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Writing Prompt March 27 2016

Hi everyone – it’s Pat filling in for Yves.

So let’s shake things up a bit for the Sunday Writing Prompt.

We’re following the Tarot – the Major Arcana – and today I’m presenting you with several possibilities, while still following the order of the cards.

The next two cards are: The Chariot and Strength.
Depending on how the cards are drawn (upright or reversed) they may represent some of the following characteristics:

The Chariot: control, victory, determination, assertion, lack of direction or aggression.
Strength: courage, compassion, patience, self-doubt, weakness

Now let’s get a bit interesting here, shall we? I’m going to present you with several options for this writing prompt. You get to choose which option to pursue while respecting the outlined guidelines for each.

Choice #1: You can search out deeper meaning of these particular cards here:
and here:  or wherever your research takes you, choosing a more traditional deck for a more straightforward interpretation. (A more traditional deck will contain details in the imagery that can provide information and clues for deeper analysis.) Your responses can take whatever form you choose, i.e. flash fiction, poetry etc. If you choose this option, please either provide a link or an image to the deck cards you’ve chosen, somewhere in your post, so we can know what you’ve seen.

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(images by poison cage: from deviant art: the chariot  and  strength)

Choice #2: Using the two cards I’ve chosen for this challenge, interpret whatever characteristics you wish, positive and/or negative, but as a “conversation” that takes place between the two characters, as if they are somehow related to each other.
Let me explain a bit further: write a flash fiction piece – word count 100 – 800 – where some type of story unfolds – as determined by you. You choose the scene, the setting and write the story. (And the interpretation of “conversation” isn’t limited to dialogue.)

Choice #3: Using the words “chariot, strength, victory, compassion, patience” – write and share a personal story that has meaning for you. Think of this as an open-ended possibility – it could be a humorous story about your first 2-wheeled bike ride, or on a serious note, it’s about your first speeding ticket. Perhaps it’s an emotional piece where you first experienced compassion in a desperate time of need. Once again, let’s try to keep it within 1000 – 1500 word limit.

So let’s stretch our wings and take flight. Have fun and please tag your responses MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, MLMM, and Writing Prompt. Create a ping back and remember to include your link in the Link-Up button so all the responses are grouped together (it makes for a nice collection). Technically you have a week to complete the challenge, but since I’m handling the prompt every second Sunday, it buys you some extra time, if needed.

I hope you enjoy!


17 comments on “Writing Prompt March 27 2016

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  4. Melinda Kucsera
    March 28, 2016

    two cards for one prompt 🙂 how intriguing! I love them. So many possibilities!

    • wildchild47
      March 28, 2016

      thanks Melinda 🙂

      sometimes it’s a little bit easier to consider something new when there are a few more options from which to start 😉

      • Melinda Kucsera
        March 28, 2016

        You’re welcome 😉 I agree with you there! now I just need the time to start! I do most of my blogging while trying to do my work for my day job! 😉

      • wildchild47
        March 28, 2016

        oh my …. now that is multi-tasking 😉

      • Melinda Kucsera
        March 28, 2016

        😀 Story of my life! Day job pays the bills. Blogging feeds my soul. What else can I do but multitask!

      • wildchild47
        March 28, 2016

        well good luck and I hope you have a great day nonetheless 🙂

      • Melinda Kucsera
        March 28, 2016

        Thank you! I hope you do as well! 🙂

      • wildchild47
        March 28, 2016

        thank you 🙂

      • Melinda Kucsera
        March 28, 2016

        You’re welcome 🙂

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  6. julespaige
    March 29, 2016
    • wildchild47
      March 29, 2016

      duly noted, approved (pingback) and will be heading there to read a bit later 🙂

      thank you 🙂

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