DP Daily Prompts: Fictional Intruder

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Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn…. if you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?

I’d choose ; Go down the rabbit hole with Alice, going to Wonka’s  chocolate factory with Charlie and the other four kids; Gulliver and the Lilliputians.

I liked Alice’s adventures, I thought she’d be the right person to follow, she does such cool things, no sooner I thought about her, I found myself following her to the rabbit hole, down,down,down, I went.  Where was I, I could not see it was dark inside, I was in a well it kept sliding down, I looked sideways and saw the place laden with cupboards and book shelves. I found myself in a place I did not like, I gave up the idea of going any further Alice was not very happy to see me she wanted to get rid of me. I uttered some magic words and immediately I was in a different place.

Mr. Willy Wonka was not happy to see me, “He said I do not like uninvited guests.” I didn’t care I followed the group anyway.

I was with Charlie moving around, tasting Wonka’s delicious chocolates, listening to Wonka’s funny jokes. Violet is irritating me, she is so spoiled, Mike is another one who needs to be disciplined. I think I’m bored here, I’d have to leave.

I hope I’ll have a good time with Gulliver and the Lilliputians, but Gulliver thought I have no business being in the island of Lilliput, I promised I’d help him if he needed me. He agreed and I was delighted.

Well here I’m   in the island of Lilliput with Gulliver on one of his visits. The size of the Lilliputians is six inches only, really, Gulliver is way taller than me , Gulliver is a giant and I can be considered one too ,seeing the inhabitants are only six inches tall so are the buildings,trees and horses. Their Emperor is weird he selects people based on their skills with rope dancing rather than their intellectual abilities. They plot against one another, Gulliver and I are their primary targets.

The Emperor thinks our size is enormous, it makes us expensive to have and also dangerous for the Emperor to keep. We helped them in their wars with Blefuscu, that’s forgotten now we have to run away from here, we cannot let them take our eyes out. We had fun but it’s wise for us to leave the country.


365 Writing Prompts: Far from home

Tell us about the farthest you’ve traveled from home.

A few years ago I traveled to Dhaka from St. John’s, it was a long flight. I had a stop over at Frankfurt, it was a long ten hours wait at the airport. There was nothing at this airport that could delight anyone much less write about it. There  was a long unattractive lounge, it had scattered benches, which seemed to say, “why are you here,you’re not welcome?”

It gave the impression of a first come first served basis benches, e.g too bad you came late here, there is no place  for you to sit . The scenario was so unfriendly I couldn’t wait to get out of there. Finally when I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, I had the misfortune of meeting this sour, ill mannered gentleman who refused to answer my question. He worked for Qatar Airways which was the airlines I’d taken to fly to Dhaka.

After more than twenty four hours I finally reached my destination, Dhaka, my siblings were there to receive me. Getting out of the airport was long, there were all kinds of forms to fill in,  the lines were too long I was tired.

Going from the airport to my sister’s home was not that easy, there were traffic jams,bad drivers, buses, rickshaws , private cars, taxis, there were all kinds of transportation, trying to go faster than the other one. It was a picture of chaos. I was visiting after a long time, it seemed the population of Dhaka increased by leaps and bounds.

After more than three hours I was home, I was thankful I got home safely.