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.
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.”