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Weekend Challenge: Feeling Pretty Random

My apologies for a later than usual start on the challenge this week. I was telling myself it wasn't my turn yet because I remembered my turn coincided with election week here and then.... I realized it IS already. It's about to be November. Yikes. My internal calendar is only about ten days off.

Anyway, in honor of random errors, errant brain synapses, etc.... just let me know if you are in, and I will pull you a list of as many random objects as you'd like (three if you don't specify) and an equal number of random places around the world, as chosen by a random latitude/longitude picker. Send your darlings all over the world, or keep 'em home and complicate their lives with the objects- whatever works.

If the prompts inspire art/words/crafty stuff by Thursday 11:00pm Eastern US, I'll gladly write you a ficlet, make you some icons, or put words on a WIP.

Okay... enough about all that... who is in?


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Oct. 31st, 2020 12:48 am (UTC)
Guess we're all a bit addled this week(end). *hugs*

Three random prompts don't sound too bad
Oct. 31st, 2020 01:23 am (UTC)
No kidding! *hugs* Am thankful for a couple of days to chill.

Your prompts - hope they inspire.

Package of crunchy snack(s)
Stacks of one hundred dollar bills, counted and paper-banded

Nutak, Labrador Canada:

Eyik, Russia:

Solomon Sea:

Oct. 31st, 2020 01:01 am (UTC)
I'm in. Hit me with some randomness.
Oct. 31st, 2020 01:34 am (UTC)
Excellent! Here it comes....

Pool Table

Southern Ocean - between Argentina and Antartica:

Port Sudan:

Nagoya, Japan:
Oct. 31st, 2020 01:08 am (UTC)
...and complicate their lives with objects...

Erm, I'm sorry, I think Andrej just fainted.

Hahaha... hit me, please!

(And heaven help me but I was very taken aback this week when I realized the election was in one week, so you're not alone.)
Oct. 31st, 2020 01:51 am (UTC)
*haha* My brain had not gone there. Zayne's? Absolutely would. Maybe Andrej needs to head for Alice Springs asap. :)

Pair of Dice
Soda Can
Sketch Pad

Alice Springs, Australia:

Cook Islands:

San Francisco, CA:

And... I'm glad I'm not alone. October was a BLUR.

Edited at 2020-10-31 01:51 am (UTC)
Oct. 31st, 2020 01:55 am (UTC)
Hit me up with one double-random submission please!
Oct. 31st, 2020 02:04 am (UTC)

Martini Glass
Quartz Crystals


Zabul, Afghanistan:

Caroline Islands:
Oct. 31st, 2020 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm in for all the randomness...Not sure what NaNo will permit, but I may need all the help I can get ;)
Oct. 31st, 2020 03:12 am (UTC)
Good luck - with this, and NanNo, of course!

Mobile Phone
Sea Shell

Rotura, New Zealand:
(waves 'Hi" toward Haldoor!)

Baja, California:

Mount Kyllini, Greece:

Edited at 2020-10-31 03:12 am (UTC)
Dec. 17th, 2020 07:32 pm (UTC)
I managed to use the 3 random things at least...

the paragraph excerpts are:

1) Lagertha leaned against the door of the pickup, tapping on the beaded sea shells hanging from the rearview mirror, waiting for the bags of animal feed to be brought out of the store and loaded for her. She knew she could do it herself, but store policy demanded that staff did the loading so there would be no chance of customers injuring themselves on the premises by doing so and then trying to sue the store for compensation. As one of only two farm supply stores in Havensport, with the other on the southwest edge of town and this one on the northeast edge, the store seemed to be perpetually busy. As the self-appointed caretaker of the family’s animals and garden plot, Lagertha made a visit here at least once or twice a month and was used to the waiting. The staff knew her, often providing her discounts and free items that she was sure had more to do with being a part of the prominent extended Bruce family then with her nature, her face, or her name.

2) Though bald, he had a trace of ginger along his cheeks, chin and upper lip. On his hand, between his thumb and finger, was a small tattoo that reminded her of a dove which seemed at odds with his overall demeanor. His blue eyes highlighted his lean, warrior’s physique and she could read in the shifting of those eyes the sort of heightened awareness of his surroundings that indicated a man accustomed to fighting for his life. He reminded her of the men she had grown up with, had lived around all of her life.

He reminded her of home.

3) “Then out of respect for my preferences…drop the ma’am and call me Lagertha. I haven’t seen you here before.”

“Started last week.” Another sack, lifted easily, as Lagertha admired where the coveralls pulled tight across his shoulders and his ass. “Take it you’re a regular.”

“Couple of times a month…” Although maybe more, now that she had a reason to come back. Sentinel genes were screaming for attention, demanding a bond as the eager scent of Dew alerted her to a Guide’s readiness and interest. The flush across his skin suggested he was not accustomed to his own reaction, to his own role as Guide but the sparkle in his eyes countered that awkwardness with the very male response to an attractive woman.

Lagertha looked at her mobile phone. Ten thirty. Too early. She growled, the Sentinel itch clawing across like ants. “Lunch?”

“Twelve thirty.”

Two hours. She frowned, shoved the phone back into her bag, and lifted the last bag into the truck. She could loiter here for two hours, tempted by his proximity. She could go back to the Den and hope they opened, or hope some other Guide happened by. She could drive around town, window shop, hope her purchases weren’t stolen. Or she could drive home, unload the truck, and make it back in time.
Dec. 18th, 2020 04:47 am (UTC)
Excellent! Glad this challenge got you some words.
Dec. 18th, 2020 04:49 am (UTC)
And I'm happy to finally have gotten some words in. Still about 3k behind where I need to be...but with 2 weeks off coming up (except for 2 half days) I should be okay.
Dec. 18th, 2020 04:55 am (UTC)
I have no doubt!

Once I get through holiday preps... I am making time for some writing. My brain is starting to get cranky about the lack of it, lately. About time!
Oct. 31st, 2020 09:06 am (UTC)
I’m in!
Oct. 31st, 2020 07:48 pm (UTC)
All righty! Here you go:

Spice bottle

Tuscon, Arizona:

Walvis Bay, Namibia:

Sierra Imataca, Venezuela:

Oct. 31st, 2020 05:09 pm (UTC)
Trying to get back in the swing, so.. I'll take three random objects, please. :)
Oct. 31st, 2020 07:48 pm (UTC)
Sure thing- here you go, and hope they help@

sand paper
paint brush
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