Daily prompt: Money for nothing


I’m lucky enough to have an amazing job that I love. My colleagues are great, my bosses are helpful and fair and my students are fantastic.






Daily prompt: Lucky star



Daily prompt: Ingredients


Little Luna in the kitchen with me while I cook.

Daily prompt: Isn’t your face red

Keyword: Red


Daily prompt: The sincerest form of flattery

Keyword: Copy

Daily Prompt: Groupthink

On Christmas Eve I organised my class to go visit a local orphanage and give them gifts. We managed to collect a lot of donations of clothes, toys, school stationary and some of the parents who helped drive brought lots of snacks for all the kids to share. We stayed at the orphanage for a couple of hours and let the kids play and eat together. 


Daily prompt: SOS


You’re at the beach, lounging on your towel, when a glistening object at the water’s edge catches your eye. It’s a bottle — and yes, it contains a message. What does it say?


It’s still early. No one else is at the beach yet. Jet-lag is a pain, but at least the quiet is nice before everyone else comes down to the beach. The ocean is beautiful. So blue and shiny? What’s that?

I get off my towel and head down to the ocean where the tide is pushing something shiny onto the shore. Is that a bottle? Who threw rubbish here? I sigh and pick up the bottle. 

Wait… this isn’t trash, there’s a note inside. I wonder what it says? I look around but the beach is still deserted. I pull the cork out of the bottle and carefully pull the paper out. It looks very old and there’s some damage were water must have leaked in.

I unfold the paper and begin to read.


My dearest Emily,

As I write this letter to you now my heart is filled with sorrow. Our ship has begun to sink and I only have moments left before it is claimed by the sea. I want you to know that my happiest memories are all of you and of the time we shared. I’m sorry that I will never get to meet our child. If only i had stayed home like you asked instead of taking one last trip.

I promised we would be together forever, but I have broken that promise. I hope you can forgive me. I love you with all my heart and soul.

Yours forever,



My eyes overflowed with tears and I sank to my knees on the warm morning sand. I heard the voices of the first group of people heading down the to beach. I quickly put the note back inside the bottle and seal it tight. I throw it back into the ocean and hope that the message carries to Emily and that her and Edward can one day be reunited. 


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