Daily Prompt: Being a Snail!

Daily Prompt:Write a post that includes dialogue between two people — other than you. (For more of a challenge, try three or more people.)

“Where will we go now?” The young creature questioned in a voice as timid as he looked. His eyes scanned the empty area which had been his home for the past year. At least after the last disaster anyway.

“We shall head off as the sun begins to rise,” the Chief replied in his authoritative boom of a voice. “It will not be without peril and we must remember that. We shall make our way towards our allies on the west side of this land and hope that they will welcome us into their camp.”

“But the west? That could take days!” Another little soldier piped up from the back of the clan.

“Indeed it will,” the Chief boomed. “But we shall make it! And do you know why? Because we are warriors!” The remainder of tribal paint from his racing days glinted threateningly in the sunlight.

“But how will we do it? The peril is too great!” The first creature cried.

“I agree!” Another voice shouted in fear.

The Chief extended his neck into the air and the whispers died down as they looked up to their admirable superior. “Do not bring yourselves down before we have even started, brave soldiers. Indeed, we will need to plan our route in advance. The vegetable patch will provide us with a great amount of stamina before we head off towards the rose bed. But we will succeed in our journey!”

A wave of positivity passed over the clan in excited and courageous whispers. The Chief continued.

“We will succeed! And you do know why! Because we survived the last disaster!  We made it just like thousands of other warriors in this garden. Will this be the last upturning of plant pots we ever witness? Of course not! Because we are SNAILS! And what do we do?”

“SURVIVE!”

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Daily Prompt: Being a Goldfish!

Daily Prompt: Write a post entirely in the present tense.

People think I have a memory of three seconds.

They are wrong.

It is actually three months.

I can even tell the time.

I swim around in my bubble world and watch the world go by.

Happily.

Lazily.

Floating.

I love being a goldfish.

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Pom Pom Power!

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Hello! I thought I would show you how to make these really cute pom poms out of yarn. You can do so much with these and they are fairly simple to make. Here we go!

Begin by cutting two circles out of cardboard, then cutting a smaller circle inside each of these. For mine, I used a diameter of around 5.5cm for each circle and then cut the inner circle about 2cm from the edge. It doesn't have to be perfect!

Begin by cutting two circles out of cardboard, then cutting a smaller circle inside each of these. For mine, I used a diameter of around 5.5cm for each circle and then cut the inner circle about 2cm from the edge. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

Next, cut a very long piece of yarn - you'll have to estimate the length for this but I cut mine very long!Hold the two circles together, (aligning their inner circles), and start wrapping the yarn around them. Here, I folded the yarn in half, then in half again, so that I would be wrapping four strands around each time - it just makes it quicker!

Next, cut a long piece of yarn – you’ll have to estimate the length for this but I cut mine very long! Hold the two circles together, (aligning their inner circles), and start wrapping the yarn around them. Here, I folded the yarn in half, then in half again, so that I would be wrapping four strands around each time – it just makes it quicker!

Keep wrapping...

Keep wrapping…

... and keep wrapping! I went around mine about two times - this just means that the strands of the final pom pom will be more tightly packed.

… and keep wrapping! I went around mine about two times – this just means that the strands of the final pom pom will be more tightly packed.

After all that wrapping, you now need to wiggle your scissors into the wrapped yarn and in between the two card board circles.

After all that wrapping, you now need to wiggle your scissors into the wrapped yarn and in between the two card board circles.

Cut through the wound yarn all the way around the outer edge until you get something a bit like the above.

Cut through the wound yarn all the way around the outer edge until you get something a bit like the one above.

Cut a short length of yarn, (mine was about 15cm), and tie it in between the two circles. You must do this very tightly or the strands will fall out more easily. Double-knot it!

Cut a short length of yarn, (mine was about 15cm), and tie it in between the two circles. You must do this really tightly or the strands will fall out more easily. Double-knot it!

Once you have tied it securely, you can carefully pull off the cardboard circles so that your left with...

Once you have tied it securely, you can carefully pull off the cardboard circles so that your left with…

... a pom pom that looks something like this!

… a pom pom that looks something like this!

I cut one of the long strands off  so that I was just left with one, which I then tied in a loop so that it could hang.

I cut one of the long strands off so that I was just left with one.

I finally tied the strand in a loop so that it could hang and added some googly eyes - and I was left with a hanging pom pom creature!

I finally tied the strand in a loop so that it could hang and added some googly eyes – and I was left with a hanging pom pom creature!

I am very sorry if any of that was difficult to understand – it was a lot harder trying to explain it than it was to actually make! I made a little pom pom monster decoration, but you can do so much with these things; make a hanging baby mobile, tie them around presents to make an unusual bow, fill a bowl with them, hang them around your room, make a whole family of monsters – the possibilities are endless!

Thank you for reading!

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Daily Prompt: Being Truthful!

Daily Prompt: Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?

White lie black lie

This will only be short:

I suppose I should start with saying that you should ‘always tell the truth, no matter what’, as my mum told me when I was little. But as I’ve grown up, I’ve come to realise that little white lies are acceptable too. For example, my sister and I have a budget to spend on each others presents at Christmas and our birthdays. Once I had spent over the limit but when my sister asked me if I had I said no. A little white lie. So she wouldn’t have to spend any extra money on me, (I know, I’m such a good sister!)

Of course, when it’s something a bit bigger, for example, smashing a laptop, (*cough cough* my sister), it is probably better to be honest about it straight away.

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Daily Prompt: Being Magical!

Daily Prompt: You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

I am freedom. Whenever life becomes too much for me, I simply spread my wings and escape. I have to be careful though, in case I am spotted. When everyday life begins to choke me once in a while, I exit my garden through a little door in the fence and walk straight into the woods behind my house. Then, when I am positive no-one can see me, I transform my self into something new – not a bird nor a beast – just a creature. I have glorious black wings and feathers that cover every inch of my body, and when I turn my beak towards the breeze my whole being ripples like the leaves above me. Now I can take off; I stretch my colossal wings until I am triple my size in width, then soar upwards, away from everything normal and familiar. As the air rushes past my face, I climb higher and higher into the sky until only the clouds can see me – to anyone down below I will just appear to be a tiny speck of a bird in the distance. I turn into a black shadow moving against a sky streaked with impossible colours, and everything feels magical. For now, I can finally let go of everything. My abilities? I can fly of course; if I want to I am even able to freeze people just by staring at them. I like to think that I am looking out for the other people down there. Sometimes I like to terrify thieves so that they will never steal again – they are found in the morning in a drowsy state, sometimes surrounded by tiny pieces of thawing ice. Other days I enjoy swooping into dark alleyways where muggers lurk and carry them off to isolated islands until they have learnt their lesson.

One day, when my feathers were dappled with water droplets and I was squinting against the blare of the sun as it dipped behind the horizon, I could have sworn I saw Peter Pan laughing in the distance. Maybe one day I will even stumble across Neverland myself.

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