Daily Prompt: Being Futuristic!

Daily Prompt: Your local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why?

At first I thought anywhere doors – which would make travelling the world a whole lot cheaper and easier! I wouldn’t buy a time machine, simply because I’d be scared of it malfunctioning and being stuck in the ice age, and just because I’m happy staying in the present, (at the moment anyway!).

Then I thought about invisibility helmets. And all the exciting things I could do with one. I could pretend to be a ghost, (on mean people), and I could slip into so many places without anyone knowing. I wouldn’t need an anywhere door when I could just step on a plane unseen and fly to places, (immoral, I know, but I’m guessing an invisibility helmet would be so expensive it would make up for this).

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Daily Prompt: Being Accomplishing!

Daily Prompt: Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?

When I started this blog at the beginning of the year, I promised myself that I would write at least once everyday – so far, (I am happy to say), that has gone to plan! I don’t think I will miss a day out, simply because I enjoy writing and have a slight case of OCD, which means even when I do miss a day out, I always go back and write a post for that date. Also, I’ve now written this so I feel I have to!

Another one of my aims for this blog was to reach ten followers by the end of the year. Perhaps I underestimated myself! I appreciate every single follow I have and am always surprised when I get a new follower – thank you!

Moving away from the blog, I have decided that by the end of December I will have set up an Etsy account and have it running, even if I haven’t sold anything! I have already made an account, but now I just need to find the time to get crafting and create lots of cute handmade items! If I don’t accomplish this? I won’t beat myself up about it – there’s always next year! If I do? I will feel very excited indeed!

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Daily Prompt: Being Unexpected!

Daily Prompt: You walk into your home to find a couple you don’t know sitting in your living room, eating a slice of cake. Tell us what happens next.

Something is wrong.

I don’t know how I have come to this conclusion, but it is. I think it may be something to do with the air surrounding me – perhaps a tiny degree of movement in the stillness of the hallway? I stand at the bottom of the stairway, unsure of what to do. That’s me – always indecisive. Eventually, I carry on as normal, slipping off my coat and scarf and pushing my feet into my slipper boots. I shuffle through to the kitchen and, (still slightly unsure of myself), and wander over to the cake tin. The thing is, it isn’t there anymore. Something shifts inside me – a mix between fear and a rather large dose of anger. ‘How dare they?!’ I think to myself as I stand next to the empty shelf. ‘How dare they break into my house and steal my cake?’ My hearing suddenly focuses on something – a tin scraping in the other room. The living room. Now determined, I grab the rolling pin from the counter and storm back through the hallway, throwing open the living room door…

Two strangers, a man and a woman, both look up from their slices of cake. I would say they are in their mid-30s, but it is hard to tell. I stand in the doorway, poised, ready. But they both just sit there and grin, slightly unnervingly. The woman looks vaguely familiar.

“GET OUT!” I suddenly find myself shouting, making myself jump. The couple just laugh.

“I told you she’d be surprised,” the woman laughs and I am sure I recognise that voice.

“W-who are you? I don’t even know you!” I  stammer, confusion and anger rising inside of me.

“Oh yes you do. And I also know that within the next minute you’ll have calmed down and we’ll all be eating cake together and discussing why we’re here.”

“How?” I cry.

“Because I am you. And this is a part of my history. I’ve already done your bit.”

I fall into one of the nearby sofas and somehow, I know everything that the woman has said is true.

“Cake?” The man offers me a slice.

“Please.” I reply.

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Daily Prompt: Being Admiring!

Daily Prompt: Write a post about any topic you want, but in the style of an author or a blogger you admire.

The style in which I write this post is inspired by that of Oscar Wilde. The reason being? I fell upon one of his classics, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ not all that long ago and to my utter surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had been selfish to believe that so called ‘old’ books were to be enjoyed only through education or otherwise a specific passion for that genre. Since delving into its pages, I can admit with confidence that Wilde’s novel has converted my view entirely and I would have no hesitation in enjoying it a second time. As the witty writer once stated himself, “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

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Daily Prompt: Being Connected!

Daily Prompt: Whether a person, a pet, an object, or a place, write about something or someone you connected with from the very first second.

Just under seven years ago, my family and I drove up to Buxton in the Peak District one night after school. We were going to choose a whippet puppy from a very isolated house in the hills – our first ever pet other than goldfish!

When we arrived, we saw several puppies attempting to scare us away with their squeaky barks, but we were led through the house and into another room, full of bleary-eyed whippet babies. They told us which ones had already been chosen and which ones were still up for grabs. And that’s when we saw him. He was the oldest out of his siblings but just as adorable – he’d just woken up so his eyes were all red and droopy but he still made his way over to us, (treading over his brothers and sisters on the way). We all held him whilst his brother, Dexter, undid my shoelaces, and he started to fall asleep in our arms, (something he still loves to do now). I had never seen such a gormless and cute creature in my life. The breeder then told us that she’d nicknamed him cuddles, because he loved to snuggle up to her whenever he could. Safe to say, we had our eyes set on him and three weeks later we drove him home. We called him Toby and he is still just as gormless and sweet today!

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Daily Prompt: Being Worldly!

Daily Prompt: The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick?

The Heart Never Lies – by McFly, of course.

The reason for this is that I was once listening to it as we drove through the mountains of the Lake District, and as we did I thought to myself: ‘If I ever have an alien exchange partner, I’m going to drive them up here and blast out this song.’ Yes, my mind is random like that, but the song itself says it all!

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Daily Prompt: Being Modern!

Daily Prompt: If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking?

What wouldn’t they?!

The way we dress so casually, (and in some cases, strangely).

The conversations we have, which can sometimes cover very ‘interesting’ topics.

The fact that our dog has a better bed than anyone in the house and is spoilt so much, I sometimes wonder!

And, depending on what dinner we were having, perhaps the actual meal?!

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Daily Prompt: Being Guilty (or Not)!

Daily Prompt: What’s the one guilty pleasure you have that’s so good, you no longer feel guilty about it?

I used to feel guilty when I ate out, probably because my parents barely ever do and the saying “your body is a temple” completely goes out of the window when your piling usually unhealthy food into your mouth. But it’s so good. I don’t feel guilty anymore; you should enjoy these little things in life and not take them for granted – plus it isn’t like I eat out often! I’ve also decided that one day, when I actually have a job, I’ll take my parents out for meals as often as we want, to make up for all the times I’ve been without them!

Food is there to be enjoyed – so enjoy it!

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Daily Prompt: Being Advisory!

Daily Prompt: What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten…) ago?

I wish the teachers at my school hadn’t made GCSE exams seem so important. Because this time last Summer, I was stressing out about revision and those As and A*s that most of my teachers expected me to get, and thinking to myself, ‘What it I don’t get them? The end of the world is nigh!’

Turns out that after results day, those good grades and exams haven’t even been mentioned – not at college or anywhere else. I can’t get a job anyway, (my teachers used to say the higher the grades, the easier it is to find a part time job), and at college, as long as you passed enough GCSEs to get in, they really don’t care! My advice would be to work hard but not too hard – they’re really not worth having a breakdown over!

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Daily Prompt: Being Thankful!

Daily Prompt: In your imaginary award acceptance speech (yes, we know you have one), who’s the very last — and most important — person you thank?

“And last but not least, I would like to thank myself for winning this award, because without me, I wouldn’t be standing up here now”

No, it would probably be my family. Who else? I’ve never really thought about it before until now, so no Daily Post, I don’t have one!

(Sorry, I had my first geography exam today and it was quite awful – luckily I’m not the only one to think this!)

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