Circles rotate vaguely and without color, There is indistinct comfort in the certainty of their dull direction, They swirl without stirring, hurl without impact Then, the tightness comes. In the chest. Grimace: Worry, concern, faster, fear, anger, Faster, Sweat, Tears, Blood. Small circles, compact discs, pulsing dots, points of light. Spinning like blades, screaming with … Continue reading In the Sky
Pat on the back Tell someone you’re proud of just how proud you are. This can be read two ways. Scenario 1: You are kindly reinforcing the pride you feel in another individual. Scenario 2: You are telling someone about your satisfaction with your arrogance. If those two scenario assessments don't make sense, read the … Continue reading 365: Day 26- Proud Papa
State of your year Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. Hello, America. Good to be back in front of you again. The year is racing by faster than Hussein Bolt on his way to the restroom after eating Taco Bell. There was a small presidential election this year, but it went by … Continue reading 365: Day 25- Let’s get this party Stated
Drawing a blank When was the last time your walked away from a discus- sion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line. Ah, yes. The perfect comeback. My mind jumps to Seinfeld and the Jerk Store. Look it up on Youtube if you … Continue reading 365: Day 24- But what am I?
Life after blogs Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
From A to Z Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet. A day in the life of Danielion is a day in the life of Danielion. Big … Continue reading 365: Day 22- ABigCatastrophe
Back to school If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be? This is a beautifully ironic prompt in so many ways. First of all, mastering a subject is a ridiculous concept. Look at me, I am a math master; I know … Continue reading 365: Day 21- Back to School
A friend in need... Finish this sentence: “My closest friend is...” My head starts to cycle when I see this prompt. Best friend (I know it says closest) is a term that drives me back to seventh grade social wars. Why must an individual create a friend hierarchy? But then you get older and friends … Continue reading 365: Day 20- My closest friend
From the collection of the artist It’s the year 2114. A major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was in 2014. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say? The last millennium had barely passed. Every adult alive was born in the 1900's. But … Continue reading 365: Day 19- party like its 2014
You, the sandwich If a restaurant were to name something after you, what would it be? Describe it. (Bonus points for writing a recipe!) I would like to be a side. I would hate to be an entree that someone didn't like, resulting in my name becoming synonymous with a ruined meal, at least for … Continue reading 365: Day 18- Side Step