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The Daily Prompt – September 11th


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.


The Prompt-

Begin with the line, “I will never forget…”


About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

49 comments on “The Daily Prompt – September 11th

  1. The Running Son
    September 11, 2013

    Ťwin Šeptember Šhadow __…. |▌|▌.._
    I will never forget the day
    we met.

    The day we met in that sliver of sun.
    That sliver
    stretched long between
    shrinking twin shadows,
    and that strong
    we were meant for this;
    paired, riding Earth’s curvature
    away quickly away, that sense
    we were meant for embracing the blue
    concrete chill of passing
    an ill omen meant for breaking
    the hold
    of that shrinking but still
    too glowing strip
    of pure American gold,

    -• RunningSon •-

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  3. Mary Hosack
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day the told me I could no longer play soccer
    That day changed my life

    I will never forget the day I started martial arts
    It has made me who I am

    I will never forget when I realized I had a huge family at East West
    They mean the world to me

  4. Libby Dodson
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day in middle school band when I finally got the music right.
    I will never forget the way it felt to have all the instruments playing this song, blending, coming alive, living. Almost human.
    I will never forget the sound of my own instrument blending with all the others, as one but still distinct, beautiful, almost heavenly.
    I will never forget how I smiled, it was so genuine because that heavenly sound included me.
    I will never forget the day I realized how important music really was to me.

  5. T'Mera Waters
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day my niece was born. I was 12 a.m May 11th, 2009 when my parents got the call.
    Of course my parents didn’t wake my sister and I up we had school that day. When we woke up we just figured they had went to work. My mom was waiting for my sister and I in the school parking lot. The news shocked us a little bit. My mom had dropped me off with my grandma at her dockters office. so she could get her medication. After that we had planed to go see our new niece. after about 30 minutes to an hour my mom pickes us up laughing. I asked her what was so funny and my sister says she left me at the gas station. We couldn’t help but laugh and asked what happend. My mom tells us that she didn’t know my sister left to use the restroom as she was pumping gas. When she got into the car she heard the game my sister was playing on her phone in the car. So she drives off thinking she’s talking to me sister the entire time on the way back. Mind you they were in portland so it wasn’t till she got half way to the doctors off did she relize my sister wan’t in the car. She quickly turns around and dashes back to the gas station. When she got there my sister ws crying and asked why she left her. It was so funny we laughed about it untill we got to the hospital. We still laugh and joke about it today.

  6. Mariah Small
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day my cousins move from Montana to Oregon… They have made me who I am in so many ways. If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t have the sister like relationship we have today.

  7. Kentrel (@Trohsleeps)
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day spent with biological mom. It was one summer after,when my brother came back from Gary,Indiana after being for 6 years. (At the time when we were really young, he moved away.) He told or rather ask if I wanted to see if I wanted to see mom. Me at the time have never met her said to him,”What mom?” He said you’ve got a mom with the confused face. So I said Ok. Went over to see if he was lying. He wasnt she had the same last name an pictures of me before I grew up without knowing her. I was still questioning if she really was or wasnt. Then she starts talking about my dad an talk as though she knew him personally. So hung out with her she bought me clothes an shoes that i currently dont have anymore. Then she went to hang out with her friends my (older sister) and some random. Went to sleep got up in morning and i had to go home to my dads. Long good bye but I saw her smiling an that was that. But wont forget that day ever.

  8. Kelsye Shaw
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget that moment of fear, that moment in where I froze in my spot. My foot would not, and could not move an inch. Every thought that had been shooting through my mind, was now gone. My mouth might have dropped open, I couldn’t tell. I wanted to say that my mind was focused on what had scared me so much, but I couldn’t because my mind seemed empty. As I dug deeper into my mind, trying to bring my thoughts back, they started to come back one by one. Soon my thoughts were back and screaming at me louder then ever, they were telling me to run, to get away, to get as far away as I possibly could. This time my feet listened, they moved, and they were moving fast. All of this occurring within seconds.

  9. Nathan James
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the time I went skydiving the feeling I got when I was falling down looking at my surroundings how beautiful the sun looked when it was setting and the people around cheering with excitement. I think to myself this would be a good way to go then I look down and see that the earth is so close now that even if I pulled my chute I wouldn’t make it and now that was the last memory I made and I will never forget it even though over the years people may forget about the person who didn’t pull his chute. (Fiction) -Nathan James

  10. Joseph Walkley
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the first time I shot a deer. I remember pulling back the bow string and breathing in and holding. Then releasing the string breathing out and watching the arrow sore through the air. It cut through the air as if it wasn’t even there. And then it hit the deer jumped on its rear legs and galloped off. I followed the trail to it lying there in the broken branches whining in pain. I soon took my knife and drove it into it ending its suffering.

  11. Robert Burrington
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget. What kind of a lie was that? I wanted to forget. To leave the pain of remembering behind. Did it matter anymore? Did I really owe them this one final honor? Of course I do. I am less than those against us If I don’t expose what truly happened. Their deaths in vain and mine to follow on this downward spiral. There is no way I can escape the past, but I might be able to face it. That, I suppose is better than running forever.

  12. darcie daniel
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the words you have spoken to me. The first time I met you, you scared me with your shoulder lengthed hair and a ciggarette in your mouth. But after I got to know you better I began to enjoy your company more. The words you spoke to me were of advice and wisdom and although some were a little crazy most of them were helpful and insightful.

  13. Taylor Chidester
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget you.
    Your eyes, were a never ending forest.
    Your smile, made the world a brighter place.
    Your laugh, made everyone else around you laugh.
    You were my first true love.
    You deceived me.
    You cheated.
    You lied.
    And then you left.
    So no, I will never forget you.
    But, the good memories I had with you, aren’t what you left me with.
    You left me with nothing but the memory of deception.
    For that I will never forgive you.
    But you and I, will always be unfinished business.

  14. Madison Kauffman
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day we had to put my dog down.
    Her grey tailed still wagged,
    She would have done anything to make me happy and yet all I could manage were tears.
    13 years with something can change you.
    My dog changed me, when I was alone and felt like a no one she was always there,
    My one safe haven
    That day I didn’t know how to put into words a good-bye,
    There were no words to thank her for helping me through my darkest hours,
    There was no way to put 13 wonderful years into a good-bye,
    My dog wasn’t just a dog to me she really was my best friend,
    Someone who didn’t judge me and didn’t care what I said did or looked like.
    I will never forget the day I had to say good-bye to my best friend, my companion, my everything.

  15. SavinaAnna16
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget my great grandmother
    I will never forget her kindness
    I will never forget how close we were,
    she would tell more than she would anyone.
    I will never forget her trust in me
    I will never forget my loving great grandma!

  16. Vinny Lam
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the people that come and go. Everyone I meet for a few short minutes and never see again. The people I can only describe because their names are lost to me or people that have vanished off the face of Earth. That ginger kid that stud up to that bully. That girl who ran into the bathroom crying at school or that uncle that passed and I was never close to. All these people have changed my perceptions on life in small ways that will have an effect on me later on in life.

  17. Riley Ellison
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day when they kicked you out
    You never called
    You never visited
    You never even said good bye
    You threw your life away
    You tried blame your mistakes on others
    But it was only your fault

    I learned so much from your mistake
    I learned to not be lazy
    I learned too work hard for what i want

    You missed out on so much
    And I’m not gonna lie i missed having a brother
    But maybe it was for the best

    It is sad when i don’t even tell people i have a brother
    But i’m not gonna sit here and follow your road
    I will show how successful how you should have been
    I will be your role model
    I will show you how to make your family proud

  18. Hunter Sheets
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the foul taste as I visualized the scene; told to describe a taste most evil, by a teacher most cruel.
    From the rubbery texture to the nameless taste, it has ingrained into my brain, this foul concoction.
    Under normal circumstances it would have never come to exist, but in the confines of school we do as we’re told; even if it means enduring the terrors of the fridge blended in the largest blender.
    He said he would make us cry, but these are not tears of sorrow, but tears of disgust from a mind as foul as the sludge we made.

  19. Miriam Martin
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day i was told that i couldn’t do anymore sports or anything that requires running or doing a physical activity. I was at my soccer game trying to score the last goal before the game was over. I was so excited to hear all the crowds in the back starting to scream for victory and yelling “WE WON!” But it never happened. I was running and running and trying to score and all of a sudden i felt like everything around me stopped. I fell to the ground in such pain that i couldn’t even keep my eyes open. I was laying on the ground and all i was saying to my self is “it hurts, it hurts so bad. I cant move my leg” I took a look at my left knee and i could see that my knee cap had moved and a bone broke and was sticking out. It was so gross. As i was laying there i started to forget where i was and what was going on. I woke up in a hospital bed with my family aside my bed, and the doctor waiting for me to wake up. He sat down and looked at me. I could see it in his eyes that hes got only but bad news for me. He started to talk. ” Miriam, i’m sorry to tell you this, but you’ve broken your knee and you wont be able to play any sports or do any physical activity.” The news crushed me. I couldn’t believe it. It was so unreal to think that i wont be doing anything that involves moving my knee except walking. I had no choice but to accept it and start living my life the way i was told to now. Months later, after getting done with physical therapy and exercising more and more, i started to do some things i was told i couldn’t do anymore. Today, i can even play soccer again.

  20. irina pesetskaya
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the moment you looked at me with those tearful eyes.
    Remembering all those moments we had together.
    the moments of laughter, sadness, anger.
    you were there for me always and never stepped away for a moment.
    I will always remember you and keep you i my heart knowing you are always there.
    Remembering the last few breaths you took and the last few words you said, ” I love you my dear and dont you forget it”.

  21. Elorha Heide
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the time you said those words to me. I viewed them as though they were fake; as though they were just my imagination. I hoped what you did wasn’t true; though I knew it was. You could never truly be what I hoped you could have been. I believed in you when I shouldn’t have. One cannot believe in one who doesn’t believe in themselves. No matter how much at times I may want to forget you, and all of what you ever said, the loving, and the painful. I wish I never let you in, I would have been better off. l will never forget how dirty you made me feel, how awful and sick I felt inside, I can never forget my grief. That pain will always linger in my memories. Forever and always.

  22. Tanya Postolaity
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget how it all begin,
    The words that striked me
    Like lighting to a tree.

    I will never forget,
    The look on your face
    that my heart till this day cant not erase.

    Months have passed and days gone by
    And no matter how hard I tried ,
    My affection towards you have not died.

    Daisy, Daisy tell me the truth,
    He loves me , or he loves me not .
    Daisy, Daisy be honest with me ,
    It’s okay if my heart shatters apart,

    With silent words Daisy replied,
    Listen ti your heart,
    Heat cant not lie.

    Every heartbeat tells me its true,
    I love you for always,
    Forever will be true.

  23. Lacey Lavin
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget how it feels to perform a perfect routine on stage in front of a huge crowd. It is the most adrenaline filled 2 minutes and 30 seconds of my life. All eyes are on my team and I, and competitive cheerleading is what each and every one of us live for. Even though to the human eye everything may look chaotic, we’re rotating and moving in a perfect order. We walk from formation to formation with a purpose, and a smile on our face. We tumble across the floor with ease, and throw our flyers high into the air. All the bloody noses, black bruises, and hot sweaty practices are worth it in this moment.

  24. danafletcher97
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget the day I first did drugs. The experience started out as curiosity and the need for attention, but slowly and surely developed into a hellish addiction. I will never forget the people who were there for me, and the people who weren’t. Most importantly, I will never forget the abandonment and lonesome feeling I was filled with. The feeling of having your friends and family shun you, well, it’s unforgettable. Let this be a warning to all, do what makes you happy. Just because it makes you “Feel good,” doesn’t mean it makes you happy. Think ahead.

  25. Shaylynn White (@ShaylynnW_97)
    September 11, 2013

    I will never forget that day.
    One of the saddest days of my life, (even above the day my brother left for Boot Camp). It was at camp with my Youth Group. Down at the water fall. Beautiful, stunning sights of endless water streaming from above. The entire day started off so great. A day with all of my closes friends. How can such a great day turn into the saddest and hardest days of my life? I had been to only one funeral in my life and have only ever seen an animal die let alone a person. To be standing with you one second then watch you walk off towards the falling water. To look away for one second and look back and your gone. People panicking, going crazy trying to throw ropes and line to get you until someone jumps in. he finds you and swim to the top but too far away to teach the rope. You both come up gasping for air, just to have the pressure of the water pull you back down. But now its to late. We can’t see you come back up anymore, and your both gone. all the rest of us could do is fall to our knees and pray. Its been a year now, and neither of you have ever left our minds and you never will. We will always be thinking of you and be wishing we could go back in time and change everything.

  26. justice murphy
    September 11, 2013

    I will never for get my first high school football game Under the lights on Friday night.
    High school football starting to ignite.
    This is war, not for fun and games.
    To the guy next to me im willing to risk everything.
    so here we go, for the potential to do any thing in this controlled fight, sixty minutes were im willing to risk everything on this friday night underneath the lights.

  27. michael zimmer
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day they told me I would have to have surgery. I would never be able to continue on with football. Without football I am not the same.

  28. Austin Henderson
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the time in middle school that my wrestling coach said I could be going places. (for wrestling)

  29. Brittany Jesse
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day I wanted to kill myself.
    I’d been crying for so long.
    I will never forget why I’m still here.
    It’s because I have too many people to prove wrong.
    I will never forget what my dreams are,
    because one day my dream will be my reality.

  30. Camerin Kernell
    September 12, 2013

    I remember the day of my first gymnastics meet. Butterflies trying to escape my stomach and my body trembling. The nerves of leaping on a 4 inch piece of wood was getting to me. Everyone is telling me I will be fine, but I’m still unsure. The judges called me up and my heart nearly stopped. It was my time. My leaps and jumps were fine, but then came the tumbling. Half way through my round off my arm gave out and my face came I contact with the beam. From that day on, I promised myself to never set foot on the beam again.

  31. Stephanie Didenko
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day my dad fell in a coma.
    That was the scariest, worst day of my life! My dad is my bestfriend, my life. Hes been in a coma for 7 months almost.
    My life changed forever on March 3, 2013. Never will I forget that day.

  32. Nick Stark
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget.. i will never forget the way you use to kiss me the way you use to hug me. The day that you walked out is the day i never forget, they way you walked out the argument we had to make you walk out. I will never forget the day you left.

  33. DJ Luthardt
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day I got my dog. He was a birthday present from my parents when I turned 11. I still have him and take care of him.

  34. Lilli Crisostomo
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day I realized being alone and realizing reality. It made me a dark person inside. Being a teen youu begin to realize life on a diffferent perspective and the way a person takes it in and handles it mmakes them the person they are today. Im a weird contradictive. I smile but something dark inside is bbeginning to bubble up and peek through my skin. I will never frget that day.

  35. philip poissonnier
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget when my uncle took me in from foster care.
    It was the best day of my life.
    I was finally leaving foster care

  36. Elina Nikiforets
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day that I became a big sister, my little brother was finally in the world and he is the best thing that has happened to me.

  37. Troy
    September 12, 2013

    i will never forget the day i met my best friend

  38. Kristen Pulliam
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day I got my kitten

    • Kristen Pulliam
      September 12, 2013

      I will never forget the day you broke my heart.
      The day I watched you walk away from me.
      The day that hurt me the most.
      The day you looked straight into my eyes and left.
      I will never forget the day you broke my heart.

      I changed my response, sorry.

  39. Tabatha Taryn Cameron.
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the feeling you gave me, when you told me I was no longer good enough. The way you struggled to put me into your life, and the way you were simply able to push me out. You didn’t love me, you just wanted to feel loved. Though, I tried so hard, I guess what I gave you was simply never enough. You broke me, and all you had to say was “farewell.”

  40. Tupre Wickliff
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day I reached my goal. Jumping six foot in high jump was something I knew I could do and working hard and doing my best allowed me to achieve what I set my mind to.

  41. danti (@dantiinos)
    September 12, 2013

    I will never forget the day I say your face for it was more beautiful than all the flowers on the pacific islands or the topical forests. I knew I should of spoken but I knew your heart could not be broken, ever since that day first saw you I stood by you, watched you grow and loved you so.

  42. The Running Son
    September 13, 2013

    Wow. This is the most amazing response to a prompt!

    • J. Gabriel Allan
      September 13, 2013

      (I think Chris offered his class extra credit if they commented)

  43. Jayden Lang
    September 13, 2013

    I will never forget that sound.. like a high pitched squeal from a defective walkie talkie. “why is it so loud” i cant even think straight any- oh god its..the flashbacks. once in a while i’ll get these sort of premonitions except they’re not premonitions they’re..memories. well i’m pretty sure anyway but in each memory the main person in it always dies. iv’e seen the planes of Rome with huge battles or gang fights in a deep city sewer system. but then there were the ones of just a person (i’m not sure if a man or woman) but he/she is looking in a mirror and all of a sudden they start muttering profusely to themselves and then…nothing. But why does that one scare me so much? Wait.. what am i looking at? is that me? Why am i looking in a mirr-

    • J. Gabriel Allan
      September 16, 2013

      great opening line!

  44. Bailey Edman
    September 16, 2013

    I will never forget my first time camping. It was in 2008. The reason this memory is something that will always stick is because I embarrassed myself to no end, 30 minutes into the trip. As we were getting our tents set up and everything in its place, I decided I was going to take a seat. A seat on which I thought was a plastic cooler but, ended up being foam. As I sat, I hear “bailey!” And then I fell through the bottom, ruining everything inside the cooler, including the eggs which ended up being all over me. Everybody laughed and I was blushing more then I ever had. This memory will always stick in my head.

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