Writing Prompt 93: My favourite spot

“Describe a room in your house” One of my favourite spots in the apartment is the dining area. It’s right off the kitchen and technically part of the same ‘room’ as the living area, but it’s its own defined space, really. The dining table, with its four matching chairs, is a light coloured wood surface […]

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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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Prompt 59

“The way the sky looks today” Spring seems to have finally landed in Vancouver. After months of rain and grey, today the city is graced with the bluest of skies. The sun is shining joyfully, inviting itself in through windows and caressing walls that had long forgotten its touch. 

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Prompt 49

“Come up with every possible way to describe something as ‘red’, without using the word itself” The notebook was of a warm, vibrant hue. It blushed, somewhere between crimson and maroon, inspiring memories of fresh strawberries, bright peppers, and ruddy tomatoes. The colour of a rose, perhaps, not quite as deep as an apple, but […]

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Prompt 37

“Describe in detail an every day object – a piece of fruit, a water bottle, or your beat-up old wallet” The teacup sat neatly on the kitchen table, catching the midmorning light and holding it warmly. Like many teacups of its time, it was small and quaint, and had a small handle that would only […]

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Prompt 36

“Parades” People marching, mesmerized, all moving in the same direction, stepping at the same pace. Corralled by banners and observers that delineate the path the marchers must follow. Slow progress, allowing the audience to carefully absorb the celebration or the protest of those passing by. A chant? Perhaps. Starting at the front and rippling across the […]

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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 19

“A storm destroys your uncle’s shed and kills his six-year-old son. Describe the colour of the sky right before the storm hit” When I think about when Danny died, I find myself remembering the sky on that day. We were driving home before the storm hit. My brother was driving, and a Taylor Swift song […]

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Prompt 15

  “Describe yourself in the third person – your physical appearance and personality – as though you were a character in a book.” As Ali came into a room, it became evident very quickly that she was a whole lot more than her chair. If you looked a little deeper, you could see that it […]

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