Daily Prompt: Being Uninvented!

Daily Prompt: If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

I have quite a few suggestions here, but I’ll stick to one, which is… cigarettes. I’m sorry to any smokers out there, but the reason is fairly clear. A step to a healthier world! (and less smoky outdoor spaces) Still, there would always be alcohol and drugs, and if cigarettes had never been invented, I’m sure someone else would have created something else to satisfy our cravings. It was a nice idea though!

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Daily Prompt: Being Thankful!

Daily Prompt: You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?

I would be very thankful (and slightly surprised) if my captors allowed me to choose what I wanted and then supplied me with it! I can think of many, many different dishes which I know I would miss, but I suppose I would still have to look after my health (perhaps my captors would provide me with health care too?) Here are my five foods:

  • Noodles – because I think they’d make a nice change from pasta. I could catch fish to cook with them too, if it were a tropical island, and pretend I was having a takeaway.
  • Pineapple – I am really craving some right now.
  • Rocky Road – because I think being exiled on an island calls for something sweet!
  • Chicken – I could have this with my noodles too!
  • Bread – preferably a freshly-baked crunchy baguette – the type that you can’t help sniffing when you’re walking around the supermarket. Or maybe the type with the cheesy topping.

Wow, my captors really are generous!

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Daily Prompt: Being Cloned!

Daily Prompt: If you could clone yourself, how would you split up your responsibilities?

Well, this is an easy one. My clone would be the one doing the tasks I don’t want to do – obviously. I wouldn’t treat her like a slave (quite the opposite) but she would be doing any tedious work that needed completing and perhaps cooking delicious meals when I don’t want to! However, I’d still want some responsibility. Life would be boring otherwise!

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Daily Prompt: Being Decorative!

Daily Prompt: What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?

The inspiration for my room is a cross between seaside and boho. I’m not quite sure how it happened, it just did. I like my space to be tidy and organised but not plain and sterile – I want to feel some cosiness!

On top of my drawers I've placed some candles in the centre (complete with an origami swan) and beside these are two book-tree sculptures that I made. I've strung a mini string of bunting above them.

On top of my drawers I’ve placed some candles in the centre (complete with an origami swan) and beside these are two book-tree sculptures that I made. I’ve strung a mini string of bunting above them.

I painted a narrow strip of wall a deep purple and stuck a poster from a visit to Stonehenge in the centre, then outlined it with fairy lights. I strung some yarn across it where I can hang cards and other pretty things!

I painted a narrow strip of wall a deep purple and stuck a poster from a visit to Stonehenge in the centre, then outlined it with fairy lights. I strung some yarn across it where I can hang cards and other pretty things!

The wall behind my desk is my favourite! I have a chalkboard, a length of yarn used to peg photos and two items I made myself - the beach sign and the photo frame I spray painted gold and painted.

The wall behind my desk is my favourite! I have a chalkboard, a length of yarn used to peg photos and two items I made myself – the beach sign and the photo frame I spray painted gold and painted.

So there we have it – a little snapshot into my room! Sometimes I wonder how I’ll cope leaving all of this for a strange room at uni…

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Daily Prompt: Being Poetic!

Daily Prompt: Write an ode to someone or something you love. Bonus points for poetry!

Alone once again,

But wait, what is that I see?

Is that really you?

Now I’m curled up and content

Just me and a takeaway.

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Daily Prompt: Being Better!

Daily Prompt: Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread?

Well, a lot of things really. I mean, sliced bread is brilliant and all but it just can’t match a triple chocolate cheesecake from Nandos or a homemade cheesy scone. If I was going to be really cringey about it, I would comment on the non-materialistic things, like freedom and family and friends – but that’s getting a bit too deep! Today I passed my driving test – I’d say that for me, that is a lot better than sliced bread!

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Daily Prompt: Being Nostalgic!

Daily Prompt: Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year?

I have a very shiny fivepence here with the year 2014 printed onto it. It’s scary how long ago that year sounds after writing ‘2015’ in my dates for the past month and a half! What was I doing? I’m afraid nothing too exciting. Going to college, studying for exams, looking for a job, applying to universities… not much has changed other than the fact my uni offers have all come through. Hopefully I’ll have some more intersting stories to write about later on this year!

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Daily Prompt: Being Dreamy!

Daily Prompt: Remember when you wrote down the first thought you had this morning? Great. Now write a post about it.

Nope, unfortunately I arrived too late for that prompt. But the first thought I had this morning was ‘I need to write that dream I just had in my dream journal’. Dream journals are great. You should give it a go, even if it is just for a week or two. Not only will you discover how absolutely weird and wonderful your mind is, putting your dreams down in words can actually make you laugh out loud. It’s strange how a situation can seem so ordinary in the dream world yet so completely ridiculous when you wake up!

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Daily Prompt: Being Transported!

Daily Prompt: Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood.

Ooh, where to start. Every song from the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film transports me back to a time when I was ten – that was our performance for the year six leaver’s production. We had to memorise each Oompa Loompa song and sing them continuously on three consecutive nights. I’m still not quite sure how I feel about them. Taste – I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers pink wafers from their childhood. There was just something about them that made every kid love them – I’ve not tried one for years! And finally, we come to smell. This one doesn’t strictly transport me back to my childhood, but rather to every summer in my life so far, and hopefully many more to come! It’s the smell of damp earth and plants after it has been raining – I always find the smell is stronger when the sun comes out soon after. Apparently, this is called ‘Petrichor’, something I learned from Pinterest a few days ago. You really do learn something new everyday!

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Daily Prompt: Being Awake!

Daily Prompt: Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!

“I am awake.”

Ok, so I know that Breaking Bad isn’t a movie, but being asked to pick a favourite film is, for me, like being asked what my favourite book is – there are too many to choose from. Luckily, I do have a favourite series.This particular quote is spoken by Walter White himself in the pilot episode of the first series. It always gets me thinking – what would make me feel truly ‘awake’ in life? And that doesn’t mean I’m going to starting whipping up some batches of crystal meth to earn some extra cash – my chemistry isn’t that good. I think for me it would be travelling. When I think back to the holidays I’ve been on throughout my life, the memories always seem so much more vivid and exciting. A few years ago I spent my birthday in Germany on an exchange with another school. That evening, my exchange partner and her friends took a few of us up the Wallberg Rubble Hill in Pforzheim – a manmade hill formed from the heaps of rubble left over from the war. By the time we reached the top, the sun was setting and everything was so beautiful – the group of us took photos with each other and just spent the time appreciating the views. That birthday, I really did feel alive. I hope to experience that feeling again and again and again throughout my life.

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