Prompt 81: The house is on fire

“What you would run out of the house with if it were on fire” I think if I had been posed with this dilemma last year, I probably would have said that I would try and grab the things that hold a significant nostalgic element to them: the photo of my grandmother on her wedding […]

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Prompt 80: Birthday Musings

Prompted by my own birthday There’s a funny thing about birthdays and them being the utterly random day in the year on which we were born. Then, after a few years, they turn out to be the utterly random day in which we take stock of the things we have and haven’t done, think about […]

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Prompt 79: Superhero bucket list

“Write a bucket list for your favourite superhero” First things first. Who is my favourite superhero? I had to sit back and think on this for a second. We are so overexposed to the superhero world lately that I find it hard to pick. For the sake of this prompt, though, let’s say that Storm, […]

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Prompt 78: Rewriting history

“Rewrite the Gettysburg Address for today’s audience” Note: I have to say first and foremost that this felt wrong to do…Lincoln was so eloquent in the words he chose for this speech, and English seems to have been made much baser since then. See original below. Forty seven years ago, our ancestors established here a […]

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Prompt 77: I’ve got two dollars in my pocket

“Two dollars isn’t a lot of money, unless…” …you live in a backward universe where efficiency and simplicity are the concepts that define value and thus small and easily measured numbers carry more weight than long or fragmented ones. Two dollars makes you rich. But not as much as one dollar does. Imagine that.

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Bringing characters to life

Today, as part of the research I’m doing for this little writing project of mine, I read a lot about this one day in the Second World War: December 16, 1943. Why that day, ¬†you ask? Well, according to our family records, this was the day that Allan Reid Cameron, my great-great-uncle, died while on […]

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Prompt 76: What I see outside my window

“Five things you see out the nearest window” The farthest point positioned outside my window is Mount Baker. It sits beyond a cluster of buildings, on the other (wrong) side of the border. During sunsets, the pink and orange light bounces off it, highlighting the snowy tips that shift in size with the transition of […]

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