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

Writing Prompt Friday (Bridge)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt FridayLast Friday was my husband’s birthday. (Yay!) As the birthday boy requested, we went to the local casino buffet…only to discover it was closed for remodel. (Boooooooooooooo!) So I stuffed him full of tacos and cocktails. (Yay!) I stuck to soda because I was driving. (Yay for safety.)

Really, it was an emotional roller coaster.

On to this week’s prompt…

What lives under here? And how did that come to be?

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Yours, Ducky

Writing Prompt Friday (werepizza)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! We’re keeping up our October, Halloween, ghost story themes of fun because, well, it’s fun. This one’s brought to you buy the dense blanket of fog that generously added to my morning commute but that I couldn’t be angry about because I had time to savor my Pumpkin Spice Latte without my coworker giving me a hard time for loving Pumpkin Spice Lattes. (He’s a coffee purist.)

On to this week’s prompt…

A fall’s soup of fog. A werewolf. The last slice of pizza.

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

Yours, Ducky

5-minute free writing

WanderingBrainI was an art student in college. I graduated with a degree in applied design and visual arts. Became a graphic designer and web designer. I sketched a lot.

Not so much now that I’m a writer. So far, I’ve spent much of my copywriting career working alongside designers, and I’ve seen them constantly sketching. During meetings, in brainstorming sessions, at their desks—their pens and pencils skim over whatever’s handy with a steady rhythm. And in just a few minutes, they can sketch some amazing stuff.

But I rarely see fellow writers tapping out snippets of writing in the same way. We may write down ideas in little notebooks, but we let a few minutes here and there pass without second thought.

Last week, I was five minutes early for a meeting. So I followed their example and jotted down random phrases that popped in my head.

The results themselves were terrible but worth it.

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Writing Prompt Friday (comfort)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt FridayI’d like to take a moment to say “Thank you.” Really, thank you. I’ve been posting writing prompts regularly and you still keep coming back for them. Many of you even “Like” them. And I appreciate it. I appreciate you. I started posting prompts as a way to stay engaged with my blog even when life gets in the way of writing long posts. That you keep liking them and enjoying them have helped me keep it up. For that, I thank you. Any audience is a privilege and not to be taken for granted. Thank you for coming to visit.

Now, on to this week’s prompt…

Life had become so comfortable, it hurt.

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Yours, Ducky