What Do We #Fear #OctPoWriMo #Shadorma 

What do we fear? How honest are we with ourselves in evaluating our lives, be it as a hobbyist, professional, parent, or any other part of our being? That is the thought I took away from today’s installment of OctPoWriMo. The emphasis is on our writing – go figure, right – for this prompt. But as I said above, it can apply to any piece of our lives. 

The prompt suggestions are in the post; I decided to write a Shadorma using the three suggested words rather than the Blitz. 

Rarely left to chance.
We fear truth,
Raw reviews.
We feel we are too exposed-
So we just hold back

I have to say I’m really enjoying these challenging daily prompts, many of which push me out of my comfort zone and have gotten me to explore new writing styles. I didn’t really think I’d stay with the 31-day challenge but now that I’m into it, I’m pretty certain I’ll make it through to the end. 


  1. Marvelous Shadorma, Greg. I find I am much freer to “expose” myself–be authentic and real, no holds barred–with strangers; perhaps that’s why I FEAR close connections…. I write just about anything on my blogs, as I can delete them as I please; but once I enter into a friendship–if I reveal too much, the friendship’s in danger of me bailing.

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    1. Another part of the fallen human condition I think J. And you can overcome that with God’s help if you desire to. But you do a fantastic job of opening up in your writing I will definitely say! 🙂


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