Mind Reader

Who’s the last person you saw before reading this prompt? Whether it’s a family member, a coworker, or a total stranger, write a post about what that person is thinking right now. At the time of stumbling upon this prompt (last week) was when I was checking my email and saw this entry by The Daily Post. There and then, I was about to dinner with my dance partner after a rather hazy lesson. During the course of our meal, with our dance teacher, we were discussing plans for the next six months. For that specific moment, I would say that …

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Ring of Fire

Do you love hot and spicy foods or do you avoid them for fear of what tomorrow might bring? Bring it on! I challenge the spice! The best ones (in no particular order) are prevalent in the following dishes/cuisines: – Thai: Green curries. Slightly acidic and a little fishy, best served with a few shrimps, chicken and a loaf excellent baguette. – Singaporean: Laksa Lemak. Rich in coconut broth and also fish based, always a pleasure to slurp noisily (company dependent) with the appropriate noodles and shrimps swimming in the soup. – Indian: Cari Masala/Curry Masala (high preference for Mauritian …

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Writing Prompt: Because the Night

Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work? My hours of alertness actually start at around 17:00, precisely the time when one has just finished their afternoon tea. There is a sense of seduction that the night has to offer: the moments of peace when all has gone to bed, the solitude, the hidden creatures that beckon my mind. 1 o’clock: Only my wine and Laura Fygi for company. The start of a new creative adventure over candlelight. 2 o’clock: New possibilities happen. …

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Saturday Night

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday night? Saturday night, one of the best nights of the week to allow extravagant pleasures. Personally, there are three different Saturday night spending variations that deserve attention: 1. Version Dance Party Partying: the pinnacle to mingling and happy faces in a group setting. For me, it will be going to a fantastic venue that hosts many lovely dancers and a DJ who will get your heart pumping. I could get reacquainted with old friends and/or make some new ones with whom I could get some after-party dessert after. Maybe at 4am. …

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Junk Food Junkie

What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory. Potato chips and nachos…that first crunch upon breaking apart in your teeth which instantly releases the fresh aroma…even that instant crisp sound that hits your ears is like heaven to my ears. Crumbs that meld slowly in your mouth as you savour the salty delights. I like it spicy. I like it cheesy. I like it with a hint of vinegary acidity. That special taste of saltiness links it all. Just imagining the taste is enough to set me drooling like a famished hyena …

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Zero to Hero: Day 2 – Site Title and Tag Line (the inspiration behind)

Doodling, scribbling, scratching, [insert equivalent here]…I love them all. Using some form of writing material to produce visual work has always been my thing from childhood. So most of my school work had a tendency to be filled with some drawings of some sort amongst my notes. (Sadly, I don’t have them anymore for show!) Fast forward to adulthood – I still own many different writing materials, but the majority of my “writing” has been shifted to tapping away on the keyboard. And it has been like this for a long time. But recently, as close as a few months …

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Zero to Hero: Day 1 – Introduction Entry (Since I have yet to complete my About Me page at this time!)

Hello all, I’m Amantis, your resident scribbler who blathers a lot over brewed concoctions! I’m primarily a dancer, and I actually have another blog for that purpose (link to be announced next month), with an interest in improving my general writing skills, hence the reason why I started this blog. And as I actually enjoy writing on paper, usually either over a cup of hot café macchiato or a glass of merlot, it’s likely that we’ll be seeing actual scribbles on this site as part of my blog entry. Think of it as an experimental blog solely for uninhibited writing …

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Writing Prompt: Mr Sandman

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken, refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream? A glass of wine, intoxicated, with desires to enter my slumber, Yet numerous worries still plague my mind. Still scrambling, restless, utterly chaotic, Like a never ending cycle of noisy locusts, Pouncing, hammering, yammering… “Oh zip it!” I say, Flicking on the red lamp, to silence all that whining… Silence. As I pull the covers to myself, I smile. No…I smirk. I smirk because I know that I may dream again. …

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