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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.
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!