Daily Prompt: Being Truthful!

Daily Prompt: You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?

So, we’re giving someone a vial of truth serum – with their consent?! Well that makes complete sense… They’ve obviously not hiding anything worth knowing then are they?

I don’t think I’d use it. If a person wanted to tell me their innermost secrets or desires, surely they’d have done so already? Perhaps it’s actually us that need it, the owners of the truth serum. That way, we can be completely honest with ourselves and find out what we actually want from life, rather than skim over it in case we never achieve that. I think that would be my question – what do I truly want to get from life?

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Daily Prompt: Being Fictional!

Daily Prompt: When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non-fiction? Do you have an idea why you prefer one over the other?

Definitely, without a doubt, fiction. Choosing an imaginary world where anything could happen, where you can choose who the characters are and whether you like them or not is just such an inspiring thing. No story is the same either – you get a different beginning, middle and end each time which is more than can be said for the news nowadays. Yes, I do believe it’s important to read some non-fiction material, (I actually really like reading travel articles), but when it’s the same depressing headlines or celebrity ‘scandals’ each week, it’s nice to escape into something fictional.

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Daily Prompt: Being Picky!

Daily Prompt: Are you a picky eater? Share some of your favorite food quirks with us (the more exotic, the better!). Omnivores: what’s the one thing you won’t eat?

I don’t consider myself to be a fussy eater… but I probably am. I don’t like egg, (only in cakes!), mince meat, mayonnaise or seafood -there’s probably more, but these are my worst ones! However, I’m good with spicy food, salty food, sweet food – you get the idea. I’m not the fussiest, but I’m not the best either! As for quirks, I wouldn’t say I had any really exotic ones. I did used to eat olives on toast though…don’t knock it until you try it! The thing is nowadays, everything involving food and quirkiness had already been done and is now seen as relatively normal. If anyone has any new ones, please do tell me!

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Daily Prompt: Being Excessive!

Daily Prompt: “Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.” – Edna Ferber. Do you agree with this statement on excess?

Of course it is! Everything in moderation. That not only includes alcohol and junk food, but also everything work or education related. Over the past couple of weeks I have done way too much college work than is healthy for me. Some days I have come home at five o’clock, then studied up until nine-thirty that night. It’s exhausting! I’ve cut down over the last few days and it’s been such a relief! It’s much healthier to balance everything out.

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Daily Prompt: Being Expressive!

Daily Prompt: You’ve been given the opportunity to send one message to one person you wouldn’t normally have access to (for example: the President. Kim Kardashian. A coffee grower in Ethiopia). Who’s the person you choose, and what’s the message?

 This is such a tricky one for me. Should the person be dead or alive? Or even a TV or film character? They’re all people I wouldn’t normally have access to. And as for the message… just one message?! Honestly, this is so hard. I would want to send it to all the rapists, drug dealers and murderers in the world who are ruining people’s lives. I would want to send a message to all people who need something positive to hear. I would also want to send it to all my favourite celebrities.

The choices, the choices.

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Daily Prompt: Being Criticised!

Daily Prompt: How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty?

Honestly, I would rather people be kind about it than be brutal, because although I shouldn’t, I take it to heart. But that’s only if someone’s verging on being mean. When I’m given the positives and then some advice about what more I can do, I find it really helpful, especially when I’m doing something in art! You should take (nice) constructive criticism as a compliment, because people want to help you improve something which is already brilliant!

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Daily Prompt: Being Scared!

Daily Prompt: Our free-write is back by popular demand: today, write about anything — but you must write for exactly ten minutes, no more, no less.

Last night I went to a girl’s eighteenth party. I arrived there with one of my friends and the party wasn’t really a party – in all honesty, it seemed like no-one had turned up. My other group of friends arrived and we just sat around a bit, had something to drink and waited for the party to start properly… and after about an hour, it did. Hundreds of teenagers started pouring out of the bushes for this party, and finally people started dancing. But still, three of my friends wanted to go home so left us, (there were three of us as well), to have a good time. The thing is, it didn’t really happen the way we planned. We were standing outside when all of a sudden the birthday girl’s dad started shouting and swearing at us, obviously drunk.                                                                                                                                                                                     “JUST LEAVE, JUST F****** LEAVE NOW” Everyone obviously wanted an explanation and he kept yelling that someone had smashed the toilet up. I asked him which toilet it was and he swore in my face. Anger was met by anger. Everyone started shouting back and the boys starting chanting at him, then he dad threatened to fight them. Bit scary. The security vans turned up and didn’t do much, but then the girl’s mum came out of the club and said that ‘the police were coming to arrest us all’ and that they had ‘all our faces on camera’. Arrest us for what? Waiting for our parents to pick us up?

It was certainly an interesting party!

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Daily Prompt: Being Friends!

Daily Prompt: If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be?

Determining whether someone is worthy of being your friend with just one question is a little silly – I hope they are truthful when answering! Friends need to be loyal, honest, supportive, not two-faced and so much more…

So, do you consider yourself to be the true definition of a friend?

The answer, of course, would be yes!

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Daily Prompt: Being a Story!

Daily Prompt: You’re about to enter a room full of strangers, where you will have exactly four minutes to tell a story that would convey who you really are. What’s your story?

If I were in a room full of strangers I don’t think I’d be the type of person to tell them all my story… but fine, if I have to!

Once upon a time I was born in March 1997, on Red Nose Day, in Nottingham, England. The next three years were pretty uninteresting, until the year 2000 when my little sister was born. A few years later, (I don’t remember exactly when), we moved to the house I am living in now. Add two or three more years and a whippet called Toby was added to the family, (he’s still here!). Over all this time I did ballroom dancing, then Karate, then football, then played the trumpet – all while living in Nottingham! I left school, got good enough grades to get into a well-known college, did ok in my AS levels, hit a rocky patch, and here I am – studying for my A levels and still living in Nottingham! Oh, and I’ve only been abroad twice, (to Paris and Germany on school trips) – I travel mostly around the UK with my family in our caravan! This isn’t bad, but now I really want to discover places overseas!

And I think that’s about it! Not too interesting. Now, I’ll just slink into a corner away from these strangers…

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Daily Prompt: Being Autumnal!

Daily Prompt: Changing colors, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth — or with dread?

I absolutely love Autumn – it’s probably my favourite season! I seem to enjoy getting up and going to college more, (weird, I know), because one of the roads I walk up is framed with trees and all you can see are orange and crimson and brown leaves falling around you. I also love autumn/winter clothes and the prospect of being able to wear warm, oversized jumpers just makes me feel Christmassy. There’s also things to look forward to, like Halloween, Bonfire Night and the filling of every garden centre in a twenty mile proximity with Christmas decorations! I still haven’t tried a pumpkin spice latte though… maybe soon!

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