Free Write Friday with Kellie Elmore.
Time and place scenario.
You suddenly find yourself standing alone on an unknown sidewalk in an unknown place. It’s night and snowing and the only other person around is walking away from you….
I’ve been here before
In this place
A back turned.
A swell of surprise
How could you leave me?
A promise made;
A promise broken.
Hollow. Forsaken. Bewildered.
I bend to my own
Survival mode kicks in.
I’ll find my way.
What an odd weekend of challenges. A triple whammy of emotionally challenging scenarios … at least or me.
First a Daily Prompt highlighting the “Twilight Zone.”
Then a Weekly Photo Challenge on the subject of “Abandoned.”
And now this.
All topics that hover at a rather deep, and uncomfortable, level for me.
In my blog Eyes to Heart I tackled the subject of “abandoned” as far as I dare take it.
A couple of days ago in this blog I started writing about the “Twilight Zone” but couldn’t finish. Maybe I will as the week (or year) progresses and I can find a way to reconcile the many heavy themes that popped out of the ether and onto the page.
With this free writing challenge it appears the bewilderment of being abandoned and standing in that twilight zone have come to the fore.
Thanks for visiting,
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014
18 thoughts on “Again”
I liked where this prompt took you … so many different stories from the same spark
Thank you. 🙂
There are reasons for everything. 😉
Yes, there are. Since Christmas I’ve been working through another layer of this. I just wish that it didn’t always surface in my writing. Feels really self-indulgent. Still, maybe others can learn from my experience and maybe I can finally get it out of my system. 😉 … Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Walking the line between self-indulgent (even self-pity, maybe) and inspirational is something I struggle with at times. I never want my writing to take on the “victim” modality even though that is part of my life’s story. I have a draft-really a mere start-of a piece that I have been grappling with for at least a year. Truly, I am not sure if it is even worth writing as it is incredibly painful!
The beauty behind these kind of prompts is that it has the potential to nudge us in a different direction. To change the narrative a bit. Only then can we come to an answer about the rest of the tale…
I understand what you’re saying. Like you I endeavour to ensure the victim vibe does not predominate in my writing. It’s not who I am anymore. The experience of being vulnerable and a victim for a good chunk of my life can’t help but crop up from time to time. But my hope is that the words inspire ~ give hope, offer wisdom and show triumph.
Understanding and unraveling, giving voice in a constructive way, is part of the healing journey. So yes, as you say, these kinds of prompts help to “nudge us in a different direction” and “change the narrative” as we move forward.
With this in mind I look forward to the unfolding of the rest of the tale. 😉
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and wisdom with me. Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Wow, I love that you “keep walking” great take on the prompt as usual 🙂
Thank you, Talicha. 🙂
and we keep going… ♥
Yes we do … 🙂
Beautifully written and obviously deeply felt. Well done.
Thank you, Tina. 🙂