Daily Prompt: Being Mythical!

Daily Prompt: You’re at the beach, lounging on your towel, when a glistening object at the water’s edge catches your eye. It’s a bottle — and yes, it contains a message. What does it say?

Mermaids Exist.

Durdle Door, Dorset

Durdle Door, Dorset

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Daily Prompt: Being Energetic… or not!

Daily Prompt: Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them?

One thing I don’t understand about the generation younger than me? Why do they think riding around on tiny scooters makes them look cool?

I will give it to them though – they always seem to have so much energy. I see them on their way to school, their eyes bright, shouting and chasing each other as they scoot their way to education. Then there’s me on my way to college, brain asleep and dragging my art folders behind me.

Perhaps they could teach me how to do it!

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Daily Prompt: Being a Goldfish!

Daily Prompt: Write a post entirely in the present tense.

People think I have a memory of three seconds.

They are wrong.

It is actually three months.

I can even tell the time.

I swim around in my bubble world and watch the world go by.

Happily.

Lazily.

Floating.

I love being a goldfish.

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Daily Prompt: Being Friends!

Daily Prompt: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to?

 

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If this is love,

Then love is easy,

It’s the easiest thing to do!

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Daily Prompt: Being (Un)Motivated!

Think about what you wanted to accomplish last week. Did you? What are the things that hold you back from doing everything you’d like to do?

Last week I wanted to organise all of my college work into neat folders with colourful dividers and cute little labels. Once I get started, I strangely enjoy it and just have a love for stationary and tidiness; the thing is that I need something to motivate me to do it!

I organised my German folder just after I started college and there is still a sense of satisfaction when I slot a sheet of irregular German verbs into one of the clear plastic wallets in it’s specified ‘Grammar’ section. I now find myself wishing that I had done this with all four of my subjects instead of saving myself five pounds on ring binders and dividers. I know one thing that would motivate me would be going out and buying folders and tabs! with matching pretty patterns and cute cartoon animals to smile at me when I give them another sheet to look after.

I think a visit to Paperchase is in order!

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Daily Prompt: Being Twenty-Six!

Daily Prompt: It’s January 26. Write a post in which the number 26 plays a role.

I’m going to be honest – my mind went completely blank when I read this prompt. But, after mulling around for a considerable amount of time, I managed to scrape together a few facts to do with me and twenty-six!

  • My Dad was twenty-six when he and my mum got engaged
  • My Mum was twenty-six when she was pregnant with me
  • I will be twenty-six in a decade, (which I think is quite scary)
  • Twenty-six days ago I wrote my first ever post on this blog!

So does all of this mean that something good will happen when I turn twenty-six? I hope so!

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Daily Prompt: Being a Teacher!

Daily Prompt: We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do.

Everyone loves cake, right?

Here is probably the quickest and easiest all-in-one sponge cake recipe ever made – and if a perfectionist like me can do the anyone can!

Ingredients:

  • 6oz of self-raising flour
  • 6oz of sugar
  • 6oz of margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • Add about 100g of mix-ins, whatever they may be, (optional)

Buttercream:

  • 50g of margarine
  • 100g of icing sugar

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Using either an electric whisk or just a wooden spoon, mix all of the ingredients together until you get a smooth, creamy mixture.
  3. Divide the mixture between two 7 inch cake tins, (but if you don’t have them you can always just improvise and pour the mixture in whatever cake or brownie tins you have!)
  4. Put in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until it is a light golden brown. You can also check if they are ready by lightly pressing on the sponge with a finger and seeing if it rises back up.

Buttercream:

  1. Put the marg and icing sugar in a bowl.
  2. Blend together until light and creamy.
  3. Spread over cake!

So that’s it! Easy, quick and yummy!

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Daily Prompt: Being Blurby!

Daily Prompt: Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination.

Found alone at the age of five with no recognition or acknowledgement of who she is or where she came from, a young girl is placed under the American care system and tries to adjust to life.

At the age of twelve, she makes a mistake.

Three years on, the now rebellious fifteen year old is fostered by Nathan – her mysterious English teacher.

Two years later, her life, secrets and mistakes begin to unravel themselves – and that is not necessarily a good thing.

Battling against the reality of her life, she must try to find a way to defend her own dark and wonderful secret against those who see it only as a monopolizing weapon of power. But that isn’t easy when most of the world seems to be against you…

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Daily Prompt: Being Nice!

Daily Prompt: Tell us about the nicest thing you’ve ever done.

I can’t really think of anything I have done that has significantly been the nicest thing, but I have a couple of examples.

My sister and I were sitting on the seats at the front of a full bus, the ones which flip up and are meant for the elderly or disabled. There were other young people sitting on these seats too; some of them were a lot older than us, (I was probably about fifteen). One old woman walked onto the bus and looked for an empty seat but there were none. We thought that it was the normal thing to do, giving up your seat for the elderly, so that’s what we did. I didn’t think about until afterwards but nobody around us even attempted to move, not even the adults in their thirties. Anyway, when we got off at the bus station, I heard footsteps behind us and a woman around the age of seventy, (who we had never seen before), thanked us for what we had done for the lady on the bus and told us that we were the type of youth that are wrongly stereotyped by people her age. I felt all bubbly inside!

Another time, (when I was probably around the same age), my friends and I were at school when we saw a girl a couple of years younger than us crying against the wall. We asked her what was wrong and she told us that a group of girls in her year had been mean to her. At first we took her to a teacher on duty that break time, but from what I can remember he didn’t really do much, just told her to ignore them and be the bigger person. At this point, I could see the group of girls giggling to themselves out of the corner of my eye and doing that annoying look girls do when they think they are five years older than they actually are. I asked the girl if she wanted to come with us to resolve the situation but she said no, so a couple of my friends stayed with her whilst me and two others went up to the girls. I’m not one to stir things up, but I am almost positive you would have done the same if you were there! We gave the group a very good talking to, (at the end of which they seemed genuinely sorry), and made them apologise to the girl, who eventually stood up for herself and told them to leave her be. At the end of break, she had a huge smile on her face as she went to her next lesson – naaaw!

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Daily Prompt: Being Reflective!

Daily Prompt: Look in the mirror. Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside? How much stock do you put in appearances?

Did you get the joke in the title? Reflective, mirrors…

Sorry, I have just been out to dinner and am now sleepy from food!

When I look in the mirror I think I see myself as I feel on the inside. But that’s got me thinking – do we only think we look like ourselves because we’ve made ourselves appear like people expect us to?

If nobody was judgemental, would we still look the same as we do now or would we look different?

Very philosophical…

I like to think that I don’t put too much stock in appearances, but maybe we all do and it’s just human nature. Here’s a link to a very interesting article about how different appearances can relate to how much money you get paid in a job… judged-by-your-appearance

At the end of the day though, we are all beautiful!

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