Free is the New Crazy

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “______ is the new ______.”

How wrong is to want to just be

Or is it truly “to be or not to be”

Is it insane to desire to be free

Or is free truly the new crazy

Every being wants to run without facing any boundaries

Every soul hopes to wander the world without restrictions

But it is the mad that are really free

Because the sane believe that being free is the same as being crazy

For that, I wish to be mad

I wish to be insane

I wish to be crazy

That way I can be free

The Harry Potter Series

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fourth Wall.”

While I prefer the books more than the movies, it is one of my favorite fictional worlds and one I’ve always dreamed of being a part of. If I were a student at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry this is who I’d like to be.

Character Profile:

  • Name: Clara Cobbs
  • Date of Birth: 3rd February 1982
  • Appearance: Long black hair, brown eyes, tanned complexion, petite.
  • Personality Traits: Girly, loyal, independent, has a mean temper.
  • Known for: wearing a lot of accessories (particularly during her final years at Hogwarts)
  • Pet: Siberian Cat
  • House: Ravenclaw

About: She is a young bright eccentric half-blood, with a witch mother, a muggle father and a younger sister.  Her mother is a highly controversial fiction writer, who is known for straddling the line between good and evil with a tendency to have dark witches and wizards as her protagonists.  Her father was a regular stock broker, who understood very little about the wizarding-world but was very supportive of the three witches in his family.

Hogwarts at NightRole:

Clara befriends Hermione early on in the series, due to the fact that the two share a love of books and a familiarity with muggle parents. Hermione becomes a fan of Clara’s mother’s novels, and is eventually invited to spend Christmas with the Cobbs, where she meets Natasha Cobbs (Clara’s mother). As the series progresses, Clara becomes a member or the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore’s Army.   During her sixth year Clara also starts secretly dating Draco Malfoy. Hated by all her friends, she insists that no one is to know about the affair. She saw a confused kind-hearted young man, under all the obnoxious behavior. Doomed from the start, their relationship ends as abruptly as it started without anyone ever knowing about it. She disappears after her sixth year, only to reappear in Malfoy Manor with Dobby. Since she knew her way around the Manor, having visited a few times through a secret passage when Draco’s parents where travelling, she managed to collect a great deal of useful information that she tells Harry and Ron. Clara participates in the battle of Hogwarts and survives. Traumatized, she moves to France and doesn’t return until her daughter receives a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Egypt 2100 (Part One)


Waiting for part 2…

Originally posted on The Cairo Rambler:

In the middle of a desolate desert wasteland in the North of Africa, lies the ancient Nile River, once a source of life and purity that replenished the lush fertile lands of Egypt, now an acidic tract overflowing with rubbish, waste and infection. The last piece of agricultural land in this once ancient bread basket to the world was destroyed decades ago. Now all the towns and cities of the entire Nile Valley and Delta have merged to become one gargantuan neoplasm of concrete and metal, housing 200 million people.

Skyscraper shanty towns that have been built on top of older shanty towns now stretch out into the desert and engulf the pyramids. Thousands of crumbling bridges stretch through the urban landscape like a complex of cobwebs, over and under and twisting and turning in every little space the city can offer. The world’s last fuel burning road vehicles still…

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Miniature Writing Challenge #1

Coming of Age Challenge

For this first challenge the theme will be Coming of Age.

Write a story, poem and/or haiku that revolves around this theme. A young boy/girl discovering the changes and challenges of adulthood. A poem about growing up or a haiku on a teen’s emotional struggles. These are some ideas, but you can choose your own perspective on the topic. Draw on your own experiences as a teen or your experiences with teenagers if you have any.

Challenge rules are found here.

Reading List – Summer 2015

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Edgar Allen Poe - A Descent into the Maelström (Short Story)

Edgar Allen Poe – A Descent into the Maelström (Short Story)

Franz Kafka -  The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka –  The Metamorphosis

Kathryn White - Twins (Short Story)

Kathryn White – Twins (Short Story)

H.G. Wells - The Island of Dr. Moreau

H.G. Wells – The Island of Dr. Moreau

Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet