writing prompt: what’s good

I confess: I’m notorious for not following my own self-care advice. So I doomscrolled a wee bit today and now I’m a wee bit depressed by the news, which is (as we all know) sad sad sad sad. Which has left me wondering if there’s any good news out there? So I found some good news in the form of a dog surviving in the woods and while many people find solace in this kind of story, my brain zeroes in on the fact that dog needed to survive in the first place.

Not helpful, brain. Whose side are you even on? I’m your house; remember that.

Yes, I have a point. Namely, today’s writing prompt.

Writing prompt

Write the good news story you most want to read right now.

Share in the comments if you’d like. But even if you choose not (and that’s okay, no pressure), I hope you feel better. I’m going to go pet my cat because I know she doesn’t need saving. Even if she’d like to dispute that sometimes.

Stay safe,
Ducky

writing prompt: midnight planter

Um…yeah…. it’s been a while. Too long. Because life, you know? Life happens. And a lot of life has happened since I stepped away from my blog. A few weeks ago, something happened (and is still happening) to me that has shown me how much I need to write just for the fun of it. I’ve been writing in journals; nothing I’ll share online, but I’ve still been writing.

Now it’s time to get my online writing groove back. If you need to write, too, I hope this writing prompt helps.

Writing prompt

Why is your neighbor planting a tree in his backyard at midnight?

Share your result below. Or keep it in your journal.

Stay safe,
Ducky

P.S. I actually have a neighbor who works on his backyard garden at all hours; literally. He’s a very nice person.

writing prompt friday: breaking news

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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

A-a-a-a-a-a-nd…go!

Stay safe, stay healthy.

Yours,
Rubber Ducky

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. 🙂

writing prompt friday: catching up

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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.

Yours, Ducky

writing prompt friday: dammit spock

Rubber Ducky Copywriter - Writing Prompt FridayHello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday. Quick update: Movers are coming tomorrow to haul heavy stuff. We’ve spent the past 2.5 weeks packing everything else. Cat’s confused. I stopped labeling boxes about 20 boxes ago. And Oreos go well with coffee for breakfast.

And now for this week’s prompt…

Captain Kirk and Spock are trapped in quarantine together.

One ate the other’s snacks.

Write the conversation.

Share your result below. Or keep it to yourself. I just hope this inspires you to write something fun.

Stay safe, Ducky