Day 31: What I left behind

January 31: Burnt Remember yesterday, when your home was on fire and you got to save five items? That means you left a lot of stuff behind. What are the things you wish you could have taken, but had to leave behind? Have I ever mentioned I have a lot of books? Not like a…

Day 30: The roof is on fire

January 30: Burning down the house Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab? Do all my books count as one item? Because I need them all and there is no way I can pick just one to grab! On second that, I think…

My Personal κατάβασις

κατάβασις: κατά (kata, “downwards”) + βαίνω (bainō, “go”). In the Ancient world this was an epic used to describe the heroes descent into the Underworld, Hades and the deep dark depths of Hell. Heracles, Odysseus, Aeneas and Persephone are a few of these characters that braved the unknown and returned from hell to tell the…

Day 29: I’m looking at you through the glass

January 29: Through the window Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you saw. Cars, a multitude of cars. Most not moving, a few drive by from time to time. Beyond that a few trees, some buildings. Small apartments, very small. I know, I use to live in…

Day 28: A farewell to my childhood battlefield

January 28: Ode to a playground A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial. It began with a game of tag football. As young boys usually do, it became tackle once the teachers turned their back. It had been were I first learned what it…

Day 27: Sliced Bread is Better Than Me

January 27: Sliced bread Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread? Best thing since sliced bread? The sliced bread machine was invented in 1928, over 80 years ago. 80 years of inventions to be considered. Here…

Day 26: Musical

January 26: Musical What role does music play in your life? Silence. Most people require complete silence when working. Whether they be studying for finals, working on a proposal for their job, or just writing the next great American Novel. Not me. I require sound. Sound of music coming from my headphones, small talk being…