DP Daily Prompt: Sparkling or Still

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What’s your idea of a perfect day off: One during which you can quietly relax, doing nothing, or one with fun activity lined up after the other? Tell us how you’d spend your time.

My perfect day off is when the skies are blue, sun is shining brightly, no clouds in the sky to hit us with precipitation, especially snow.

Snow to me means no free time, either I have to go out with the shovel to clear the driveway or get someone to do the job, in both cases I cannot relax. When things are done by other people they tend to cheat,they fail to do a good job, so I see snow here and there and I get irritated, in such circumstances I need to go out and do what’s left undone.

I always hope there will be no snow on my off day to help me relax. My kind of relaxation is no playing activity but sit with a book to pass time reading and listening to my favorite songs. this is what is relaxing in my mind!

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365 Writing Prompts: Safety First

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe.

I have learned from experience that at times the so called family friends are the ones ,one must be careful of.

It happened one day, my sister’s friend’s husband came to pick me up to go to his home for supper, I guess his wife was busy cooking, so she didn’t come with him.

I knew who he was since I was only ten or eleven years old, he came to our house a few times, my Dad was not so fond of him because he once asked his wife to take off his shoes in my Dad’s presence. He told my mom, “this man is very ill-mannered.”

My mom laughed and didn’t think much of the incidence.

A few years later he found out where I was teaching,he came to take me to his house, on the way he suddenly looked at me and said, “What would you do if I take you somewhere else?”

Those words terrified me, I stayed quiet, he laughed, I felt unsafe and told myself I’d never go anywhere with a man even if I knew him.

On the way back I coaxed his wife to come with us so she could see where I lived.