Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Tag Archive for ‘daily prompt’

Sparks Fly

I certainly can relate to the dynamic the Daily Prompt asks us to describe. What can we say about something or someone we connected with from the very first second? I’ve made real estate choices solely upon my initial reaction to a place. When I moved to a condo after my divorce to The One, it was the setting near the Grand River that convinced me: buy it. I responded similarly to the […]

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Koyaanisqatsi

Why, of course, Mr. Alien. I’d be happy to direct you to the one creative endeavour that I think best describes humans on this planet. It’s a movie called Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance. The title is the first in a trilogy, but you really only need to see the first. To tell you the truth, watching the entire three parts in one marathon event would make you want to vaporize yourself. It’s a […]

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Slips, Trips, and Falls: Part 1

Sunglasses? Check. House keys? Check-check. Cell phone? Checkity- check-check! Good to go. To where am I going you ask? Nowhere special. Just a walk around the neighbourhood to stretch my legs. So why the cell phone if I don’t use it to text or call anyone? The only incoming calls are from hubby at day’s end when he’s leaving work. Why the cell phone? In case I fall. I’m afraid […]

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Keesa me goo’night, Eddy

In the 1960’s, if it was 9 PM, we Wilson kids were in bed. Those were the rules if it was a school night. During the summer Dad allowed us to play outside until dusk. When the streetlights came on, that was our cue to gather up the toys and head home from the playground. Then it was straight upstairs to bed. When we were very young, we shared the same room. […]

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Morning Person

I’m a morning person. That is, if you define yourself in terms of when do you do your best work. While studying mine engineering technology, I soon learned that the math part of my brain lost steam by noon. If I couldn’t figure the sums by lunch time, then I needed to postpone the work for another day, if I had that luxury. The research, reading, and ‘riting part of my brain […]

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Obsession

The URL of the daily prompt first brought to mind earworms, those tunes that stick and for better or worse you can’t get them out of your head. The body of the prompt asks if I’ve ever been obsessed with something.* If I connect the musical aspect of earworm with obsession, I remember the guitar I wanted when I was a preteen. In those days, if I wanted a guitar, I needed […]

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