Daily Prompt: Being Stranded (in Space)!

Daily Prompt: You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

The beautiful views!

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Daily Prompt: Being a Saint!

Daily Prompt: In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game.

The patron saint of… hmm. It would have to be something light and cheerful. Like doughnuts? Or nachos? Or it would be nice to be remembered for being a happy person. The patron saint of happiness and smiles!

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Daily Prompt: Being Photogenic!

Daily Prompt: Open the first photo album you can find — real or virtual, your call — and stop at the first picture of yourself you see there . Tell us the story of that photo.

The photo I can see is of my sister and I when we were much younger. I must only be about six and so she is probably three. We are on holiday, (I think it might have been in Norfolk?), and are standing behind a caravan on the grass, surrounded by two ducks and their ducklings. I remember so clearly that there was a river behind our caravan pitch, and that this family of ducks kept waddling up to us on a daily basis and we would throw them bread. In the photo, I’m watching as a duckling pecks at my foot. There is a reason for this. Because I am me, I decided to put pieces of bread on both my feet and watch the duckling eat them off my trainers. I remember being so entertained!

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Daily Prompt: Being Sunny!

Daily Prompt: The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

It’s funny, because a question similar to this came up in preparation for my German speaking exam, (random, I know!). When my German teacher asked our class whether we were affected by it, half the class said yes and the other half said no. So for some people, I do believe their moods and the weather are connected, (pathetic fallacy and all), just not for others, including me. It rains a lot in England, (apparently 200 days a year), so for my mood to be affected by this I would probably be grumpy the majority of the time! There’s no point! I mean, I probably am a bit happier when the sun is out, but isn’t everyone?

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Daily Prompt: Being Aspirational!

Daily Prompt: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?

I have lost count of the number of things I wanted to do as a kid. I don’t remember most of them – I just know there was a lot!

I wanted to be a vet – then discovered that the sight of blood on TV made me run out of the room until the programme was over. I once remember my mum’s friend asking me what I wanted to be – for some odd reason, I told her I wanted to be an actress. I had never even thought about acting before – I think I just said it because I felt like it!

When I was around six or seven, my friend and I were adamant that we would either become farmers or own a chocolate factory – a nice idea but highly unlikely! When I was older, I was set on being a graphic designer, but unfortunately my graphics teacher put me off the whole idea with his interesting teaching methods. Now though, I wouldn’t mind being a designer of some sort. What I would really like to do now though is become a writer – I honestly don’t know which direction of writing to head towards, but I know that is what I want to do!

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Daily Prompt: Being Hopeful!

Daily Prompt: A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?

  1. Anything – at all – related to my love-life. I am seventeen. It is non-existent and probably will be for the next twenty years.
  2. What I think about any current political situations – because politics really isn’t my area of expertise.
  3. Who is the one person who has influenced you the most in life – I really just wouldn’t be able to say, and then I’d probably just come across as arrogant, when the fact is everything and everyone influences me. I feel bad just pinpointing one person!

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Daily Prompt: Being Animalistic!

Daily Prompt: If you were one part human, two parts something else — another animal, a plant, an inanimate object — what would the other two parts be?

I have thought about this a lot over my short lifetime – it seemed like an important decision to consider for some reason! So, after a lot of thought, I have come to the conclusion that I would have the wings of a huge bird – perhaps an eagle? The thought of flying and soaring and dipping and diving and travelling anywhere… why not?

The second part was more difficult for me to come up with. I don’t particularly want to have a part of an object or plant attached to me, and I’ve settled only on becoming a bird, nothing else. So, in the end, I’ve decided to have tiny little flowers growing with my hair – like a flower crown, but permanent! I want to be a pretty bird…

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Daily Prompt: Being Good? Or Bad?

Daily Prompt: While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash. What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?

If it was a beach full of people, I think I would most definitely hand it in, probably to the life guards, (they always seem to know what to do). Seeing all those faces on a beach would make me feel guilty, and I would hope that if I lost something valuable, someone would hand it in for me.

However, if it were an empty beach, the story might be different. I think I’d be tempted to keep the treasure. Unless it was a lot of money – then I’d be scared of being dragged into some dodgy drug business and being chased by the police!

I’ve not been put in a situation like this yet – so I guess I won’t know what decision I’d make until it actually happens!

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Daily Prompt: Being an Adjective!

Daily Prompt: Some writers’ names have becomes adjectives: Kafkaesque, marxist, Orwellian, sadistic. If your name (or nickname, or blog name) were to become an adjective, what would it mean?

Ruby: to be random and rambling.

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Daily Prompt: Being Silent!

Daily Prompt: When was the last time you really wanted (or needed) to say something, but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve said.

I can think if several times. One that comes to mind is a couple of weeks ago when I was talking to a girl I sit next to in one of my classes. Just so you know, we are on study leave for our exams, but thankfully we both finished all of our exams two weeks ago now. It was our first day of doing absolutely nothing; I was lying in my garden soaking up the sun when the girl messaged me.

‘I’m so bored’, she wrote.

What was I supposed to write to that? I tried jokingly to sympathise with her but she just wouldn’t stop going on about how tedious her day was and how she thought the rest of study leave would be exactly like that.

What I really felt like replying with was something along the lines of: ‘Well do something then! Stop complaining to me and actually enjoy the fact that we have no work to be doing!’

But, because it is me, I just kept replying with ‘Aaaw, I know!’.

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