21 Creative Writing Prompts

With all due respect, I found this one from TED- Ed Blog, and i gotta admit it is super awesome. So here it is,

21 creative writing prompts from 642 Tiny Things to Write About:

Write a eulogy for a sandwich, to be delivered while eating it.

Write the ad for an expensive new drug that improves bad posture. Now, list the possible side effects.

Think about your day so far (even if it’s still morning). What’s the highlight at this point?

Write the first communication sent back to Earth after humans land on Mars.

Finish this sentence: The smell of an orange reminds me of….

A genie grants you three tiny wishes. What are they?

It’s 1849, and you’re headed West along the Oregon Trail. Describe the safety features of your state-of-the-art covered wagon.

Write the passenger safety instructions card for a time-travel machine.

An undercover spy is about to impersonate you in all aspects of your life. Write instructions.

Write your life story in five sentences.

It’s 2018. Where did you last see your jetpack on Saturday?

Which is the oldest tree in your neighborhood, and what has it seen?

At a banquet in Kazakhstan, you are greeted as a guest of honor and served the traditional sheep’s eyeball. Respectfully, you decline. You are then offered the sheep’s tongue, instead. What’s your excuse this time?

Fill in the blank and keep going. “I really ought to eat more_____.”

Aloha! You’re a lost tourist on a locals-only beach in Hawaii. Talk your way out of a night mugging, using only surfer slang and sea turtle metaphors.

Find a photo and write what’s not in the picture.

As a talking Chihuahua, what would you tell your humans about the new crying baby who now lives with you?

Pick a place you’ve never been to. Explain why you are moving there.

What piece of advice do you most often give and least often follow?

If you were given one extra hour today and you weren’t allowed to use it for anything you’d normally do (e.g.; eat, sleep, etc.), what would you do with that hour?

How’s it going? Write the honest answer.

 

I’m super excited to start on this, like suggested in the blog I’m doing it for daily challenge (weeee).

See you on the first post 😉

First Weekend Of Semester Break

Okay I know today’s Monday but i’m just gonna update about my first weekend of my semester break. (oh yeah first semester has ended) woohoo, not sure if i should be happy or not.

So here we go. I finished two books of my new babies from Kinokuniya (during the Girl’s Night Out II) probably one of the best. Okay so I promised to myself I’d only read one book for the weekend, and another one after SAT which falls on November 7th, but I can’t help myself. Phew you never know how hard it is, but I failed miserably. So this one is kinda like a book review, (hopefully its spoiler free) hihi. Because they are so good, i need to put it down.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This book has been in my top books-to-read-after-final list. But i kinda has started on it way before, after I saw a review and recommendation on it from bookvlog and stuff. But i could only afford to have it in iBook (huhu).

Its about a young girl named Lou who lost her job in Cafe which was about to shut down, and needed to find a new one asap. Turns out after lots of job interviews, none of them fits her. Until one last interview for a caretaker spot. Initially, she wouldn’t agree on that (worried that she might have to washed someone’s bum) but in the end she was reminded of her family who depends on her wages to live. So she went.

I guess I could say it was a whooooole new experience for her, and she definitely had a new horizons thanks to Will, the quadraplegic (im not sure if i spelled it right or not) guy she’s been looking after. Im trying hard not to spill out all the fun here (and sad moment).

One thing that im sure of, im new to this disabled thing. It has totally given me a new insight of what a quad (or disabled person) feels. They pretty much hate pity stares (who doesn’t). Everytime i found myself thinking again of Will’s frustration of not be able to do things he used to do before, it frustrates me even more. And that makes me (everytime) to agree what he wanted to do in the end; to end everything.

I’m sure I had a moment of joy and sadness through out the book. I’d definitely be lying that I wished Will somehow one day wake up normal again, and he and Lou could be happily ever after (I guess all books hate a happy ending)

Anyways, this book is great and i did not regret reading itttt, and hundred percent would recommend it to your books-to-read list 🙂

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Now this book is beyond everything. I have never encountered something like this before. I saw it on one of booktuber’s book review, but didn’t really put it into my mind. But during our little trip to Kinokuniya, a friend of mine recommended it to me and said that it was so good eventhough she only read it halfway through. And i couldnt be more thankful to her for making me buying it.

It starts when one day from school, Clay found a box of tapes mailed to his front door, without a return address. As that couldnt be weird enough, it was a set of tape of recordings of a girl she liked before, who later comitted a suicide. Well the tapes? It has seven casettes with 13 sets of recordings, on why Hannah wanted to end her life.

What makes this book so special? Well because of its suspense, I wouldn’t even able to put it down since I ever started to read the first page. Yep.

I think when revealing all of her side of stories that she didn’t have a chance to tell on before, i realised how small little things and actions of ours could have ruined someone life. Like what she said in those recordings, its like a snowball effect. One thing leads to another. And it grows even bigger as it rolls down.

The thing is, Clay realised he could’ve been able to stop her when he had the chance on that one night. He has been feeling miserable after finding out Hannah didnt come back to school. He couldve known because the sign was there. He saw the pleading and misery in her eyes that night, but why didnt he helped her?

They had me like (wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu) in there. But in the end, i guess if it were me.. I wouldnt be able to help either. I mean probably I dint even realised the sign she had been signalling.

These two books are great, I’m looking forward to more adventures after the SAT (huhu). Ive tons of books i wand to finish because im looking forward for this end of the year’s booksale!

Me Before You -4.5/5

Thirteen Reasons Why -5/5

weird emotions

 
This is actually a book, but i bought it wrapped like this. It’s more like a “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” concept. 

Dear John by Nicholar Sparks. It was a hard journey though. Yes, it’s a romance novel but i prefer to take it as two person who’s once can’t get enough falling for each other are living life differently, apart from one another. 

To the end of the book, i think love is portrayed more as a sacrifice made by a person, to see his/her love living a happy life. It’s never easy to just forget the dream he once had -to live a happy marriage with the ones he loves – and to know she is happily married with another man. 
A soldier, went to Iraq and survived and back to his base to receive the letter that starts with “Dear John,” and he knew where its going to lead. His dreams crushed (so do my heart). 

Well it’s never easy to handle with my stupid emotions after finising the book 😢 i can never understand why do i have to be so affected by such ending. 

That’s all. ( i have another book to do review on) 

How stories can transform a classroom: StoryCorps interviews affect both students and teachers

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When students get the chance to participate in StoryCorps interviews, it can "reorganize the ions of a class," according to one teacher who tried it. Photo: David Andrako, courtesy of StoryCorps When students conduct StoryCorps interviews, teachers say it can “reorganize the ions of a class.” Photo: David Andrako, courtesy of StoryCorps

Caitlyn, a quiet seventh grader, was bullied by the other kids in her class at Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank, California. She wore the same cowboy boots every day. “The other kids were awful about it,” said English teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki, remembering this student who has stayed lodged in her memory for 10 years now. “Even the best kids can be horrible sometimes. It’s a jungle in middle school.”

The law of the jungle, however, can change. Caitlyn’s story illustrates what can happen when students and teachers take the time to listen to each other’s stories.

When Caitlyn was in her class a decade ago, Mieliwocki introduced StoryCorps to her students. She gave them tape recorders and asked them to interview someone important in their lives. Over the next few months…

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You’re doing great [your name].

 yes, there were times where we would feel insecure of others; The way your classmates’ brain work in math class, or when the teacher highlighted the best speaker of the presentation (being that it was not you). 

This is a perfect scenario of MY own insecurities. But ofcourse, we are not created impeccable! 

Every person has their own flaws and beauty, and it’s only a matter of self discovery. Some people didnt even know their strength, and most of the time they felt like they were not ‘fit’ into the society. 

However, self discovery is a whole long journey itself! But it can be from anything. It may occurs from a trivial event and you may not realize it. This is where it all depends on you. Its yourself who decides whether the event will be another typical incident or it can be something that has left you with some thoughts. 

I guess you can say it’s more like a reflective process. 

Anways, always start your day with a good vibe and positivity. Smile and wish every person you meet a happy good day to them! A single smile can bring a great changes though! 

Lastly, in spite of all your insecurities and lack of confidence, i know we can go through this journey together with a success. And you’re doing absolutely great, keep moving forward mates. 

Love. 

Advice from a young TED speaker: Start a TED-Ed Club at your school

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“We kids still dream about perfection. And that's a good thing, because in order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first,” said Adora Svitak on the TED stage in 2010, when she was 12. She’s now a TED-Ed intern, and wishes she’d had TED-Ed Clubs when she was high school to help her share ideas with her peers. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED “We kids still dream about perfection. That’s a good thing, because in order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first,” said Adora Svitak on the TED stage in 2010, when she was 12. She’s now a TED-Ed intern, and wishes she’d had TED-Ed Clubs in high school to help her bat around ideas. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

If you watch my TED Talk from 2010, you might see a confident 12-year-old, cracking jokes and striding around the stage in glasses that keep sliding down her nose. You won’t see me going home and crying, or starting every page in my journal with four words: “I feel sad today.”

I divided my life into two parts: my tear-stained journal versus my well-practiced speeches. A space to be vulnerable with others, for the larger purpose of sharing ideas? I didn’t have that in my high school.

When I…

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Is it really okay 

To have one moment in life feeling so hopeless

Where you just suddenly broke down into tears

Without even wanting to?