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A Very Unusual Day

Sudden Downpour

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to greet you. Tell us what happens next!

I was still too busy checking how wet I was and was still too concerned about my stuff that got soaked as well such as my wallet, my mobile phone and the papers inside my bag when suddenly an elderly woman started to appear and began walking towards me.  The air suddenly felt creepy, and I began to forget about the heavy rain outside or how soaked I was.  

I didn’t want her to feel that I was nervous and scared so I tried to force a sheepish smile and  tried to find my voice to start a conversation when for some reason, no sound seemed to come out.  My heart was pounding and my thoughts were racing as if looking for an escape.  

At that moment I wished that I had a power to vanish, but there I was merely left standing and helpless.  The old woman is now very close and there is no turning back.  She gave a warm smile as if to comfort me that there was nothing to be afraid of.  I don’t know what came over me, but at that instant I gave my trust, then my voice found its way back.

I tried to ask about the shop and told her I got there, and the conversation just went on running.  She was a very nice lady after all with a very interesting shop.  I promised that I would come back again next time to visit her and maybe look at the stuff, most probably with friends, but never alone again because the creeps that I felt was not with her, but with the old stuff around.



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Moody Weather!

You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hail starts descending from the sky. Write a post about what happens next.

Not knowing yet what is going on, I stayed stunned for a while then a hand touched me as if to wake me up from a slumber.  I looked up and saw a familiar face, it was my husband rushing me to move and find a place for cover.  

Out of impulse, we both rushed under the bridge and found our son already waiting for us there.  Then suddenly I realized that we are facing reality,and there were those watermelons scattered on the ground, people running and having mixed emotions but certainly all of us were wondering “what the hell just happened?”.

It is not everyday that something like this happens so somehow there was also a tinge of amazement, and it became like an event where all of us were mere spectators.

What a fateful day! 


A Night to Remember

You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening?

To have a night as special as this one would probably be something that is like a dream that you do not want to wake up from because it is one dinner of great opportunity to simply be with people who have given significant contributions in their respective fields and have motivated a lot of people to do well in their own lives as well.

I would like Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende and Mara Llanot, a great poetess from the Philippines to definitely be there because for sure, they will be able to give so much encouragement to my writing.  Maybe having a conversation with them can help me find my inspiration to write creatively again and at the same time, perhaps they can also lead me to go deep into myself and bring out my passions once again.  Aside from these great writers, i would also like some musicians to be there too like Coldplay, Imogen Heap and Sara McLachlan so they can provide some musical entertainment and add to the wonders of the night.

It will definitely be a moment filled with creativity, fun and simply pure camaraderie.