This week’s prompt for The Erotic Journal Challenge is:
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud became more painful than risk it took to blossom.”
This is one of my favorite quotes. In fact, aside from Nora Zeale Hurston’s “There are years that ask questions and years than answer…” it is the one I have always considered tattooing on my skin so that I remember. Risk is one of those things that can be both positive and negative, and that’s what I love about this quote. Sometimes we must give something up to have something else. Or maybe we must leave behind who we were to become something we’ve always wanted to be. Read it however it works for you. And write about it! It’s spring…the time to blossom…the time to renew…the time to grow…the time to reach up to the sun and risk failure to achieve greatness. Or maybe it’s just time to try something new.
The nuts and bolts of the challenge:
Each week, I will post a topic or question that I plan to explore in my own journal. I’m going to post them and add a link-up so that readers can get in on the challenge, too. I encourage you to respond in whatever way seems most authentic – a journal entry, drawing, photo, video, story, poem…ANYTHING that can be posted on your website. Then, link your post here. This is your interpretation, whatever the prompt inspires in you.
I’ll post the prompts sometime on Saturday each week (I like to sleep in, so be patient), and the link-up will remain open until the following Sunday at 11:55 pm (Pacific time). This means you have two weekends and the week to write, so hopefully that will give everyone plenty of time.
I have enough prompts to run the challenge all year! So, gear up for some deep introspection if you plan to participate. I loves me some confessional writing!
Please contact me with questions, comments, or any great prompts you think should be part of the experience.
Upcoming and past prompts can be viewed on The Erotic Journal Challenge homepage. Our next topic is “Confession.”
I’m not a stickler for rules…I like people to write what feels good to them and share, because all of our stories matter. Take this post/challenge whatever way works for you. Just remember to…
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The link-up will remain open until next Sunday at 11:55 pm (PST).