The Collection: Swimmingly

This week’s prompt, set by Charli Mills, at Carrot Ranch was to write a story in 99 words (no more, no less) as indicated below:

September 5, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads!

This pedometer geek writer came up with following story:

My Writing Process

When the writing prompt is posted, I start thinking about what to write. Ideas are considered and rejected.  Once an idea comes, I write until what I wanted to convey is expressed.

Then I edit, removing irrelevant words to reduce the number. Sometimes the prompt doesn’t resonate at all. This is one of those prompts.

Still, it kept nudging me, making me hyper-aware. I’d read something and the prompt would appear in it. Some television programs used the word. I heard people say it, and eventually I decided to allow it to dictate this post, and it did, swimmingly.

~Nancy Brady, 2022

As hard as may be to believe, this writer either saw or heard the word, swimmingly, several times in the past week, and it’s not a word I hear often.

I am sure that the rest of the Word Wranglers over at Carrot Ranch will have some impressive stories. Check out the Swimmingly Collection at http://www.carrotranch.com (and don’t forget to wear your water wings).

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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14 Responses to The Collection: Swimmingly

  1. JC home says:

    Very well done. I really like how you fit the word in there at the end. You like the challenge and that shows. Keep it up. Always a pleasure.

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  2. I liked reading about your writing process and glad all is going swimmingly.

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  3. Jules says:

    There are no coincedences… So some believe.
    Glad things went ‘swimmingly’. 😉

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  4. Cleverly done, and it’s done, with that word having the last word. Fun!

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  5. JC, I believe in the power of “cheerleading,” that is supporting other writers. Sometimes I don’t do it so well, but you certainly do. You are a WordPress cheerleader extraordinaire! ~nan

    Like

  6. Norah says:

    Well done, Nan. It’s funny what we notice when it’s been drawn to our attention, isn’t it?

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