“If you could un-invent something, what would it be?”

This is a prompt from The Daily Post’s “365 Writing Prompts” E-book, which can be downloaded here. If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative. Few inventions have been more harmful to human health than the cigarette. Every year, over 400 thousand people in the United States alone die from smoking. …


What is a friend?

I have been asked this question many many times. Ironically, I’ve never known the answer, but I’ve thought so much about this. Does a friend have to stay with you forever? If so, how long? And what distinguishes between a “best friend”, “friend”, “acquaintance”, “random person”, and “enemy”?