Daily Prompt: Being Flavoursome!

Daily Prompt: You have to choose one flavor that your sense of taste will no longer be able to distinguish. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, spicy (not a taste per se, but we’re generous): which one do you choose to lose?

I think it would have to be bitter, mainly because I can’t think of many things I eat which actually are bitter. I can’t imagine not tasting the sweet and sour of Chinese food, or the saltiness of cheesy twists. Mmmm.

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Daily Prompt: Being Punctuated!

Daily Prompt: We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!

I love exclamation marks! I try not to use too many, but they seem to add so much enthusiasm to a piece of writing – I also like dashes! I don’t actually know why, but it’s probably to do with the fact I like writing a lot in one sentence. I don’t really dislike any punctuation now I think about it. They all seem to come in handy one way or another, (I only really use semi-colons in essays!)

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Daily Prompt: Being Inspired!

Daily Prompt: Where do you produce your best writing — at your desk, on your phone, at a noisy café? Tell us how the environment affects your creativity.

Unfortunately, I limit myself to the confines of my bedroom. When I have a great idea for a story, I can spend hours just typing or scribbling away on my bed – but this sometimes leaves me with writer’s block when I realise I haven’t planned past a certain part! I don’t really write as well as I can when I’m stuck in a classroom. I’ve never actually tried writing in a public place – I think if I was sat outside a boutique café in Paris overlooking a busy street with the Eiffel tower in the background, my creative juices would start flowing. I just haven’t tried it yet!

Daily Prompt: Being Flavoursome!

Daily Prompt: A local ice cream parlor invites you to create a new wacky flavor. It needs to channel the very essence of your personality. What’s in it?

I’m sure almost every flavour of ice cream possible has already been created – nowadays when you go into an ice cream shop there is so much choice! But, after thinking long and hard, I have finally come to a decision. On Mother’s Day, I made a raspberry Eton mess, but because my sister doesn’t like raspberries, I melted Cadbury chocolate into hers instead. Then, because I had so much left over, I added it to everyone else’s – and it was amazing! Honestly, try it. It’s delicious. So that would be my ice cream flavour – I’d call it ‘Chocoberry Mess’!

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Daily Prompt: Being Fruity!

Daily Prompt: Soft drinks, electronics, nutrient-free snacks — you can get all of those from a vending machine. But what type of vending machine is sorely needed but doesn’t yet exist? Share your automated retail fantasies with us!

I don’t know if these exist already, but I’ve never seen a vending machine selling pots of fresh fruit. I always crave fruit salad when it’s sunny out and although it’d probably be difficult in terms of freshness and preserving, how great would it be? They should also sell cream and yoghurt in the vending machine so you could make a nice snack out of it – strawberries and cream, mmm!

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Daily Prompt: Being Seasonal!

Daily Prompt: S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer?

I don’t know if anyone else can relate with this, but it’s that smell when you stand out in the garden or lean out of the window at night. It’s a weird combination of flowers and rain and summery things – it’s a bit hard to describe but it always reminds me of summer!

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Daily Prompt: Being Repetitive!

Daily Prompt: If you could relive the past week, would you? Would you change anything?

No, I wouldn’t relive any past week I don’t think, (except perhaps Christmas time). I think if we could all relive past weeks we’d take what we do for granted. Plus there’s usually always a stressful or frustrating or just generally hard part of the week which I don’t often want to relive!

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Daily Prompt: Being Sleepy!

Daily Prompt: More and more of us go to bed too late because of sleep procrastination. What are the night time rituals that keep you up before finally dozing off?

I’m usually pretty good at getting into bed by ten. Then I spend the next fifteen minutes on my phone, (usually looking at Sherlock fanart on Instagram), and the more I tell myself to put it down, the more I feel the need to check through everything again. So at around quarter past ten, I finally turn it off and curl up in bed. Then I tell myself that I should read for a bit, just a page… and of course that turns into two chapters! A lot of the time I just end up watching YouTube videos, (whether it be roomspirations or gaming videos!), and I usually fall asleep watching them! As long as I’m in bed by eleven, I’m happy!

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Daily Prompt: Being Sporty!

Daily Prompt: Team USA is playing today in the soccer World Cup in Brazil. Do you have any funny/harrowing/interesting memories from a sporting event you attended, participated in, or watched?

Not personally, but once my Dad took my sister to watch a football match. Apparently, one of the players kicked the ball into the stand where they were sitting and smashed right into my sister’s face… ouch. Everyone sitting around them was really worried about her, (even the tipsy fanatics), but my Dad ‘looked on the bright side’ and kept pointing out how great it was that the ball had touched her face!

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Daily Prompt: Being Summery!

Daily Prompt: Today’s Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). How are you taking advantage of the extra hours of light this time of year? Do you like it, or do you already miss earlier sunsets?

I like it!

Although I don’t really stay up any later – I need my sleep!

I like watching the pretty skies when the sun sets at around nine in the evening, and sometimes I just blast out summery songs, (which is most of the content on my iPod), whilst sitting in my room doing homework. In a couple of weeks, I’m taking part in a month long programme called the National Citizen Service. For the first week, we go camping in the Peak District so I’m sort of looking forward to the sunny evenings, dancing around the campfire and singing songs! Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain and I actually make friends while I’m there – I don’t know anyone!

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