Daily Prompt – Trick Or Trick

It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. If the neighborhood kids (or anyone else, really) were to truly scare you, what trick would they have to subject you to?

So, I’m one of those people who hasn’t really got any qualms about watching a scary movie… unless I’m in a big empty house, and I’m all alone and my mind is getting the better of me, then I’m a totally mess.

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Daily Prompt – Ready, Set, Done #5

Our ten-minute free-write is back! Have no mercy on your keyboard as you give us your most unfiltered self (feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).

Erica stepped back, wiping the blood off her face. She glanced down to see her sister, Janine, gasping for air, as the blood began running down her chest. The knife protruding from her blouse.

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Daily Prompt: Five Items

A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?

Well, let me just go ahead and make the assumption that this deserted island is basically, an isolated paradise, where I don’t have to deal with people, it’s always warm and sunny, and there’s nothing deadly in the water, oh, and I can still get a 4G signal, then SIGN ME UP!!

1. an iDevice with all my music on it. Probably my iPad Air.

Given that I’m not entirely that fond of people, because I’m so jaded, and I’m jaded because so many people around me are pretty bloody hopeless at life and common sense, I’d gladly spend my time isolated on an island. At least this way I can continue to blog about my time on the island and still have some kind of communication with the rest of the world.

2. A solar charger – to power my iDevice.

Until they make devices that with batteries that don’t lose power, or include solar chargers in them, it’s the only way I’ll keep my devices powered.

3. A water filtration system that would turn sea water into drinking water.

‘Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink’. How perfect would it be to have a bottle that doesn’t require replacing cartridges or filters, it just worked. Being surrounded by all that sea water, but not actually having any water to drink is just cruel.

4. A knife.

<<Internet @ Work won’t allow me to view any pages with knives on them>>

Well, a knife would be one of the most necessary items to have with you. How else are you going to cut open coconuts and gut the fish that you catch? Oh, and defend yourself from all the crabs and turtles that are going to come and try and eat your toes when you fall asleep. They’re watching you. They’re always watching. Waiting.

5.Something to create fire.

Every island needs fire. To keep warm, and to cook food. Although I’m not sure how a diet of seafood and tropical fruit will suit me, but at least I’ll actually have food, so I can’t complain. Well, I’m at least being optimistic, and assuming that the oceans surrounding my deserted island will be teeming with fresh fish, prawns and scallops. And when I’m not cooking, fire will help to host my own Island Fire Parties, blasting the music from my iPad.