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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Prompt 73: Here’s to sisters

“Your most treasured photograph” One of my most treasured photographs sits on my bookcase, surrounded by my other treasured positions: books, books, and (yes, you’ve guessed it), more books. It’s a photo of me and my sister, aged probably five and four, sitting in a field of wheat, wearing matching outfits, and with our arms […]

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Prompt 72: Ten ways I’m like my Mother

“How you’re just like your mother” I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I take after my mother. I used to staunchly refuse to acknowledge the fact, but now, as I grow older, I catch myself saying or doing things that are only too resonant of her. Here’s just a few ways in which we […]

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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 55

“Write a list of things that makes you angry happy” So I modified today’s prompt a bit… I wasn’t quite in the mood to go on a rant about the things that make me angry. This is my list. What’s yours? Sitting in the sun Flowers in a vase Snuggling with a pup Learning something […]

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Prompt 50

“You bring someone back from the dead. Who is it?” I think when we’re asked this question, we’re often expected to choose someone famous or someone who played a big role in bringing good to the world. Selfishly, I’m quite baffled by that. I don’t think I could ever squander this wish like that.

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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 31

“Write down everything you can remember about your algebra (math) teacher” In terms of appearance, Mr. B was bald, round, of average height, and he wore glasses with a thick frame. Outside of the classroom, at least, he looked to be quite a jolly guy, as his smile would make him almost childlike in his […]

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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 16

  “Describe something you wanted badly and, once you got it, never used” My mom is a wizard in the kitchen. I know a lot of people say that about their mothers, but I truly, truly mean it. Most, if not all, of my favourite meals are things that she whips up when the family […]

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