writing prompt friday: breaking news

Rubber Ducky Copywriter - Writing Prompt Friday

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


Stay safe, stay healthy.

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: 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.

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

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.

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

Yours, Ducky