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: pillow

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday. I type this sitting at my sparsely decorated home writing desk, surrounded by barren bookshelves. We’re moving. During a pandemic. Under an active stay-at-home order. Because we bought a house the same weekend life started turning upside down, approximately who-knows-time-anymore ago.

I forgot to label the last 9 boxes I packed. But I can still find the cat.

And now this week’s writing prompt…

End a 627-word short story with “And that’s when pillow hit back.”

Stay safe, Ducky

writing prompt friday: your own

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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

writing prompt friday: sale

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! I had a conversation with my cat Henwen this week. Turns out, I need to feed her every minute of every day, give her cuddles whenever she wants, make her bed and play with her whenever she wants. Part of me wants to have the same conversation with my husband, but since Henwen isn’t getting everything she wants, I doubt I will either. Nice thought, though.

And now, this week’s writing prompt…

You find yourself for sale on eBay. Also, you’re a doll.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Yours, Ducky