Travel prompt 2: Berlin

There are a few streets in Berlin, the residential ones, where each building sports a different colour. The buildings have each been designed with very precise and immaculate architecture, drawing your eyes to the details around the windows, doors and roofs, each adorned with white frosting. I’ve found that walking through some of these residential […]

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Travel prompt 1

I walked by my university campus the day before yesterday. The one where I did my masters program. It was hard to imagine that it has already been three years since I finished it. In that time, the place’s memory of me has been replaced by other students embarking on their own academic endeavours, planning […]

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Writing Prompt Update

Hello my darling readers, Just a little heads up on the writing prompts process. Over the next five weeks, I’m going to be traveling. I’ll be in Berlin, Sweden (Stockholm and Karlstad), London, and Toronto, and then will spend some time in my family cottage near Ottawa. As I have committed to packing light for […]

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Prompt 68

“Google search your own name. Write about the search result that is closest to your name but isn’t you.” If I search my name, Alison Cameron, I inevitably stumble on multiple pages dedicated to one of the doctors from the famous show, House M.D. Allison Cameron is one of the first doctors to work with […]

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Prompt 67

“Your favourite piece of playground equipment”  When I was little, there weren’t many occasions where we would go to playgrounds. Our family lived on a farm, and our playground was our garden, with low hanging branches to climb and fallen tree trunks to walk across. 

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Prompt 66

“What you were doing this time last year” This time last year, I was in the process of packing up my life in Toronto. I was selling furniture, filling boxes meticulously with our possessions, debating over what to keep versus what to give away or throw away.

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Prompt 65

“Hickory dickory dock The mouse ran up the clock The clock struck one The mouse ran down Hickory dickory dock.” He was cursed, this mouse was. His name was Remus. He lived in a hole in the wall, underneath the staircase of the Fairchild household, right across the room from the Fairchild grandfather clock that […]

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Prompt 64

“What does writer’s block feel like?” I think that just as much as every writer has their own process for writing, each and every one probably experiences writer’s block in different ways. The easiest way to envisage writer’s block is a pair of clawed hands holding the writer back, rendering him or her unable to […]

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Prompt 63

“Making soup” I feel like soup is more than just food, don’t you? Soup is nourishment for the soul. Picture this: it’s a cold, damp day, and you’re feeling kind of blue because your boss yelled at you for something that wasn’t your fault. You stop at the grocery store because you know that there’s […]

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Prompt 62

“Write ten sayings for fortune cookies” A friend is one who celebrates your good fortunes as much as he or she supports you in your downfalls. Seek peace in yourself before you aim to bestow it upon others. If you are surrounded by a flock of angry pigeons…don’t look up. Don’t forget to savour the […]

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Prompt 61

“A tree from a leaf’s perspective” She gives me life. Did you know that? This tree that I belong to. I am here, floating in the wind, basking in the sunshine only because she gave birth to me and continues to bring me life. She endured the toils of winter for me. For all us […]

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Prompt 60

“A piece of clothing you keep just for the memory” There’s a dress hanging in my closet. Its colours red and gold. The bodice, sleeveless, is of red silk with golden oriental patterns splayed across it. The waist is a simple golden ribbon, sewn on by hand after the fact with clumsy and imperfect stitches […]

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