Writing Prompt 95: My Favourite Recipe

“Your favourite recipe” My favourite recipe is one I have been trying to perfect since the first time I attempted (and semi-succeeded) to make it: my mom’s lasagna. It may take a while to make, but it’s pretty easy, making it a great meal for those cold wintry nights. Recipe: Meat Sauce 1 kg of […]

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Writing Prompt 94: The Perfect Meal

“The perfect meal” This is what I would pick as the ideal menu for a brisk autumn evening like today’s. Just a combination of my favourite pieces of comfort food. Bruschetta or fresh guacamole (with a tonne of coriander) to start Lasagna as a main, with a fresh buttery lettuce salad with a balsamic vinaigrette […]

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Prompt 92: Learning through podcasts

“Something more you’d like to know about” I’ve started listening to podcasts on my way to work. What used to be 20 to 25 minutes of silent transition between one place and another is now filled with informational ramblings about interesting things that I would never have known to investigate. I started with Malcolm Gladwell’s […]

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Prompt 91: Dear Santa

“You are a fifty-three-year-old woman living in Chicago. Write a letter to Santa.” Dear Santa (Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Mr. Claus, whatever it is you call yourself these days), I’ve never written to you before. Isn’t that odd? The thing is, my father didn’t believe in you. Well, he didn’t believe in making the world […]

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Prompt 89: A man in red

“What a character wearing something red is thinking” Lucius was anxious. For the first time in his life he was waiting for a date whom he had met on an online dating site. It had taken him a while to transition from online interactions to a real date. Unfortunately, he was of a generation where […]

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Prompt 88: My favourite hiding spot

“Your favourite hiding spot” When we were children, there were many instances during which we could hide. Sometimes it was even encouraged! Be it during a game or to run away from a punishment, there were quite a few times when I ended up behind a tree, under my bed, in a cupboard, or lying […]

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Prompt 87: Things I’ve kept

“What you’ve kept” There’s a box in my living room. It’s in the shape of a large book—so it doesn’t really look like a box. It’s my treasure trove of memories. Inside this box, I’ve got all the letters, birthday missives, photos, and other pieces of paper that I’ve collected over the years from friends, […]

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Prompt 86: Screw you (not you)

“Screw you” There’s a voice in my head that emerges every one to two years. It’s a mean voice, but it’s seductive. It’s a voice that sets out to taint the image I have of myself. It seeks to bring up insecurities, what ifs, and not-so-fond memories attached to a part of me that I […]

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Prompt 85: Imaginary friends

“Create an imaginary friend (human or not)” I have a friend named Puzzles. I’m not quite sure if  Puzzles is a he or a she, but this friend showed up as if from nowhere one day and hasn’t left my side since. Puzzles is magical, you see, and invisible to everyone except me. 

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Prompt 84: Dear Reader

“Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t finished yet” Dear reader, First of all, I want to say thank you. In a world where we have thousands (if not millions) of things vying for our attention, I find myself so grateful for the fact that you chose to deliver some of […]

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Prompt 83: Making my work monosyllabic

“Rewrite a piece of your own writing in one-syllable words.” For this exercise, I’m using the text from Prompt 36: “Parades” Check out the link for the original text :)  Folks march, dazed, all head the same way, and step at the same pace.

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