365 Writing Prompts: No longer a mere mortal

You’ve imbibed a special potion that makes you immortal .Now that you’ve got forever, what changes will you make in your life? How will you live differently, knowing you’ll always be around to be accountable for your actions?

It is a complicated question to answer how will I live my life after taking a potion which supposedly makes me immortal and I’ll live forever.

Living forever doesn’t really tempt me, the problem is all my fellow humans will be enjoying their after life and I alone will still be stuck on earth trying to do different things to survive. I think I’ll pass this opportunity to be immortal.

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365 Writing Prompt: Taglines

Often our blogs have taglines.But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?

I remember when I was very young a vendor used to come to our house, his intention was to sell fried spicy lentils. He made up a song to attract the attention of the children. It was all about his dried spicy fried lentils.

The lyrics of his spicy fried lentils was: my lentils are the best,

they are eaten by Bengalees who wear loose dhotis(these are worn instead of                                                                          trousers)

They are warm they are hot, come one,come all.

Each house he visited he changed the lyrics, he only went to houses where there were children. I remember running to the gate to eat his tasty goodies.

I realize now hot spicy fried lentils was his tagline, he was describing his delicious lentils to attract kids.

I cannot imagine humans having tagline, then again that car salesman comes to mind. He knew my husband and I were potential car buyers, because the one we drove to see him was on its last leg.Like a perfect salesman, he offered coffee, when we declined he went so far as to say, he’d mow our lawn, clear our snow, all we had to do was to call him.We smiled we knew what he was trying to do. The immediate feeling we got, ‘He is such a nice man.’

He tried to impress us by his demeanor and it certainly worked.

If I were to use a tagline, I’d probably talk about teaching, about the scholarships I was awarded, but having used that I can’t see droves of people coming to me to ask for help for their slow learner kid.

I don’t think I can use a tagline to impress people. The car salesman has done his sweet talk for years, it works for him. It will not work for me.

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365 Writing Prompts: Landscape

When you gaze out your window—real or figurative– do you see the forest or the trees?

I am in front of my computer, I can see what’s out there, it’s not a very optimistic view. The rain is falling and my neighbor’s tree sans the leaves is standing still with occasional breeze moving its brown tiny branches to and fro, reminding me if I go out ,I better dress warm because nature is not providing the warmth.

Then there is the dull grey sky trying its best to provide some room for the sun to show itself, for us to hope, maybe just may be the sun will take over and the clouds will be pushed out.

Then there is that sound of some crows, who probably are wondering, we thought it’s spring why do we see snow, they are reminding in their own language to nature: “Did you forget the season, it’s Spring for God’s sake we want flowers, fruits and the pretty birds, why aren’t they here.”

To which nature replies: “It’s not my fault, ask your humans, they are the ones who are destroying everything on this planet, ask them when will they stop littering, drive cars, that are not environment friendly, need I say more, do not blame me blame the humans.”

The poor crows are sad and they are saying,” Humans please co-operate, so we can have decent weather!”

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DP Daily Prompts: Finite Creatures

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At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?

Very early in life I knew I wasn’t immortal, I read all kinds of poems where man is called a mortal being. That was then and this is now.

Now with all the inventions, technology, writings of various people the thought is ingrained in my  mind, I cannot do any of these things so I fall in the category of mortal humans.

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DP Daily Prompts: Digging Up Your Digs

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500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home. What will she learn about early 21st century humans by going through (what remains of)your stuff?

Five hundred years is a long time, our 21st century will look so primitive, just as I thought about the stone age, when the people lit fires by rubbing stones, they were geniuses though, now that I think back.

The term “Stone Age,”  was named in late 19th century by Christian J Thomsen a Danish archaeologist. He came up with a study of the human past, it was called the “Three Age System”i.e., “Stone Age” “Bronze Age” and “Iron age.” Each were technologically more complex than the one before.

Stone made tools were found in the deepest layers of the earth,followed by bronze made tools which were found on top of the deepest layers and Iron made tools were found closest to the surface. This meant metal technology developed later than the stone-made tools.

In our twenty-first century, having used up most of the above tools, steps are taken I presume to find to replace them with something readily available.

As regards what they’ll find 500 years from now in the ruins of my home is hard for me to write it will see many changes, they might have concrete structures on the lawns to make housing available for humans if the world still remains intact, for humans to survive.

There may not be anything left to find as remains who knows, since we are talking about 500 hundred years from now.

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DP Daily Prompt: Worldly Encounters

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The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend one book, movie, or song, that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick?

I am not really sure I can recommend a book,a movie or a song that explains what humans are all about. 

I cannot think of a book I read a movie I watched or a song I heard explains what humans are all about.

However if I’m allowed I can sum up my thoughts and explain to the extraterrestrial outside that humans were created out of a handful of clay, they were given the required health,happiness and intelligence to make the world a better place to live. God overlooked the point that Satan who was made of fire was subjected to bow before Adam,while all the other angels obeyed God, Satan refused,as a result he was thrown out of paradise.This did not bode well with Satan who promised to make life difficult for humans.

Now we have good and bad people,ones who are trying to do good to humanity and others who are doing the exact opposite.

Good and evil are living side by side. When something good happens to our planet,Satan takes over and makes sure everything good is undone by his followers. 

I have collected this information from books, movies and songs I have heard. I had to give my support to all three mediums to know and explain all about humans.

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Writing Prompt: Furry

Turn to your co-workers,kids ,facebook  friends, family, – anyone who is accessible -an ask them to suggest an article,an adjective, and a noun. There’s your post title! Now write.

FURRY:

Furry is my middle name

Running around like crazy

Is my most favorite game

I hop here and I hop there

But I cannot go anywhere!

 

She says she’ll get me some company

Until that time comes I’ll be crazy

Living with humans is not a joke

They make me drink this horrid coke

Can anyone take me to a place

Where there is no human trace!

 

Then again I must agree

These are the best people

Who are taking care of me

They feed me and love me

They’ll do anything for me!

 

It was nice talking to you

Great folks, I’ll be back later

To tell you about my life 

Until then stay contented 

With yourself and your sweet Wife!

 

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DP Daily Prompt: Pep Talk Post by Ranu

Lately I have written a few ‘Pep Talk’.It is for a very good cause. I know someone who needs it. This person is brilliant,humble,helpful,in other words doesn’t lack anything except,”Confidence’. I know I need to be cautious when I do this,I never presume to know everything,but I sometimes can be quite convincing. So here is my Pep Talk  for this person,whom I will give the pseudonym ,’Harry’.

I noticed he was not as jovial as he used to be.He lacks interest in his work.He works all night and sleeps all day. The worst part is he has fallen behind in important work. I thought he needs cheering up,someone to remind him he is brilliant and that he should forget about some of the negative things that happened in his life.

I said, ‘Harry my dear,you are a gifted writer,you have won countless awards,you need to think about the positive things in your life and try to get back your lost confidence. The only nocturnal living things I know are ,cats,I had a few,they slept all day and ran around all night.This is their lifestyle they are not expected to work for their livelihood.Humans do it for them,they are fed,cleaned and taken to the vet,a fantastic life isn’t it.We on the other hand are diurnal,our work is done during the day and we sleep at night. Think about it this way,a lot is expected of us,especially a brilliant person like you. Put all the negative thoughts in the litter box,start anew,look back at all your accomplishments and start believing in yourself. Anyone who makes you feel small,it’s their problem,they are jealous because they are unable to do what you can,cheer up my friend,all is not lost.’

DP Daily Prompt: No,Thank You Post by Ranu

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The word I dislike is “Gossip”. I wish it was never entered in the dictionary. Whenever someone is about to go this path,I think there should be a huge ‘Red Flag ‘ waved instantly,or they have a cough attack.

Many innocent people are the target of this word.I don’t think it’s fair. It is always used in politics,let’s face it if one is not good enough to compete with his/her opponents why drag down the family or relatives.

I always watch the senate race  Ads,one party trying to drag down the other to get votes from the public. They can try to show their positive side and let the public decide who is better. Will it ever happen,I doubt very much.We are humans after all , being fair is not one of our trait!