writing prompt: pillow


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: leaf


Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! It’s spring. Easter’s around the corner. We finally made it through March. I’m out of Twinkies, but I still have Oreos. I’ve become a wiz at conference calls. The cat’s bored with us. And I thought I’d be caught up on my laundry by now, but no; turns out I really dislike doing laundry.

I sit next to a big window all day and have been watching things bloom, which is lovely. And it brings us to this week’s writing prompt…

Write about the life of a leaf, from the leaf’s perspective.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Yours, Ducky

writing prompt friday: oops


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


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