Finish The Story 2 – @Tanmay_and_Jain @darling_sascha – Writers Block

Sascha Darlington has set the first prompt, for which I have been selected as the first responder!

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Prompt – A non-risk-taking writer has writer’s block, so they decide to do something they’ve never done before to inspire them.

Writer’s Block

So, here I am.
Standing on the edge of the world.
Well, it feels like the edge of the world, but really, it’s just a very steep drop off a cliff.
What am I doing, standing here?
I’m afraid of heights…
And I thought I’d face my fear.
They say that if you find yourself stuck, at a dead end, creatively, that you should do something totally different. You know, outside of your comfort zone.
I’ve never had that problem before.
Usually, my fingers fly across the keyboard.
Stories just come to me.
But for the first time, I was up against a brick wall.
No ideas, no bursts of inspiration.
So, here I am, tentatively looking over the precipice.
It all looks rather small down there.
Very far away.
Got to take care not to lean too far over.
My insides are churning.
I can feel my breathing getting more and more shallow.
If I just focus on something…
I see movement in the bushes below. Something causing a ripple in the greenery that sweeps the ground beneath my gaze.
What could it be?
Slowly the wheels start turning as inspiration seeps inside my mind.
Ideas start to fizz and pop in my brain.
Stories, plots, characters…
They were right, you know.
Sometimes you just need to push yourself, and the block will disappear…

Ritu 2019

Sascha is a tech writer and creative writer at Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored. You can find her on Twitter here.
This challenge has been set by Tanmay Jain of Bookinton Blog.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sascha Darlington
    May 15, 2019 @ 01:57:22

    Well done! I love the idea of facing a fear to unleash creativity, although I hate heights. I hate heights so much that I might even consider writer’s block.

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 12, 2019 @ 16:01:11

    Wonderful done, Sis! There are so many new words for me to learn too. 😉 Thank you! Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Erika Kind
    May 12, 2019 @ 13:54:54

    I lover where the story went: Simply hang in there!

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  5. willowdot21
    May 11, 2019 @ 16:12:21

    Great writing Sis 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  6. joylennick
    May 11, 2019 @ 16:11:26

    Great Ritu. I suffered from Agoraphobia for a while many years ago, so fully appreciate the baffling feeling of being terrified of being terrified about ‘the great outdoors,’ which sort of equates with the ‘blocked’ feeling. Facing our fears is what it’s all about! Hugs xx

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  7. Jennie
    May 11, 2019 @ 11:56:55

    Well said, Ritu. This is excellent!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Suchita
    May 11, 2019 @ 10:20:10

    Lovely interpretation. Facing your fears is the best way to beat blocks!

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Ritu
    May 11, 2019 @ 08:29:48

    Thanks for inviting me!



  10. Tanmay Jain
    May 11, 2019 @ 05:23:39

    Great take on the prompt and a wonderful start for the collaboration !!

    Liked by 1 person


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