Ragtag Daily Prompt -Snow Globe

The Magic Snow Globe

As a little girl, Emily loved to visit her grandma’s attic. She would spend hours exploring the old trunks and boxes filled with treasures from her grandma’s past.

One day, while rummaging through a particularly dusty trunk, Emily found a small snow globe. It was old and had a crack running through it, but Emily thought it was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen.

She shook the snow globe and watched in amazement as the tiny flakes of snow swirled around a miniature winter wonderland. As she continued to stare at the snow globe, she couldn’t help but feel a strange sense of magic surrounding it.

Before she knew it, Emily had fallen asleep with the snow globe in her hands. When she woke up, she found herself in a winter wonderland that was just like the one inside the snow globe.

She explored the snowy landscape, marveling at the beauty around her. She even met some friendly animals who showed her the way to a small house in the distance.

Inside the house, Emily found an old man who introduced himself as the guardian of the snow globe. He explained that the magic of the snow globe had brought her to this world, but that she could only stay for a short time.

Emily was sad to leave, but the old man handed her a small wooden box. Inside was the snow globe and a note that read, “Keep the magic with you always.”

Years later, as an adult, Emily still keeps the snow globe on her desk. Whenever she shakes it and watches the snow swirl around the miniature winter wonderland, she can’t help but feel a sense of wonder and magic surrounding her.

The Lifeline Helpline

Jennifer had never felt so alone in her life. She had lost her job and her husband had just left her amidst the pandemic lockdown. With no family nearby and no friends to turn to, she felt like she was drowning in despair. That’s when she saw an ad for a helpline that promised to help people like her deal with mental health issues.

Hesitant at first, Jennifer finally decided to call the helpline, hoping against hope that someone would pick up. To her surprise, a friendly voice on the other side picked up almost immediately. The lady introduced herself as a volunteer for the Lifeline Helpline and patiently listened to Jennifer’s story without judging her.

Over the weeks that followed, Jennifer began calling the Lifeline Helpline regularly, sometimes in tears, sometimes just to share her progress with the volunteer. She found solace in the fact that there was someone who cared and understood her. The volunteer always listened and offered a sympathetic ear, guiding Jennifer through her darkest moments and giving her hope for the future.

With the help of the Lifeline Helpline, Jennifer was able to get back on her feet. She found a new job, moved into a new apartment, and even made some new friends. She still calls the helpline occasionally, just to say hello and to thank the volunteers for changing her life.

The Lifeline Helpline had become Jennifer’s lifeline during her lowest moments. She realized that sometimes all it takes is a friendly voice on the other side of the line, willing to listen and offer a helping hand.

5 Tips to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

In today’s world, health has become increasingly important. People are becoming more conscious of the food they eat and the activities they engage in. Exercising regularly has many benefits like managing weight, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, and boosting one’s mood. However, achieving fitness goals is not an easy feat. Here are 5 tips to help you achieve your fitness goals.

  1. Set realistic goals – It is essential to set goals that are achievable. It’s okay to be ambitious, but being too unrealistic can lead to frustration. Start by identifying what your fitness goals are and write them down. Then, break them down into smaller, achievable goals.
  2. Make it a habit – Consistency is key when it comes to fitness. Make sure you exercise at the same time every day to develop a habit. Try and stick to it even on days when you don’t feel like working out.
  3. Find a workout partner – Working out with a partner can help hold you accountable and motivate you to push harder. Choose a partner who has similar fitness goals to yours.
  4. Mix it up – Doing the same workout routine can become monotonous. Mix up your routine by incorporating new exercises or trying new activities like yoga or swimming. This will not only keep things interesting but also challenge your body.
  5. Stay motivated – Motivation is essential when it comes to achieving fitness goals. Reward yourself when you reach a milestone, like buying a new workout outfit. Additionally, track your progress by taking pictures and measurements to see how far you’ve come.

The Daily Spur-Sketch


A pencil and paper
Empty, waiting to be filled
A creation waiting to be born

Lines and shapes come together
Strokes and shades of grey
A work of art in the making

The artist’s hand is steady
The mind is focused and clear
The vision is taking shape

The sketch is coming to life
Taking on a form and character
Unique and one of a kind

A new world is being born
On a sheet of paper
A sketch come to life