Daily Prompt – Verbal Confirmation

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?


‘To cease to think creatively is but little different from ceasing to live.’
— Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes I feel as though all I have are my thoughts and my creativity, and when my creativity fails me, I feel like a failure.

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Daily Prompt – Digging Up Your Digs

500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home, long buried underground. What will she learn about early-21st-century humans by going through (what remains of) your stuff?

Angela blew the whistle with so much excitement and threw her hands up in the air, ‘Guys! Guys! I found something! Quick, come and be I it out!’ As she waited for the others to stop what they were doing and come over, Angela pressed a button and a small drone began to levitate over one area with a small brush to start gently brushing away layers of dirt from the partially uncovered object.

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The Invader




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Special thanks to ‘L’ The Human for indulging in my randomness.

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Daily Prompt – Longing for Gravity

You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

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Feb 21: Writing Space

Show Me Fridays: upload an image to your blog (with or without words) of where you like to write.


I usually find myself here, at the kitchen table on my MacBook Pro. The only problem is that the keyboard space is a bit too large, and if I’m here for a prolonged period of time, the edges begin to dig into my forearms / wrist, and it gets a bit painful.

The other setup I’m fond of is using my iPad and wireless Logitech keyboard. It’s heaven! And I usually do that during the week when I’m out and about and find myself with an hour or so to kill… but recently I’ve discovered a vast number of issues with working that way due to errors with WordPress and Safari / Chrome on my iPad (and I’m not particularly fond of the app), so my solution is to just write all my text in Pages whilst I’m out, and then when I get home, I can just copy it across to my draft, and then edit and fix up the text before publishing it.

Daily Prompt: I Was Here

You are the first astronaut to arrive on a new, uncharted planet. Write the note that you leave to those who come after you.

If you find this note, then it means I have failed and Earth remains in danger of an invasion.

I am the sole survivor of an unprovoked attack on our exploration mission of this planets surface. What we thought was unchartered and uninhabited was actually far from accurate.

Our instruments and readings all came up blank. We were wrong.

We arrived here 27 days ago, and I headed a 6-man exploration team of a fifty kilometre radius of our landing site. We returned daily with countless samples of the planets surface and environment with inconclusive results. The surface of this planet is unlike anything we have ever experienced or even speculated.

One of the researchers discovered a living organism on the surface in a chasm approximately 38km south-west of here. The research team did extensive testing and couldn’t confirm what it was. It was foreign and unknown and classified ‘Alien’. These reports have been sent to NASA and Sec. Defence and are classified – Level 7.

After our initial discovery, the organisms started appearing closer and closer to the ship each day. Although they are minute, their genetic structures indicate they are attracted to either the carbon dioxide being expelled from our base station, or the ships heat signature. We were unable to confirm which one.

We thought their migration patterns were unique and never thought it would be a threat. 

We were wrong.

Two nights ago we lost one of our team. They went out on a solo mission and never returned. NASA are receiving a direct feed from our helmet cams, and that’s being relayed to our station. At approximately 1300hrs, O’Reilly went out for a routine exploration. At precisely 1329hrs, O’Reilly went radio silent and lost video feed.

At 1341hrs we received an a directive to abort the mission and immediately return to the ISS for immediate return to Earth and we were to do so without O’Reilly. We were not told why, nor given any other information.

Departure was immediately scheduled for 1400hrs.

At 1350hrs we lost our direct feed to NASA and ISS and received O’Reilly’s video feed from his hemet cam. Our tech’s confirmed that the signal was not relayed from NASA satellites. Video feed origin remains unknown.

O’Reilly appeared to be alive. All we could hear was screaming. There was a blood spatter on the upper-right corner of the cam. He said his suit had been compromised and ‘they’ were everywhere. The light around him rapidly got darker. It then cut out.

We cancelled our departure to go rescue him. It was my decision. It was my mistake. I got our entire team killed. And now they’re coming for me.

If you find this, please tell my husband that I love him and I’m sorry and I love him. By no uncertain terms attempt a recovery mission of our bodies. It’ll be too late. You need to abort your mission immediately.

This planet needs to be destroyed by any means necessary… if you fail, they will come for you. 

They’ve just breached the air lock. I don’t have much time left. We never anticipated they could….