Monthly Archives: July 2014

Daily prompt: How to identify your mother

Daily Prompt Object Lesson Sherlock Holmes had his pipe. Dorothy had her red shoes. Batman had his Batmobile. If we asked your friends what object they most immediately associate with you, what would they answer? Anyone I know would know … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge: Kindness we sometimes forget

Writing Challenge Honey versus Vinegar Small moments of kindness peek through our everyday lives, from your neighbors’ “Good morning!” to a surprise “I’ll take care of that for you” at the office. This week, we want you to explore what … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Not playing

Daily Prompt Fictional Intruder Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be? I … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: The way the dice fall

Daily Prompt Now? Later! We all procrastinate. Website, magazine, knitting project, TV show, something else — what’s your favorite procrastination destination? Procrastination and I are conjoined twins. If I stop to think about this post, I’ll stop for coffee instead. … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: I want some of what they had

Daily Prompt Seat Guru You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening? I haven’t … Continue reading

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Share your world – Week 27

If you were the architect of one existing building, which building would you select? A house, Georgian I think. I love the tall windows, the space and elegance inside. What is one of your favorite quotes? Cast your bread upon … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Fantasy on a theme of fearlessness

Daily Prompt Fearless Fantasies How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now? I’ve thought long and hard about this, and come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Messages from the gods

Writing Challenge Leftovers For this week’s writing challenge, shake the dust off something — a clothing item, a post draft, a toy — you haven’t touched in ages, but can’t bring yourself to throw away. Do you ever get the … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: A miry slough

Daily Prompt Frame of Mind If you could paint your current mood onto a canvas, what would that painting look like? What would it depict? So I’m standing there chopping carrots for the soup; my general enthusiasm has jumped ship, … Continue reading

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Winners and losers: the existential blot

This is prompted by elainecanham’s comment on my previous post. (Thanks, Elaine. Prompting of any sort gratefully received.) I wrote it years ago – before The Hitchhiker’s Guide first hit the airwaves – and found it just last week during … Continue reading

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