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Scott’s Daily Prompt 31/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Odd couple

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 30/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Five a day

You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?

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Trading spaces

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Trading spaces

To be another
Would it bring wisdom
Or confusion
Would it destroy
Our sense of selves
Or broaden it
Photo by Anete Lusina on Pexels.com
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 29/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Trading spaces

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?

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Tears

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Happy Happy joy joy

Tears of joy 
They warmed my cheeks
When you first smiled at me
My son
These days
Teardrops are frozen 
With a thousand
Fears
Photo by Kindel Media on Pexels.com
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Judgement Day

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Judgement Day

Perhaps 
Today's leaders
Don't fear Judgement 
They know
There will be 
No one left to judge
Them

Photo by Viridiana Ortiz on Pexels.com
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Spiral

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Deja Vu

History repeats
Only more intense
It's not a cycle
It's a spiral
Down to doom
Photo by Francesco Paggiaro on Pexels.com
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 28/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Happy happy joy joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 27/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Judgment day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 26/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Déjà vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having?

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A Dream I have

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Idyllic

A well kept garden
A hidden nook at the edge
By a stream
Overlooking a valley
I sit and write
It is a dream I have
Fishing hut on the River Teviot by Oliver Dixon is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 25/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Idyllic

What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share?

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Competition

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Competition


Stats
And myself
These are my competitors
When did the stats
Creep in?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 24/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Competition

What activity, task, or game most brings out your competitive streak?

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Roots

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Local flavour

Here my roots are deep
I am nourished
I can reach out to the world
I don't need to go there

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 23/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Local flavor

Write a piece about a typically “local” experience from where you come from as though it’s an entry in a travel guide.

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Alone

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Stranded

All alone
Stranger in a strange land
But alive
Next step
Taken in fear?
Or as a chance
To start again
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 22/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Stranded

You’re stranded in a foreign city for a day with no money and no friends. Where do you go; what do you do?

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Swords and Bows and Lore

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Bedtime Stories

Swords and bows
Chivalry and Justice
Robbing to rich
To pay the poor
King’s who were not above the law
And magic
Ancient lore
These were the stories
That filled my head before bed
What happened to those times?
Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 21/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Bedtime stories

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

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In the night

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, INTJ

I like to walk
Late at night
In peaceful darkness
Treading by starlight
Comforted by silence
Secured by solitude and peace
The parties are overrated
Photo by Josh Hild on Pexels.com
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Menagerie

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Menagerie

Life these days
Sometimes it seems
Those who profess
To lead our countries
Are nothing but a menagerie of animals

But animals do not seek war
Or wealth
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
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Impossible

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Impossible

Life these days
Seems impossible
We have to remember
These obstacles
These weights and walls
Were made by us
We just have to find the strength
To remove them
Photo by Martin Lopez on Pexels.com
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Bone of Contention

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Bone of Contention

You fly the yellow and blue flag
You welcome them with open arms
This is all good
It is the least we can do
But you
Left children to drown in terror
Because they did not look like us

Their bones
Will contend you
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Show and Tell

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Show and Tell

Leaders
It is time
Words are not the measure 
Of your worth
Show us
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Comfort Zone

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Comfort Zone

Fires rage
But not here
Bombs fall
But not here
People starve
But not here
Only when this comfort zone
Is breached
Will we really act
But our ability to do so
Will be inadeqaute
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay
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Blogging Struggles

It’s getting a struggle to keep going lately. I have missed four or five days of my own daily prompts – which I am about to go back and try to catch up on. But it all seems a bit pointless right now. None of the effort seems to be paying any dividends. It is not driving any sales of my books and I am not earning any other income from it.

But then again that was never the point – the main point is for my own mental well being – it’s my outlet. But now its reached the point of being a struggle to keep posting – even that benefit seems to be gone.

And on top of that – like many people, the cost of living is squeezing me and my renewal for the plan I am on is coming up and I simply cannot afford it. This doesn’t mean I have to scrap it all, but I would have to revert to the free plan and then I would lose my own domain name and possibly all the followers I have built up. Unless some kind millionaire happens upon the site (or a few less well off people make a couple of small donations via Paypal – see below) I don’t think I really have a choice.

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 20/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. INTJ

Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 19/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Menagerie

Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 18/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Impossible

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.
What are the six impossible things you believe in? (If you can only manage one or two, that’s also okay.)

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 17/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Bone of contention

Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that.

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 16/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Show and tell

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 15/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Comfort zone

What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?

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U-Turns

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, 180 Degrees

Politicians
Are vilified
For their U-turns
Personally
I admire those
Who can admit they are wrong
And stay to deal
With the consequences
Photo by Zachary Kyra-Derksen on Unsplash
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 14/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. 180 degrees

Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.

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The Dragon

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Silver screen

Look into the eyes of the dragon and despair.
The beast is released.
They thought it tame
Thought it was a game
Now
It's free
And they will pay the consequences
Of their fear
Image from Pixabay

The quote, the first line of the poem, is from my favourite film, Excalibur by John Boorman, spoken by Merlin.

Nicole Willamson as Merlin
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 13/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Silver screen

Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of
your post. Now, write!

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Erasure

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Erasure

There are days
We wish to erase
But would we be the same
Without the pain
Without the shame
Still…
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Ghostlife

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Ghostwriter

I don't need a ghostwriter
I need a ghostwriter
Ghostparenter
Ghostlover
I need someone
To live my life
While I write
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 12/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Erasure

You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened. What would you erase and why?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 11/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Ghostwriter

If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?

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Playlist

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Playlist

The story of the impossible
	The impossible climb
Save the last dance for me
	While the world burns around us
I’m a believer
	But I cannot believe what I see
Walk away
	Never really a choice
Nights in white satin
	But no knights to defend
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Ignoring the suggestion again and instead, I am taking the first five random songs from a mix that my music player gave me – which is a mix of my own chosen songs and others it suggests I might like. So the five titles I interspersed with my thoughts.

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 10/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Playlist of the week

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of five songs that represent it.

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VIP

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, VIP

My wife
My life
My every breath

Together
Forever
Until death

This is the way
We need more today
Love
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 09/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. VIP

Who’s the most important person in your life — and how would your day-to-day existence be different without them?

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Fantasy

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Fantasy

Looking after their friends
Interests
It’s what they excel at
Imagining them being able to cope beyond that
Is just fantasy
Welcome to your government
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 08/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Fantasy

The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus . . .) : a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children?

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Seven Days

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Seven Days

In only seven days
The world was turned upside down
The lovers of peace
Watched it drain away
The shadow looms
The wall is too high
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com
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Scott’s Daily Prompt 07/03/2022

Today’s prompt is. Seven days

You wake up tomorrow morning to find all your plans have been cancelled for the next seven days and $10,000 on your dresser. Tell us about your week.

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Screaming

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Grown up

In our depths 
There is a repressed scream
Distant
Held back 
Leaking through 
As stress
As inexplicable grief
As depression 
But what that scream really is
Is the child inside
Yearning for escape
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