DP Daily Prompt: No Time to Waste

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Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to——.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion.

It is a good idea to remember, life is too short to waste thinking about the past. I’ve consumed more time dwelling about things that have happened that was unpleasant and not worth remembering, it only gave me heartache, I think I have learned from it.

I feel I should only interact with those who are positive and helpful . I do not see them every day but whenever I get the opportunity I meet with them and talk about things that are pleasant.

We can make things delightful for us if we want to, crying over spilled milk helps no one. The only thing that is satisfying for me is I always tried to help when there was a need, what happened afterwards is something I cannot mend. If I keep thinking about it, it only makes me bitter and want  my time back to do things right, it never happens, this is the time I tell myself: “life is too short, enjoy it while you can.”


365 Writing Prompts: The perfect game

You’re set to play poker( or scrabble or something else—-) with a group of four. Write a story set during this game.Or describe the ideal match, the players, the relationships— and the hidden rivalries.

I’ll go for Scrabble, this is a game I’m familiar with, or Monopoly, I’ve played both these games with my siblings many times and my children as well.

The only problem I face is one of my children does not like losing. Ideally we play games because it’s a source of entertainment, if there are players who’d like to win all the time, the game is stressful.

My ideal team would be: me, my daughter Seeta, my neighbor Jackie and my friend Joan. This to my knowledge will be an ideal team. None of us are worried about winning or losing.

We’d have our seven tiles, the tiles are always face down to avoid cheating. It is a good idea to be able to use all seven tiles at once, if I start the game. It all depends on what the letters are, if I get the letter “Q” and someone else gets “U” I won’t be able to use all the letters. there is a lot of strategy required to play the game well.

Concentration is one of the keys to win or come close to winning, also vocabulary is very important, dictionaries are not allowed.

If all the players get reasonably good letters the game is exciting, otherwise if you can tell from the very start who has a better chance it’s not that encouraging.