Weekend Writing Prompt – Cavalier

Published July 12, 2020 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.

I hope, for your sake, you can’t relate to his story. Sadly they’re often demons in clerical garb. 

BANE OF MY EXISTENCE

The talented cleric in whiteface dubbed himself the love clown. His movements, were graceful and fluid. Hailed as a gifted artist, he brought Bible characters and stories to life. Nation-wide congregations welcomed him. He thrived on their adoration.

What a shock it was to learn he cared only for himself and how to control his followers. His cavalier narcissism left no room for benevolence.

20 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Cavalier

  • Dear Rochelle,

    How often they can hide behind their masks – painted or whatever. So often they are expert at putting up a façade that takes too long to uncover, sadly.

    Well done, Madam!

    Shalom and Lotsa true and giving love,

    Dale

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  • Yuck and … yes … I’ve known too many of those, and I’ve heard of too many more. This kind cannot thrive without the energy of others who refuse to see them for who they are and who help them – directly or indirectly – to hide and minimize their deeds and then silence those who try to speak up.
    They are weak, really.
    They cannot stand on their own two feet because they rely on others’ energy to feed on.
    Predatory.

    Well done piece, my friend.
    Na’ama

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  • “I hope, for your sake, you can’t relate to his story. Sadly they’re often demons in clerical garb.”

    Hey Rochelle,

    I, too, can relate, many times over.
    I name names in my (unfinished) memoir. To say I’m jaded is an understatement.
    But, on the good side, I love the story you wrote. Well done.

    Peace,

    Bill

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