Ode to the Blank Page and Blinking Cursor by Dream Follower

Check out this fantastic poem written by my friend, Dream Follower.  She just started a blog this week and has already written several amazing thing. So, head on over and show her some love.  I’m closing comments and only posting an excerpt of the poem to entice you, to encourage you, to click over and read and comment on her site.

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Ode to the Blank Page and the Blinking Cursor

The imagination skips, delights, stymies.
There are untold realms of thought, flights of fancy.
There is no limit.
Where to?  Where to?
Now what?  Now what?
Innocently blinking all the possibilities and yet none.

There can be depth, there can be tall tales, there can be truth, or falsities.
There is only all of forever and no time like the present.
This one blinking moment, this one blank page,
These empty moments of reflection, these echoing vast chasms of randomness,
The long hallway of elongating possibilities, the daunting thought of choosing just one path,
Laying one brick down, pulling one word at a time.

….. read the rest of the poem here …..

Magic Vs. Reality Tug-Of-War Results

Those crazy wonderful folks over at Daily Prompt asked: “The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus . . .) : a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children?”

I didn’t want to answer right away and then remembered that we have a great resource at our disposal for answering questions like this; so, I brought it up for a Tug-Of-War resolution.

And you played along…

The winner by an absolute avalanche is “fun and harmless fiction.”

The tallies:
fun fiction – 57
pointless lying – 19

Keeping the magic of being a child alive came out of the gates strong and pulled the truth into the mud before it could even start to put up a fight.  The truth did try and pull itself out of the mud but never got enough support to manage it.  Thus proving that magic trumps truth always and forever.

I’ve known it all along.  Magic does exist!

Magic:
http://evankropp.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-post-fantasy/
http://natalieelizabethbeech.com/2013/03/08/fiction-isnt-a-liebut-maybe-youre-liars/
http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://livingywf.com/2013/03/08/toothfairy-tales/
http://rightdownmyalley.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/pixie-dust-and-elfin-tales/
http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/fantasmagorical/
http://shireensingh.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/tooth-fairies-and-all-that-jazz/
http://sortaginger.com/these-peeps-are-making-me-dizzy/
http://minqan.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://smileyface80.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://beyondbeautytips.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/fantasy-and-happy-endings/
http://aleniaban.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/imagine-for-hope/
http://beingspecial.org/2013/03/08/fantasy_or_lying/
http://neverstationary.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/my-childhood-was-net-better/
http://linesbylinda.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy-lies-to-survive/
http://stuphblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/childhood-fables-yay-or-nay/
http://spunkywayfarer.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/stories-on-the-rock/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://findingthathappiness.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/how-my-childhood-insecurities-has-made-me-love-fantasies/
http://sharemydadsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/cupid-floating-over-rivers-of-sands-floods-and-gust-hear-me-hear-me/
http://thepigmentsoflife.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/a-lil-fantasy-takes-the-truth-a-long-way/
http://jaschmehl.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/mad-molly/
http://polysyllabicprofundities.com/2013/03/08/santas-not-real/
http://theloneshewolf.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/pass-the-mini-eggs/
http://jaycee68.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/fantasy-lies-who-cares/
http://angloswiss.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://randomencountersoftheinquisitivemind.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/aint-nowt-wrong-with-a-bit-of-fantasy/
http://paulscribbles.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/the-whole-tooth-and-nothing-but-the-tooth/
http://creativemysteries.net/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy-im-thankful-for-those-little-fairy-tales/
http://arayofsun.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/the-easter-bunny-and-other-life-characters/
http://daddysnaughtylittlegirl.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://zonbipurinsesu.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/the-tooth-fairy-sounded-kind-of-like-dad/
http://thoughtsofrkh.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/oh-come-on-let-the-kids-imagination-run-wild/
http://happymonkeyland.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/life-is-just-a-fantasy-can-you-live-this-fantasy-life/
http://ponderingspawned.com/2013/03/08/the-daily-post-fantasy/
http://mihirkamat.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/the-storytellers/
http://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/guardians-of-fantasy/
http://klling.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompttug-of-war-fun-fiction-or-pointless-lie/
http://marysomnibus.com/2013/03/08/the-tooth-fairy/
http://artisticmilestone.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/tooth-fairy-mission-impossible/
http://life-with-the-topdown.com/2013/03/09/lies-or-leverage/
http://melinarepetti.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/its-a-kind-of-magic/
http://fairyspell.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/why-would-i-lie-to-my-kids/
http://atomickaleidoscope.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/caught-in-the-middle/
http://somedayiwilllearn.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/dpchallenge-tooth-fairy-troubles/
http://nightowlgail.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://dkoeker.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/horrors-of-childhood-fantasies/
http://makingitdaily.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/claire-lies-our-children-tell-us/
http://learnrunwrite.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/the-power-of-storytelling/
http://mikesensitivity.com/2013/03/believe-in-magic/
http://tirochelle.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://dramaqueenunderthesun.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/fantasy/
http://thebloggingpath.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/#more-195534
http://thebeltanedaily.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/93-daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://nevercryoverspilledmilk.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/daily-prompt-fantasy-a-fun-and-harmless-fiction-or-a-pointless-justification-for-lying-to-children/
http://colonialist.wordpress.com/about/
http://mycookinglife.com/blogging-about-blogging/

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Reality:
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/you-cant-handle-the-truth/
http://notsoprompt.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/trust-me/
http://starvingactivist.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-ho-ho-huh/
http://adityaviyer.com/2013/03/08/fantasies-when-the-truth-isnt-good-enough/
http://jacksdavie.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/one-of-lifes-dreamers/
http://thelissachronicles.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/fantasy-or-reality-childhood-tales/
http://myatheistblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://untilmyheartexplodes.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/darn-lies/
http://alldayrandom.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/fantasy/
http://crazyasnormal.com/2013/03/08/the-one-with-santa-claus-in-march/
http://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy-two-days-in-a-row/
http://lenadealmeida.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://nowwritingeveryday.com/2013/03/08/fantasy-or-lack-thereof/
http://thewritingculturist.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/the-easter-bunny-is-scary/
http://daydreamingagain.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/joyueux-anniversaire/
http://movingnotion.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://likereadingontrains.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/unmatched-by-any-present-daily-prompt-fantasy/
http://dianarasmussen.com/2013/03/09/happily-ever-after/
http://theimaginator.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/daily-prompt-tug-of-war-fun-or-deception/

Some of these were very hard to place properly, according to the official counter.  They did their best, but if you feel your support went behind the wrong team let us know and we will adjust the numbers accordingly.

As a clarifying example: for those who said they wouldn’t perpetuate these stories to their own children we decided that should count on the Reality side of the tug-of-war despite any other arguments for Magic they had.

Thanks for playing.  The shower for those who need to rinse the mud off is just down the hall and to the left.  There are plenty of towels.