Daily Prompt: Being able to Relive!

Daily Prompt: If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?

Last year, we went to Cornwall, (as usual!). On a couple of the evenings we went for a walk, one down on a small beach and the other along the coastal path, both in the sunset. On the beach we could see some dolphins swimming alongside a boat in the distance, (I’ve never seen them before out in the open!) and from the cliff path, we watched tens of adorable little seals playing with each other in the sea. I wish I could relive those bits – they were magical!

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Daily Prompt: Being Inventive!

Daily Prompt: You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build?

I have given this one a lot of thought over the years so this shouldn’t be too difficult.

I would invent an apparition machine! It would be disguised as a pocketwatch so no-one would suspect a thing, but when flipped open there would be a tiny keyboard and I would simply type in the place I wanted to travel, for how long and press the ‘GO’ button. However, it would only have 50 hours of apparition time on it, (so that I didn’t take it for granted), but this would be topped up every year. For example, I could have a 45 minute lunch break in Cuba or have a little holiday in Canada before I went to bed! When the time was up, a tiny alarm would go off and it would send me back to the place I came from. Of course, it would also have a safety mechanism inside so that nothing could possibly go wrong.

If only I had magical engineering skills…

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Daily Prompt: Being Mythical!

Daily Prompt: You’re at the beach, lounging on your towel, when a glistening object at the water’s edge catches your eye. It’s a bottle — and yes, it contains a message. What does it say?

Mermaids Exist.

Durdle Door, Dorset

Durdle Door, Dorset

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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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