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On My Street

Doing just book reviews has made me very lazy because I don’t have to think too hard or create something new – I just expound on what has been written. So when Debo, my brother, hit me up about writing prompts, I almost felt like it was a shade – although a shade I was happy to stand under. Guess who’s looking to be creative again! Me. Me. Me. Me!

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Your Music To My Dance

Prompt: Jan 26 Musical What role does music play in your life? I am dance And to me, you are music. Individually, we stand as two unique personalities. A person can dance without music As he can sing without dancing.  You may see, in a market place, a woman clutching her son’s report card, and dancing to absolutely no music. Because dance, can in itself exist. And I am dance.

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In 10 Minutes

Prompt: Jan 24 Ready, Set, Go Set a timer for ten minutes. Open a new post. Start the timer, and start writing. When the timer goes off, publish.  Help!!!!! Somebody help me!!!! Wait… no one can hear me. I am so scared here so scared. It’s a small room with a lot of dust and tiny rodents running up and down.  I don’t know if this is a sick joke,

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David: Breaking the Rule

Prompt: Jan 20 Breaking the Law Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best.  Hi. My name is David.  I have previously been mentioned on this blog by my first wife, Michal. And I must say that she painted quite the right picture of me – a

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Dysgraphia: A Leap of Faith

Prompt: Jan 19 Apply Yourself Describe your last attempt to learn something that did not come easily to you.    ‘Mommy shebi she’s not a girl?’ ‘Ahahn. C’mon shut up Ikenna! Why would you say that?’ ‘Because, mommy, girls are supposed to have fine handwriting’   For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to grow up and just finally be an adult. I never saw anyone

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Birdy, Fregene, Earth and Sniffing

Prompt: Jan 18 Free Association Write down the first words that come to mind when we say… home… soil… rain. Use those words in the title of your post.   Home… Birdy   The singer. And Fregene.   Birdy’s music tries to do to me, what onions also try to do – make me cry But I might have a medical condition, which restrains tears from falling from my eyes.

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Ripped From the Headlines

Prompt: Jan 14 Ripped from the headlines Head to your favorite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article.     Headline: No Abortion is Complete Until Evacuation is Done, says NIMR Boss.   Alimosho, Lagos. 11:34pm Musa   Musa stared at the quit notice pasted on his door. The words were written in English and in

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Clean Slate 

Prompt: January 13  Clean Slate Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there? Our elders probably never said That the best way to look Is to unlook Or that the best way to see Is to shut your eyes I stand here in a white long dress, in the

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Take Two or Me

Prompt: Jan 12 Take Two Run Outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run Inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people or scenes.   Outside… Papa! Inside… Mama in the kitchen… crying.   The hills are not such a pleasant place to write. But I have to. I no longer veil my face or

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My Teacher’s Pet

It’s a new year!!! I’m quite excited because, amidst other things, it’s another opportunity to continue doing what I love – writing good stuff. I promised myself at the beginning of this year to be more consistent and focused, and so I have decided to stick to a compilation of writing prompts released by WordPress. With the guidance of these prompts, I would endeavor to write everyday of this year

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