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.
HOLDING HER HAND
Wayne urged me to get in touch with my inner child.
“It hurts,” I whined.
“It’s the path to healing.”
One day, on the way to my appointment, I stopped at a thrift store. Spying a hand amid a pile of pre-loved stuffed toys, I pulled out a doll with a familiar face. I hugged her soft body and was comforted.
Wayne smiled at her. “She’s you.”
Coincidence? I think not.
“Hold the hand of the child that lives in your soul. For this child nothing is impossible.” Paulo Coehlo
“Mommy,” cried Elise, “there’s a monster under my bed and a dragon in my closet.”
“You’re letting your imagination run away with you,” she heard her mother’s voice say. “Relax and close your eyes.”
“I’m afraid.” Like a child Elise pulled the covers over her head, but demons fomented rumors in her head. Her mind was awash in confusion and pain until finally she drifted off into a fitful, sweat-soaked, nightmare-riddled sleep.
When morning came, she rolled out of bed and stumbled to the bathroom. She stared at her tired reflection and muttered, “I’ve got to find a better job.”