Daily Prompt: Handmade Tales

Today’s daily prompt is called Handmade Tales and it asks;

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?

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Daily Prompt: 190 Days Later

The daily prompt today is called 190 Days Later and it asks;

Back on January 21st, we asked you to predict what day #211 would be like. Well, July 30th is that day — how have your predictions held up so far? If you didn’t reply to the prompt at the time, is this year turning out to be as you’d expected?

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Daily Prompt: Back to Life

Today’s daily prompt is called Back to Life and it asks;

After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?

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Daily Prompt: Sudden Downpour

Today’s daily prompt is called Sudden Downpour and it asks;

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to greet you. Tell us what happens next!

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Daily Prompt: Age-Old Questions

The daily prompt today is called Age-Old Questions and any hope that it will ask anything deep or meaningful are short lived, it asks the rather tired and bored;

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?

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Daily Prompt: Road Tripping

The daily prompt today is called Road Tripping and it asks us, rather predictably from the title about road trips.

‘Tis the season for road trips — if time and money were out of the equation, what car-based adventure would you go on? (If you don’t or can’t drive, any land-based journey counts.)

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Weird news story of the week: I see it in the stars

Welcome back to the place where I give you a run down of some of the weird and wonderful news stories that have caught my eye over the past week. Continue reading Weird news story of the week: I see it in the stars

Ed Miliband launches Labour’s summer campaign by talking about how weird he is

Ed Miliband today launched Labour’s summer campaign, because you know you got to keep campaigning and rallying support for the party, especially when there is a general election in less than a year and you aren’t as popular as you had hoped. Continue reading Ed Miliband launches Labour’s summer campaign by talking about how weird he is

Daily Prompt: On Bees and Efs

The daily prompt today is titled On Bees and Efs and it asks us;

Do you — or did you ever — have a Best Friend? Do you believe in the idea of one person whose friendship matters the most? Tell us a story about your BFF (or lack thereof).

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Daily Prompt: Musical Marker

Today’s daily prompt is called Musical Marker and it asks;

We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?

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