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 54

“Write from the point of view of a nurse who hates the patient she is charged with helping” Rose had a routine. In fact, it was a perfect routine. She would come into work at the Redford Physical Rehabilitation Centre at precisely 7:50 in the morning, so that she could start her rounds at 8:00. […]

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Prompt 53

“Set something on fire”  I looked at the bouquet. It was a bunch of daisies. Bright yellow centres surrounded by pure white petals. Daisies. If he had been listening at all, he’d know I hated them. Loathed them, even. Adding insult to injury, he had sent a note with them. It had two words on […]

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Prompt 52

“A beginner’s guide to waking up in the morning” Step 1: Open eyes. This might take some time as your eyelids might feel as if they are glued shut. Step 2: Look around and find a time device to assess what time of the day it is. This can also be done by looking at the sun’s […]

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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 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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