Day 261: Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time there was handsome prince, he went by the name Charming. Charming was named accordingly, as a boy he always charmed his way out of trouble. He knew how to use his gift to uphold his reputation. Charming would walk through the town and villages, always smiling and waving at the poor pesant, but never doing anything to alleviate their pain. The simple minded villagers loved him, all the young women aspired to be his bride. During his monthly visit to the villagers, they would wear their best dresses in hopes of catching his eye.

One day the King and Queen decided that it was time for the Prince to find a wife. They sent out an invitation to all the households in the village, hoping to find a good, kindhearted girl for their son.

The day of the ball finally arrived and a parade of beautiful young women arrived. There was one in particular that caught the eye of all the guests. Her name was Cinderella. Cinderella has snuck out of her stepmother’s house, lied to the village seamstress for her dress and hid at the back of a carriage to get to the ball. Her efforts were not wasted. You see, Cinderella had once lived a lavish life when her frivolous father was alive. She would want for nothing. Her stepmother was more prudent and had denied Ella all of her luxuries, and Ella was on a mission to gain those luxuries again.

So the moment arrived for these two selfish schemers to finally meet. They saw themselves in each others eye, mistaking it for true love. Soon the two were wed, but no happily ever after awaited them.

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Day 260: Vulnerable

They sat around the room sharing all that was in their hearts. She started off by making everyone say one thing they liked about themselves. Everyone spoke, elevating themselves to the level they should be at, proudly loving themselves for who they were made to be. She moved the discussion to vulnerabilities, to the lies we tell ourselves, lies we’ve come to believe, lies that bring us down instead of uplifting us. Each person released a lie into the room, unwilling to take it back. Letting go of the self rejections, the control, the anger and disappointments.

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Day 259: Impact

Those memories that haunt us

So often stem from one event

The kind we try to minimise

Yet it lingers through ghostly thoughts

Through the glimpses of a future lost

Through what could have been

It changes us with the unescapable past.

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Day 258: Leaving

She’s always known that she wanted to leave, but every-time an opportunity came to go she hesitated. She wanted change but was uncertain for what the future held. Gone were the days of excitement at every new opportunity. Now she treated opportunity as an opposition. She couldn’t figure out what was holding her back, what was stopping her from taking the final step forward. She knew she had to overcome it, she wanted so badly for a new season, to move on with her life. She wanted change, something different, but first she needed to learn how to leave.

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Day 257: Sonnet 18

By William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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Day 256: Write for a Cause

The cause that I’ve chosen to write about today is homelessness.

People say that we shouldn’t be given money because we’d only use it for drugs or alcohol. Because the media and propaganda has told them these lies. People say that we make more money begging than most people do in a year. As if their coppers and pennies could buy me one meal. They act like they don’t see us, looking at anything but us. As if we’re invisible, or so dirty that it hurts their sensibilities to look at us.

Yes some of us use drugs and drink, because being out here all the time is impossible. Because being ignored makes us feel so worthless that we would do anything to take away the pain. Because being here was not a choice we made, but one made for us. We don’t want to live on the streets, we don’t want to beg for money just to afford one meal a day. We would rather live in a house, a warm bed, with good food and a job. We would rather be treated as people too.

Thank you for reading.

Day 255: Timer

So I’ve set a timer for 5 minutes and I’m just writing whatever comes to mind.

The thoughts which usually run wild

Seemed to have stopped and disappeared

Where is my witty inner monologue

The voice that never seems to shut up

Especially when I’m trying to sleep

Where has she gone?

The one constantly giving me advice

Good one too, that I always listen to

The one that always reassures me

Always showing me things I’d rather hide from

Where has she gone? She never left

She still here guiding my fingers as they write

Helping me to find the words

Helping me to write this in 2mins 12 seconds.

Thank you for reading.

Day 254: Labels

So often we define a person by their actions. We label them based on a mistake, based on a moment in a time. We call people liars because they’ve lied. We attach the action to the actor and feign surprise when they become the labels. We call people who perform selfish acts selfish instead of segregating one from the other.

People are people, and should not be defined by single actions. We all lie! We all act selfishly at times! But are we all selfish liars? So why are we so quick to label someone else for an action we so often participate in?

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Day 253: How to

For today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to go to bed late each night, despite planning to sleep on time.

Step 1: Brush your teeth, wash your face and change into your pjs. This is an important step because it gives you the illusion that you’re going to bed.

Step 2: Snuggle up in your comfortable bed and bring out your phone. This step is essential in ensuring you never get 8 hours of sleep.

Step 3: Open up a social media app. The apps that I usually use include Facebook and Pinterest.

Step 4: This is the final step. Scroll through social media for hours and hours. Only stopping when your eyes become so weak that you can barely keep them open.

There you have it. That is how you end up going to bed 3 hours or more later than you planned. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Thank you for reading.

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