Monthly Archives: February 2016

Daily prompt: Can’t see the attraction

DAILY PROMPT Five Items A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island? If this were a serious proposition, I’d have to drop out right now. Unless I could take Bear Grylls along … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Happiness is…

DAILY PROMPT Toot Your Horn Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself. I’m still alive. I think that’s pretty good. It would surprise a … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Sonnet upon the ill effects of sloth

DAILY PROMPT Shape Up or Ship Out Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done. Begone … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: To believe or… etc

DAILY PROMPT Karma Chameleon Reincarnation: do you believe in it? The thought of having to come back and do it all again is enough to keep me on the straight and narrow, some days. All very well to think I’ll … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Honourable silence

DAILY PROMPT Evasive Action What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever kept? Did the truth ever come out? My son is very big on having to kill us if he told us…who shot Charlotte, for example, which means nothing to … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: My year’s fine, how’s civilisation’s?

DAILY PROMPT Thanks, Hindsight How is the year shaping up for you so far? Have your predictions come true, or did you have to face a curve ball or two? As I was floating around in the surf yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Life’s what you make it, kids

DAILY PROMPT Alma Mater You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech. First up, these are not the best days of your lives, I promise, so there’s … Continue reading

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