Weekend Writing Prompt #14 – Fear

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Weekend Writing Prompt #14 – Fear

Photo Credit – Sammi Cox

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Fear

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a pangram – a single sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet at least once – inspired by the theme of fear and set in the photo.

Poetry Challenge – Taking inspiration from both the theme and the photo, write an ABC / Alphabet poem – where the first letter of each line is the next letter in the alphabet (the first line begins with “A”, the second “B”, the third “C” and so on).  It is up to you how many lines you write.

A to Z Fear Story Poem.

After a busy day

Beneath a bright sun

Caused me to become alerted

Darkness was falling in the forest

Every sound set off an alarm

Fear is a mind killer

Gargle noises could be heard

Have to keep my mind focused

It was taking over my body

Just believe all is well

Kindness to the body must avail

Looking behind me failed again

My mind kept racing

Nobody following me

Only the distant call of a bird

Pounding heart kept racing

Quickly shutting my eyes

Racing on determinedly

Shutting my eyes was not a good idea

Tree somehow got in my way

Useless caring any longer

Very soon I lifted myself up

Was that a wild pig

Xylophone – was it charging me

You can please yourself what you think

Zero life left in me just Fear.

The xylophone is a musical instrument of wooden bars which sound when stuck.

I can assure you that if it was a wild pig charging me you would have heard a sound,

Quote – Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s for everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 

― Marianne WilliamsonA Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

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