DP Daily Prompts: Trick or Trick

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It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. If the neighborhood kids( or anyone else , really)were to truly scare you what trick would they have to subject you to?

The costumes the kids wear are pretty scary, they wouldn’t need to pull any other trick to scare me. These days the stores are bringing in costumes that are too scary. The kids won’t have to make extra effort to scare anyone!



365 Writing Prompts: Halloweeny!

If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats” what would your blog hand out?

Here is my treat for my blogger friends:

Recipe for Banana chocolate chip cupcakes.


1.Robin hood quick mix Banana flavoured four: 1 pkg.

2.unflavored yogurt: 1 cup

3. Crisco vegetable shortening or Canola oil: 1/4 cup

4. eggs:2

5. Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

6. semi-sweet chocolate chips: 1/2 cup

For chocolate Icing Ingredients:

1. butter softened: 1/2 cup

2. unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled : 2 oz

3. Icing sugar: 4 cups

4. milk: 1/3 cup

5. vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

Combine quick bread mix, yogurt,oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl . Stir until mixture is evenly moistened and combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven 23 to 25 minutes.

Cool in pan ten minutes.Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire cooling rack.

Icing: cream butter and cooled melted chocolate. Add 2 cups of icing sugar and beat until well combined. Add milk and vanilla.Beat in remaining icing sugar gradually. Blend well. Ice cupcakes as desired.

So friends try the recipe and enjoy, happy Halloween one and all!

Recipe borrowed from Robin hood flour.

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/365-writing-prompts-halloweeny/

DP Daily Prompts: Trio No. 3

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Today you can write about anything,in whatever genre or form, but you must mention a dark night, your fridge, and tears(of joy or sadness your call).

Yesterday was a hectic day for me, I went out to run some errands that I put off to do later, it suddenly struck me those are very important things I’ve neglected to do.

Actually I was unmotivated to do them because the weather wasn’t conducive to go out, I waited Monday and  Tuesday for the weather to clear up, it wasn’t showing any signs of improvement.

I gave up expecting for  a decent day to do the  things, so yesterday I went, it was cold, windy and unpleasant. I ignored all that and took the bus to one of the stores to get a piece of hardware I needed, there were two places I planned to go, the hardware store was closed with a large sign which said,”Grand opening on the 30th October.”

I went to the second place and luckily it was open , there was only one person working and the line was long. When my turn came I asked to see someone, to get my things done. I took care of it with the help of a nice lady.

I came out, walked over to the bus stop, luckily the bus arrived a few minutes later, I decided instead of going home I must go to the Mall to see the store general manager, he was not available so, “I was unable to kill two birds with one stone.”

I came home tired, I didn’t take a nap but watched tennis lying down, I don’t recall how I fell asleep I did have the intention to continue watching the match, I cannot remember how long I napped, when I opened my eyes it was already past my bedtime, I was hungry , it was a dark night, it looked even darker because of the thick clouds, I thought I’d stay in bed and go back to sleep.

I could not go back to sleep I was too hungry I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep if I didn’t eat something, I went to the kitchen and opened my fridge door hoping to find something delicious to eat, there in the fridge was a dish of Biriyani (rice, meat and potatoes) it was left by my daughter. Tears of joy came directly from my heart, how thoughtful is she, “God bless you” I said quietly.

I warmed up  the food in the microwave oven and sat down to eat, after the meal, I thanked God for providing me the best food that night!

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/dp-daily-prompts-trio-no-3


365 Writing Prompts: Free to be me

What’s the character trait you admire the most about yourself?

I like my curious nature, it helps me to study about a variety of subjects  I’m not familiar with. It keeps me interested in reading about everything in our environment. I do not pretend to know a lot of things I haven’t heard about.

I’m always willing to learn, I’ve found out I can even learn from someone younger than me. In this age of technology the younger generation know a lot more than me. I do not hesitate to learn from them.

I love to be friendly and nice provided I’m not treated poorly by my fellow humans.

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/365-writing-pr…-free-to-be-me/




DP Daily Prompts: In Retrospect

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Yesterday you invented a new astrological sign. Today , write your own horoscope__ for the past month(in other words,as if you’d written it October 1st.

According to my new astrological sign, I am ambitious, determined, patient, and intelligent. Today is October 1st, I see myself taking a trip somewhere for a few days

I do not see any project for me that is overly ambitious, everything seems to be simple, it will be a good trip for me I’ll learn a few things from it.

I see myself face to face with some sales ladies, who will tax my patience,if I’m able to succeed, it will prove my horoscope which says I’m intelligent is true.

I’m checking what my horoscope said and what really happened the past month.

Yes I took a trip in the first week of October. I went to a store in the Eaton Center in Montreal, I saw some pretty mugs I picked a couple, one for my neighbor and one  for me, I went to the cash register to pay for them, the first question I was asked was, “Do you have a Bay Card?”

I replied, “No, I don’t and I do not want one.”

Well the lady would not leave me alone , she told me all the advantages of having a card, that there are ‘Sales’ I can take advantage of and a million other things, she kept talking I smiled and refused to get one.

In the end my determination slackened and I agreed to get one, she wasted no time and gave me a temporary card.

I showed patience but failed in the “determined” department.

This trip was more difficult than I thought it would be. The sales ladies are really something, I wish I had said, “What part of I do not want a card, don’t you understand?.”

The lady kept up the pressure and I succumbed , doesn’t show much determination  on my part,does it?

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/dp-daily-prompts-in-retrospect/


365 Writing Prompts: First

Tell us your first day at something___ your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own,first day blogging, first day as a parent,whatever.

My first experience of a snowstorm was on November 13th I was in Montreal ,Canada , I was on my way  to the typing school as usual, while walking to the bus stop I noticed the sky was white and calm ,I didn’t know anything about snow then, yes I knew they have snow but how much or when I had no idea. I also didn’t think of the famous phrase, “it’s the calm before the storm.”

I entered the school building and went straight to the typing class, some of the girls were already there,I sat in my seat and began typing, our teacher came an hour later, she looked at me and said, “girls I hope you brought your boots today, there is a lot of snow on the ground, it is turning out to be very stormy.”

I heard it but had no reaction , I wasn’t quite sure what a snowstorm meant, I continued my typing, at four pm we all got up to get ready to go home, the teacher looked at me and said, “Don’t you have boots?”

Of course I wasn’t wearing boots, I was wearing sandals and my  sari, it still didn’t strike me that I’d have trouble getting home.

As usual I got out of the building and walked towards the bus stop, one gentleman came and asked me if I saw  any buses moving, I wasn’t looking for any buses moving, I was waiting for the one I took daily to go to school and back home.The gentleman could tell by the way I was dressed I had no idea of what a snowstorm means. He mumbled something which sounded like there are no buses moving, he then left.

I stood there and tried to understand the situation I was in, I was still not aware it would be difficult for me to get home. I saw a cab I raised my hand to stop him, he stopped and asked, “Where will you go?”

As soon as I uttered ‘Victoria Avenue’ he said , “none of the cabs will go there, it’s too dangerous.”

This scared me I walked back to the school building , called my husband, my brother-in-law picked up the phone, he told me my husband wanted me to stay in the school building,he will get me when the snowstorm stops and the buses start moving.

After waiting for several hours my husband came to pick me up, I was relieved to see him and told him I will not go to the typing school anymore.

It was the first time I saw so much snow, I also learned it was a blizzard and one has to be properly dressed to be out in one!


DP Daily Prompts: Custom Zodiac

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You’re tasked with creating a brand new zodiac sign for the people born around your birthday— based solely on yourself. What would your new sign be, and how would you describe those who share it?

Custom Zodiac sign is not as easy to create as it seems, I’ll try to learn about the twelve signs and will pick the good qualities from some of them and make my own custom zodiac sign.

My custom zodiac sign is “Augustan,” those who share this sign are ambitious, determined,patient and intelligent. They are born around my birthday, some are closer than others.

Augustan Age is  one of the most illustrious periods in Latin literary history. It was marked by civil peace and prosperity.The name Augustan Age is also applied to a “classical” period in the literature of any nation, especially to the 18th century in England.

Some prefer to limit the English Augustan Age to the period covered by the reign of Queen Anne. This was the time when writers like Alexander Pope,Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, John Gay and Matthew Prior flourished.

Among the ones I’ve selected there is a writer, so the zodiac sign Augustan I feel  is appropriate!




365 Writing Prompts: Seven wonders

Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?

My seven words are: Love; Trust; Honesty; Friendship; Sharing; Peace; Unity.

Love erases misunderstanding.

Trust is an important word, if you trust people there will be no arguments.

Honesty is always the best policy.

If we are friendly we’ll have no enemies.

Sharing: whatever one has it’s good to share it reduces poverty.

Peace: What can be achieved by peace cannot be achieved by war.

Unity: Lack of unity is the cause of all the dissension in the world.

link: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/365-writing-pr…-seven-wonders/

DP Daily Prompts: Doppleganger Alert

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You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything– from the future, to the books, to the art on the wall- is identical to your home.What happens next?

Katie,”do you live here?” I said.

“Yes, why do you ask, Melanie, is something wrong?”

There is something strange about your home, I replied.

Really, would you care to explain? answered Katie.

I left my house in the morning to run some errands, I ran into you, you invited me to visit your house, I accepted although I have a lot of work to do in the house. When I entered your house I thought I was in my house, but your house is in a different part of the city, why am I thinking I am in my house. Wait a minute I get it, everything in your house is the same as in mine, it’s so strange.

Melanie you’re not making sense, what do you mean by, “everything’s the same as in my house?”

Yes Katie, my books, the art on the wall, are the same as mine, it cannot be a coincidence can it?

Both looked at each other and made up their mind to check it out, Melanie took Katie to her house, they were barely at the front door,there was a strange sound coming from inside the house. Melanie knew her husband had gone to work early and was not expected to be back yet.

Who is in her house she was alarmed, she unlocked the door and found a note, “tread softly dear ladies the ghoul is resting, I’d advise you to leave or face the consequences.”

Melanie was perturbed, was her husband back and decided to scare her, no she thought, they did not discuss anything about “Halloween” who could it be, while Melanie was deep in thought, Katie who was spooked out, left without telling Melanie anything.

Standing alone with the note, Melanie tip toed towards the kitchen, there was a nasty smell, she walked on there was someone large and scary  cooking something, she could only see the back of this creature, when it turned around, Melanie fainted and fell on the floor.

The ghoul was her husband playing a joke on her, when she opened her eyes she saw her husband bending over her and was saying,”I’m so sorry,Melanie, I didn’t know you’re such a coward.”

Where are my books and art on the wall,please tell me she said?

I’ll explain everything her husband said!

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/dp-daily-prompts/

365 Writing Prompts: The golden hour

6;AM the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3: AM bedtime?

6: AM is the best hour of the day for me, I woke up a few minutes after this morning to say my morning prayer, it is called “Fajr” in Arabic, since the sun rises after 7:30 AM in my neck of the woods, waking up at 6:AM is a perfect time for me. I get enough time to wash and get ready for prayer.

It takes twenty five minutes to complete my prayer which is still before sunrise, then I have plenty of time to eat breakfast, take a shower, get dressed and do my outside chores.

Today is a very gloomy Monday, rain has been falling since Friday today is not different, it’s also foggy, October is not looking so promising, there are a few days left for November to show its face, well I’m a bit concerned because November means snow anytime, shoveling or getting someone to do it for us is another headache I’m not looking forward to.

I sometimes wonder is it possible to fall asleep in the beginning of November and wake up in December? It’s probably the dumbest thought, but wouldn’t it be lovely?

Wait a minute we haven’t had “Halloween” yet how can I think of November and December? Sorry folks, “Happy Halloween, to you all, especially to all the children of the world, wishing you’d  get bags and bags full of candy!”