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November 30, 2020

NoJoMo - #30 in NoJoMo 2020

30: What did you think of this year’s NoJoMo? Well, it was my first so I’ve nothing to compare it to, but yeah I enjoyed it. I found it quite strange writing to prompts at first, but it’s not too...


November 29, 2020

NoJoMo - #29 in NoJoMo 2020

29: Have you learned anything from the people you read that you’ve applied in your own life? This is a tricky one… I mean I have multiple thoughts after every entry I read, which I then stick ont...


November 28, 2020

NoJoMo - #28 in NoJoMo 2020

28: What is your idea of luxury? I s’pose it’s… having exactly what you want even though it costs more resource than is strictly necessary, or is in short or non-guaranteed supply? Off the top of...


November 27, 2020

NoJoMo - #27 in NoJoMo 2020

27: Have you ever experienced deja vu or any other occurrence that cannot be scientifically explained? I saw a phantom noose in a customer’s attic in 2009. This of course is exactly what you want...


November 26, 2020

NoJoMo - #26 in NoJoMo 2020

26: Did you learn a new skill/hobby or brush up on something during quarantine? NO, I did not. Firstly, I wasn’t inundated with spare time. It turns out that what I do is essential work in a non-...


November 25, 2020

NoJoMo - #25 in NoJoMo 2020

25: What was the funniest moment you’ve had this year? It was some time over the summer when I went a bit (more) peculiar - I was sitting here imagining that an owl was perched on my wrist glarin...


November 24, 2020

NoJoMo - #24 in NoJoMo 2020

24: What do you think life will be like in 10 years? I think it’ll be dreadful. Human beings are vile creatures, really, and we’re only getting worse - every generation more selfish and entitled ...


November 23, 2020

NoJoMo - #23 in NoJoMo 2020

23: Write whatever you want: Anglesey pinkle de bing bang bong. Yargle nargle fang - whoops! An durkle pok finnins de waarg, yippish ard en boomin belaphen:


November 21, 2020

NoJoMo - #22 in NoJoMo 2020

22: Finish this sentence: “My day was off to a spectacular start until…” … I looked at my phone and saw a text from my mother telling me who had come second in the World’s Strongest Man (and that...


November 21, 2020

NoJoMo - #21 in NoJoMo 2020

21: Which would you explore: space or the ocean? Oh God, neither!!! These are precisely the last two things I’d want to do for the following reasons: I’d be stuck in a box. Either alone in a da...


November 20, 2020

NoJoMo - #20 in NoJoMo 2020

20: You have a single Post-It Note and you get to go back to a year ago today. What would you write on that Post-It to yourself?


November 18, 2020

MoJoMo - #19 in NoJoMo 2020

19: Which of the four would you be: Photographer, Painter, Writer, or Architect? I couldn’t be a painter. I dislike art and everything about it, I think primarily because of the notion of meaning...


November 17, 2020

NoJoMo - #18 in NoJoMo 2020

18: What age do you remember your first, “I wanna be a [job here] when I grow up”? When I was five my dad, my brother and I were members of the Frozen North Shotokan Karate club. That autumn ther...


November 17, 2020

NoJoMo - #17 in NoJoMo 2020

17: What is one place someone HAS to visit if they come to your town/city? Nope, nothin’ to see here. Plus it’s a hell of a long way, the roads are shit and the midgies are fierce. I hear Blackpo...


November 15, 2020

NoJoMo - #16 in NoJoMo 2020

16: What is your earliest memory of a major/world event? I would’ve been three and a half when the Falklands War started. I remember writing, “We are now at war with Argentina.” somewhere, althou...


November 15, 2020

NoJoMo - #15 in NoJoMo 2020

15: At what age do you remember learning about mortality? I don’t remember ever not knowing about it. There were two cats, a dog and a mouse in the house when I was born and they’d all disappear...


November 14, 2020

NoJoMo - #14 in NoJoMo 2020

14: Build your ideal town. Ideal? Town? Well, that’s something of an oxymoron but okay then… It’s at the farthest reaches of the north-west Highlands, surrounded by rugged rocky hills, edge-of-th...


November 12, 2020

NoJoMo - #13 in NoJoMo 2020

13: You are in an escape room. What three people (anyone) would you have with you? Can I start by saying that I would NOT voluntarily take part in an escape room - being shut in, anywhere, is not...


November 11, 2020

NoJoMo - #11 in NoJoMo 2020

11: You’re the villain in a movie. What kind of villain would you be? Proper villainy is like chess. Not only do you need to be able to plan several moves in advance, but you also need to underst...


November 10, 2020

MoJoMo - #10 in NoJoMo 2020

10: Write about your favorite movie, without the title, and how it applies to your life. My favourite film has taught me the following ten things: Shakespeare was the first rapper whether he kn...


November 09, 2020

NoJoMo - #9 in NoJoMo 2020

09: Write a short story using the following words: “kingdom”, “paparazzi”, “discombobulated”, “waste”, “jewelry”, “space”, and “bungee”. Cedric the Great Karmic Owl perched in the stationary cupb...


November 08, 2020

NoJoMo - #8 in NoJoMo 2020

08: You get an hour to interview someone you greatly admire. How does the interview go? It would have to be Mikhail Shivlyakov - as far as I know, he’s only done one interview that was translated...


November 07, 2020

NoJoMo - #7 in NoJoMo 2020

07: (By Muffin Princess) What was your proudest day/moment? Passing my driving test aged 38 after eleven years of lessons, four failed tests, eight driving instructors and one unfortunate inciden...


November 06, 2020

NoJoMo - #6 in NoJoMo 2020

06: (Seen and taken from Facebook.) The first sentence you write in a book comes true. What do you write? ‘Course, it’s hard to believe now that before 2021 nobody had even heard of Instant Karma...


November 05, 2020

NoJoMo - #5 in NoJoMo 2020

05: How important is having a routine to you? Outside my bubble, routine is a vital tool in protecting my energy. Without it I’d almost certainly spend 90% of my spare time regrouping and repleni...


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