Prompt 30

“A recipe for disaster” 1 antagonistic drunk 1 tsp of tension 1 elephant in a room 2-3 secrets kneaded in with 1-2 lies 2 defensive family members, well shaken 1 pinch of contention

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Prompt 29

“The meanest thing anyone has ever said to you” I pride myself in ensuring that I am surrounded by wonderful and kind people in my life. I have little patience for people who enjoy being mean to others. As such, the meanest thing that I remember being said to me, or at least the one […]

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Prompt 28

“Something you lost” One day, I did something very stupid. Very very stupid. I was about to travel back to London after a break in Argentina, and I packed some of my jewellery into a box in my suitcase. As you can imagine, and as I should have foreseen, once I arrived in London the […]

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Prompt 27

“Something you found” When I was a little girl, I used to take my teddy bear everywhere with me. I mean everywhere. Whether we were going to the grocery store, or on a train, or to visit my grandparents, I always had my bear suspended from my pinky finger by the tag on its behind. […]

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Prompt 26

“A sneeze” It starts in an indescribable place somewhere that feels like it is both behind your eyes and behind the bridge of your nose. You squint, and cringe your nose, trying to squeeze the sensation away. When that doesn’t work, you try the opposite tactic, widening your eyes and trying to stretch out your […]

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Prompt 25

“Put two people who hate each other in an elevator for 12 hours. What happens?” Hour 1 “This is so your fault,” said Clare, irrationally certain that the fact that Colin had stopped the doors from closing in order to catch the elevator had been what caused it to stop mid-way down from their office […]

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Prompt 24

“You are looking down through the skylight as chefs prepare dinner for your ex-fiancé’s wedding” “Come on, you’re better than this,” Rita admonished herself. “You can still turn back. You don’t have to do this.” While the rational voice in her head had a point, Rita knew that the anxiety she had around this day […]

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Prompt 23

“What could have happened to you in highschool that would have altered the course of your life” I think about these types of questions often. Mostly to try and determine how different my life might actually be if something had led me in a different direction. But, also, to try and determine what might still […]

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