Day 163

Prompt: this week, pick part of the quote below and write an entry inspired by it. “Wherever there is a poetical action, a religious aspiration, a heroic thought, or a union of the nature within man and the Nature without, there is Zen.”  -R. H. Blyth My choice: a poetical action   Before I switched jobs, …

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Day 141

Prompt: games or competition. Continued from Day 139.   I keep moving, slipping through the forest. Something is coming, that much is certain. What is coming... that's a whole other question. I find water with 12 minutes still on the clock, working quickly to fill my canteen. There are a few edible plants that I …

Day 139

Prompt: games and competition.     The steel door slides open to bright light that burns after being kept in the dark for so long. I squint, shading my eyes and looking outside. Ahead is a cheap metal table, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, and I step forward cautiously. It smells like forest, like …

Day 112

I'm preparing for a certification today, so forgive the extra short post. Prompt: a character that makes work/school/neighborhood/etc interesting.   It must be 7:30. I know this because the door to my classroom just slammed open. "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!" Jason exclaims, slouching into one of the chairs. "You're not going to die from …

Day 106

I'm swamped with plans today, so this will be a short post 🙂 Prompt:   The lake was peaceful, a few ripples at the edge, the occasional splash of a playful fish. Mountains and trees reflected off its surface, a slightly warped mirror of the scene around me. For a moment, I wondered what would …

Day 101

No D&D update today. Our paladin Constance is out of town, and the group may descend into evil without her stalwart guidance. Today will be a short post; I'm out of town for the weekend and need to get on the road soon. In honor of road trips... Prompt: an isolated place.   The road …

Day 82

Prompt: Nothing changes or nothing had changed (open-ended).   As I turn onto the street holding my childhood home, my heart speeds up. I drive slowly, telling myself it's in case there are children playing near the road even though I know I'm procrastinating the inevitable. A lot has changed since I was last here; …