Writing Prompt Friday (in the belly)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Well, it’s January 17, and my Christmas tree is still up. The cat still keeps trying to climb it. The holiday storage bins are scattered about the home. The cat is unhappy about this state of clutter. Ice hugs my doorstep. The cat doesn’t care because she lives her life indoors, safe and snug. Snow blankets my husband’s car because I park under covered parking like the snowflake I am. (I’m okay with this; so is the husband; I love him; how many semicolons are too many?)

None of this has anything to do with this week’s prompt, but I hope you enjoy it anyway…

I work in the stomach of a teenage boy.

No limit on length.

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Yours, Ducky

P.S. Yes, I’m taking the tree down this weekend.

Writing Prompt Friday (ghosts)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Christmas is next week. To give you an idea of how much I love this holiday, I hereby happily admit that I once had my (plastic) Christmas tree up in August, just in time for school to start here in the U.S.

Presents are nice. Presents are lovely. And I’m married to the world’s most thoughtful gift giver. But what I love most, and this may sound cliche, is that so many people are just a little bit nicer to each other. A bit more forgiving. A bit more likely to let you merge into traffic without shining their vehicle’s high beams into your brain.

Of course, there are those who are jerks or plain evil all year round. But otherwise, this time of year brings out the best in others. And I love that.

I just realized that I need to stop posting on my blog and get ready for my last 1-on-1 of the year with my boss.

So, on to this week’s prompt…

The three ghosts of Christmas discuss your progress this year. What do they say?

No limit on length.

Want to share your writing prompt result? Share in the comments.

Yours, Ducky

Writing Prompt Friday (gift)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! I’ve worked in some office environments whose inhabitants bragged about how often and how big they ate. “This office runs on food,” they would say with a gleam in their eyes. Where I (happily) work now? More food motivated than a pack of hound dogs.

A mass instant message was just sent to everyone in the building and in half a heartbeat, the chairs around me emptied as already-well-fed adults stampeded to the site of the free food. Mind you, no one even had to say exactly what kind of food is available; just that it’s free, plentiful and there for the taking.

I love where I work. I don’t partake because I’m a bit of germaphobe about communal food, but I love the good spirit.

And now, this week’s prompt…

It smelled, well, wrong.

No limit on length.

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Yours, Ducky

Writing Prompt Friday (finding)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! One of my goals this year has been borrowing more books from my local library than buying books from anywhere that sells them. And I’ve done pretty well. One of my favorite things about borrowing books is finding someone else’s random bookmark still in the pages. Coasters, cards, receipts and the occasional printed copy of an email.

Which bring us to this week’s prompt…

You find a letter to Santa in a library book you just borrowed. What does it say? What do you do?

No limit on length.

Want to share your writing prompt result? Share in the comments.

Yours, Ducky

Writing Prompt Friday (thanks)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Next week is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Which means everyone and their parrot is chiming “be thankful” and “count your blessings” and instructing everyone else to list everything for which they’re thankful. I’m all for gratitude. I also think that an important aspect of gratitude gets lost in the shuffle: gratitude to ourselves.

Seriously, when was the last time you told yourself “thank you” for being the amazing person you are? (I’m assuming.) Or for doing that super-cool thing you did? Or for getting yourself through a tough time? Or for helping someone who didn’t say thank you for whatever reason?

Small things or large, take a moment to thank yourself for getting yourself this far in life. Because that’s no tiny undertaking.

On to this week’s prompt…

Write a Thank You letter to yourself.

No limit on length.

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Yours, Ducky