Trick or Trick today’s daily prompt. A request for what the neighbourhood kids would have to do to scare you. This prompt caused a few problems for me so you can have the story of a resilient knight and his companions while I think of a response to this.
The knights rode out from their city in close formation with their cloaks billowing out behind them. On the city walls their prince watched them go frowning slightly at having been kept behind. He just had this feeling that they were going to run into trouble on what should be just a routine patrol. With a sigh he turned away and headed down from the wall. He’d just have to wait and see.
Continue reading The Best Scare
They call her the desert wolf
The one who howls at night
They call her the silver one
The one who buries her kill
Continue reading Desert Wolf
Trio No. 3 is today’s daily prompt. It asks for an any genre piece that mentions: a dark night, your fridge and tears. This is my response, a short piece about those people who fear the dark.
Continue reading Night Tremors
A horoscope you say?
One for those of Pisces.
Those who don’t stop and think,
Those who rush straight in.
Continue reading Hold on, Little Pisces
The movie quotes challenge kicks off this Friday with its first quote. Be sure to keep watch to see what quote will spark this fortnight’s responses. If you want to find out more about the challenge click here.
The quote itself will feature both here and on the Movie Quotes Challenge page. Be sure to check it out for how to enter.
Custom Zodiac is today’s daily prompt. Here’s my response and a revised version of Pisces told through the stories of four different people.
That girl who stood on the edge of that tower, they say she was a Pisces. That man who dived in front of that train, people claim he was a Pisces too. That woman who sits at the same table in that cafe everyday, there are whispers she’s a Pisces. That boy who protected the ones he cared about, they say he was born under the fish.
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Today’s prompt Doppelgänger Alert was about the identical. Specifically, an acquaintance’s house being identical to yours. Here is my response:
Are those my paintings,
Hanging on your wall?
Is that my fireplace,
Tucked against the wall?
Continue reading Behind Another Door
Not long after night had fallen he stood at the opening of his cave. Before him lay the whole night world stretching out as far as he could see. High in the mountains as he was he could see great valleys and peaks lit only by starlight.
He leapt into the air, his wings snapping out to catch and updraft carrying him yet higher. A sigh of contentment escaped him as the wind ruffled his feathers making him feel alive. He rose of the thermal using only the tiniest of wingtip movements to control his assent. Tonight was about seeing where the sky would take him and seeing what the rest of the world was doing along the way.
Continue reading Night Flight
Today’s post Local Colour asks what object you would allow to keep its colour if the rest of the world became black and white. This is the story of a girl whose never seen colour coming into contact with it for the first time.
Continue reading Colour From Another Age
For today’s daily prompt: Masks Off. I give you a tale of four men swept up in a masked ball. They’ve got an assassin to stop the only question is which mask is he hiding behind? Hidden behind their own masks they set out to find him.
Continue reading Welcome to the Masquerade