No Cloud Nine | Daily Post: Re-springing Your Step

Tell us about the last experience you had that left you feeling fresh, energized, and rejuvenated. What was it that had such a positive effect on you? This morning, I was ready to say no. I’ve been looking for a new job for a while now. And this morning was the latest result. I already…

Replacement Best Friend | Daily Prompt: Bad Signal

Someone’s left you a voicemail message, but all you can make out are the last words: “I’m sorry. I should’ve told you months ago. Bye.” Who is it from, and what is this about? It’s the man I used to call my best friend. He finally owns up to the incident of the first quarter…

If I Said (Colin Blunstone) | Daily Prompt: By Heart

You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind? If I said I loved you would it be so bad? Why should it change all that…

Bicolano with a Twist | Daily Prompt: Mouths Wide Shut

Are you a picky eater? Share some of your favorite food quirks with us (the more exotic, the better!). Omnivores: what’s the one thing you won’t eat? Yes, I am a picky eater. The family thought that it would just be one of those childhood phases, one that I would gradually grow out of. I…

Experiments | Daily Prompt: To-Do? Done!

Quickly list five things you’d like to change in your life. Now, write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to-do list. 1. Get hired by a certain government office for a certain job 2. Travel abroad by myself 3. Finish writing just one of the…

A Bladeless Hilt | Daily Prompt: Opening Lines

What’s the first line of the last song you listened to (on the radio, on your music player, or anywhere else)? Use it as the first sentence of your post. He’s fought and he’s fallen. From where he lay on the cold, hard, stone floor, the bloodied and beaten William could see him. Despite the…

#DrugsAlcoholandothervices | Daily Prompt: Uncanned Laughter

A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny. Humans benefit from anonymous confessions. Back in college, one of the ways I know it was done was through the student council’s popular Crushes’…

As big as evil itself | Daily Prompt: Off the Shelf

Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why? The first title that popped in my head: A Separate Peace by John Knowles. While some know of it because it was a high school or college reading material, I did…

Always with Hope | Daily Prompt: Matters of Taste

When was the last time a movie, a book, or a television show left you cold despite all your friends (and/or all the critics) raving about it? What was it that made you go against the critical consensus? A force called out to me. When I first saw it on the book shelf, I thought…

I am the obscure | Daily Prompt: A Bookish Choice

A literary-minded witch gives you a choice: with a flick of the wand, you can become either an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author whose books give pleasure to millions. Which do you choose? Obscure is me. Yes, a good number…