Tag Archives: school

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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Daily prompt: Easy

Daily Prompt Zoltar’s Revenge In a reversal of Big, the Tom Hanks classic from the 80s, your adult self is suddenly locked in the body of a 12-year-old kid. How do you survive your first day back in school? I … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Compared to this, ‘Survivor’ is chicken feed

DAILY PROMPT: LAND OF CONFUSION Which subject in school did you find impossible to master? Did math give you hives? Did English make you scream? Do tell! Academically, school was a relative breeze – but that was the only breezy … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge day 7: Holiday’s end

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: LUNCH POSTS It’s raining. Weeping? School goes back tomorrow… Homesickness and the smell of wet gabardine, the dining hall vast and stuffy, dank and alien. The clank of two hundred spoons wielded by strangers eating cornflakes… I’d … Continue reading


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Daily prompt: Misfit prime time

DAILY PROMPT: THE OUTSIDERS Tel us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that ‘Scuse me while I roll around laughing hysterically. Me? An outsider? Far easier to pick the whoop whoop and … Continue reading

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