DP Daily Prompt: The Interview

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Interview your favorite fictional character.

Merchant Of Venice: interview with Portia

Ranu: Hello Portia, how are you?

Portia: I am quite well, thank you.

Ranu: Can I ask you a few questions?

Portia: Sure, what would you like to know?

Ranu: How were you able to disguise yourself as a lawyer?

Portia :Antonio, a friend of Bassanio and Nerissa my lady in waiting, helped me with my lawyer’s outfit and Antonio also gave me a few clues, how I  should  ask questions.

Ranu : I was impressed by the way you portrayed your character as a lawyer.

Portia : Before the scene,I practiced how to unnerve Shylock, it was easy there were a few loopholes which helped me.

Ranu: Loopholes ? What do you mean?

Portia: Shylock did not realize he hadn’t mentioned blood when he wanted  the pound of flesh.

Ranu: Oh how clever of you.

Portia: Since Antonio was the guarantor, he had to sign a document which said he will give a pound of his flesh,if Bassanio was unable to repay his debt to Shylock.

Ranu : When the time came for Shylock to take the pound of flesh from Antonio, how were you able to save him.

Portia: I knew how to get Shylock, I simply said, “You can take a pound of flesh, since there is no mention of blood, you cannot spill blood, that’s where I got him.

Ranu: You are so clever, you saved Bassanio’s friend Antonio! 🙂





365 Writing prompts: Conflicted

You’re in the middle of a terrible argument, and everyone turns to you to help resolve it.How do you react to conflict?

I did not have the occasion to resolve any kind of conflict, if everyone turns to me to resolve it, I’d have a difficult time making both parties happy.

Some conflicts are easier to solve than others for instance if one of my student’s complain why he/she should win because he/she was better, it will be easy to solve the problem, if it was an essay competition, I can look at both the entries and point out some of the mistakes be it spelling, sentence structure and so on.

If it is much more serious such as inheritance it’d be more complicated, in that case I’d have to consult the proper person such as a lawyer to settle the conflict.


DP Daily Prompt: Bittersweet Memories Post by Ranu

It was a few years ago,I received some of my brothers things. His lawyer sent them to me as gifts.My brother died of cancer. Before his death ,he made out a will.   His instruction was to send me his books and his computer. When I opened the box,the computer and his books were neatly packed. In the corner of the large box,there was a small box. I had no idea what was in it. I opened it and to my surprise found two gold medals. These were the medals he received when he stood first in the final high school exam.

He knew I was very happy when he got those medals. To this day I don’t know why he decided to give them to me. These medals brought back sweet memories of my brother. He was a very hardworking student.His teachers were very fond of him. He was always courteous and helpful.

I sat in front of the box with the medals in my hand.I was remembering the day when he brought them home. My mother and all of us were so proud of him. I still have them . I look at them and remember him and wish he was still with us!