Every Man For Himself.

Writing prompt for January 3rd: Read the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley. Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done? Well, this is certainly a sticky situation. I'm going to summarise what happened for those of you who do not know, but you can find the whole story here if you… Continue reading Every Man For Himself.

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The Power Of Song.

Writing prompt for January 22nd: If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? For me, this is a no brainer. I'd love to be able to sing. Ever since I was a young girl, I've always loved to sing. From running around… Continue reading The Power Of Song.

Perseverance.

Writing prompt for January 19th: Describe your last attempt to learn something that didn't come easily to you. Since I was around 9, I've always loved drawing and colouring. My parents would buy me endless sketchbooks and notebooks, into which I would draw and paint to my hearts content. However, much to my frustration, I… Continue reading Perseverance.

Comfort, Growth, Cleansing.

Writing prompt for January 18th: Write down the first words that come to your mind when say home, soil and rain. Use these words in the title of your post. Home. Home is where the heart is. It is where I feel the most safe, comfortable and myself. In my opinion, there is no better… Continue reading Comfort, Growth, Cleansing.

Panic.

Writing prompt for January 17th: Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react? Long story short, I'm really not. As a very anxious and paranoid person, it's safe to say that I don't deal well under pressure. I don't really like surprises, let alone the idea… Continue reading Panic.

Compassion.

Writing prompt for January 16th: Most of us are excellent at being self deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favourite thing about yourself. Without sounding too big headed, I'm generally a pretty selfless person. Of all the qualities about myself I admire, this one is probably the biggest. My… Continue reading Compassion.

Religion and Politics.

Writing prompt for January 15th: 'It's never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't really know.' Agree or disagree? Well, in my opinion, it honestly depends on the situation. Obviously, you should never push a conversation that somebody isn't comfortable with, especially if they're a relative stranger to you. For… Continue reading Religion and Politics.

A Future Wrapped In Plastic.

Writing prompt for January 14th: Head to your favourite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on that article. 'I tried avoiding plastic for a week - it was difficult.' The year is 2068. With a weary yawn and stretch, I saunter out of… Continue reading A Future Wrapped In Plastic.

Exploring My Bedroom.

Writing prompt for January 13th: Explore the room you're in as if you're seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person that lives there? Jeez, this room is a tip. Have they ever heard of a hoover? Or polish? Or even simply making a bed, for… Continue reading Exploring My Bedroom.

Adventures In A Hire Car.

Writing prompt for January 12th: Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these random objects, people or scenes. The first thing I saw when I ran outside was a car. The second thing I saw… Continue reading Adventures In A Hire Car.

Short And Sweet.

Writing prompt for January 10th: Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely? I've had an awful day and I haven't been feeling great, so I'm going to keep this post short. In terms of sweet flavours, I've always liked mint most. When I was younger, I ate toothpaste for fun. I've always loved the taste, it… Continue reading Short And Sweet.

Irrational Fear.

Writing prompt for January 9th: You're locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what's in the room. Well, primarily, the room would be completely dark. Not dark enough that you can't see anything, but certainly dark enough that you're not fully aware of your surroundings. In my opinion, everything's scarier in the dark.… Continue reading Irrational Fear.

My Favourite Teacher.

Writing prompt for January 8th: Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or for the worse. How is your life different today because of him/her? As a student, teachers are quite influential and impressionable on my day to day life. They are able to mentor… Continue reading My Favourite Teacher.

Anxiety.

Writing prompt for January 7th: Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that, and what did you do about it? Unfortunately, helplessness is an emotion that my anxiety means I experience frequently. Rational or irrational, my paranoia and panic make helplessness and lack… Continue reading Anxiety.

Homesick.

Writing prompt for January 6th: What's the most time you've ever spent apart from your favourite person? Tell us about it. Rather than a favourite singular person (which would be far too difficult for me to pick as there are so many people I love) I'm going to talk about the most time I've spent… Continue reading Homesick.

Los Angeles.

Writing prompt for January 5th: Take the first sentence of your favourite book and make it the first sentence of your post. If movies and books have taught me anything, it's that Los Angeles is the greatest city with the greatest people and the greatest beaches. The city where dreams come true, it's known for… Continue reading Los Angeles.

Keep Smiling.

Writing prompt for January 4th:  Do you have a favourite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you? When prompted to think of a favourite quote, there's one I always turn to. I found it while surfing the internet at the age of 12, a full… Continue reading Keep Smiling.

Writing My Bucket List.

Writing prompt for January 3rd: What's the 11th item on your bucket list? Despite their growing popularity, I can safely say I've never sat down and thought about a bucket list before. I've always felt that the idea of having experiences and achievements that you 'must' fulfil before you die would put me under a… Continue reading Writing My Bucket List.

Resolutions.

Writing prompt for January 2nd: Have you ever made a New Year's Resolution that you kept? New Year's resolutions are a concept that us as a human race seem to collectively struggle with. Whether it's going to the gym, eating less sugar or visiting Grandma more often, we always seem to put 100% into them… Continue reading Resolutions.

New Year, New Start.

After a rather extended break from blogging (honestly, exams are tougher than I bargained for), I'm back. Did you miss me?  2017 - how to describe it? For me, at least, it was a total emotional roller-coaster. In many ways I could call it the best year of my life, whereas in many other circumstances… Continue reading New Year, New Start.

Alcohol and Peer Pressure.

It's been a while. I could sit here at my laptop for hours and think of countless excuses as to why I haven't felt like writing, but truthfully I know there's only one: I've been socialising. Since the Summer holidays began three weeks ago, meaning that I don't have to go to school or even… Continue reading Alcohol and Peer Pressure.

Appreciate.

An experience I had yesterday really opened my eyes. Today, I am going to share it with you all.  As I am studying Spanish in my school, I often get offered opportunities by their Modern Foreign Languages department to partake in other language related activities, such as exchange trips to France or learning Mandarin Chinese.… Continue reading Appreciate.