Weekend Writing Prompt – Megalith

Published September 20, 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 love the challenge of learning a new word and then using it creatively. And this one was a challenge. So I digressed to a darker time in my life. Not to garner sympathy. I’ve recently finished a novel with the working title “Last Dance with Annie” based on my own experience with an eating disorder. Much of it is fiction, but a lot of it isn’t. So, without further exposition, this is where the muse took me this morning. 

She walked the line

Between brilliance and insanity



Obsessive Compulsive.

Drowning in the river


Chipping away at the megalith

She couldn’t climb.

Her mirror lied

Demons dined

Until she made a decision.

No looking back.

The boulder crushed to powder,

She writes, paints and

Celebrates life.

*Below are three of the many sketches I did as art therapy during the dark times. If you look closely you can see they’re dated 1992. A different place. A different person. 

23 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Megalith

  • A very dark period that, thankfully, has been totally crushed to powder and blown away. Hoping this new novel will be published soon and helps others who have or are suffering from this horrible issue. I certainly celebrate your triumph.

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  • Dear Rochelle,
    How tremendously brave to face your demons and overcome them, “chipping away at the megalith” day by day! May that courage help others to “celebrate life” as you do now, by God’s grace. Your drawings from that time are frightening but somehow recognizable to those of us that have been in the dark places of self-hatred and fragmentation. It’s nice to come out into the light, isn’t it? Hallelujah!

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