re not familiar with the tale, read more about it here. Personally, I think the Big Bad Wolf should have eaten Red Riding Hood in the forest when he had the chance, but whatever. It’s his food.

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Yours, Ducky