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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