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Sunday Writing Prompt, May 23/21 – Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace

Welcome to, Sunday Writing Prompt!

Have you ever bit your tongue, then regretted it later? Were you kept awake at night, running that perfect pithy comeback or rebuttal through your mind?

“If only I had said that, she would have gone on a second date with me.”

“Why didn’t I stand up to my jerk of a boss?”

“My mother is gone, and I never told her how much I appreciated her.”

“That joke was on the tip of my tongue. Why couldn’t I think of it at the time?”

Image from pixabay.com

This has been my reality on many occasions. I often wonder how different things would be if I had just said what I was thinking. Better, worse…who knows? Sometimes, you get ONE opportunity to speak, and if you don’t, that ship sets sail…

This week’s Sunday Writing Prompt: Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace

The Rules:

  • The style is completely open; poetry, prose, even a single sentence…Go where the prompt takes YOU!
  • Keep your submission to 500 words or less.
  • Post it on your page, and TAG it Sunday Writing PromptSWPMLMMMindlovemisery’s MenagerieAnd be sure to leave a link or pingback in the comment section below.
  • Feel free to use my photo for inspiration, or as your own cover image.
  • Please have your submissions in by the END OF EACH FRIDAY (Pacific Standard Time). Every Saturday, I will post a “standout” piece in a post entitled, SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT. Bear in mind, it will be based on my personal opinion. If you are not chosen, that does NOT mean your piece was not superb.
  • Be creative and HAVE FUN!

Please, take a moment and visit last week’s selection for the Saturday Spotlight series, Michael, https://summerstommy.com/2021/05/17/sunday-writing-prompt-great-balls-of-fire/

HAPPY WRITING, EVERYONE!!

47 comments on “Sunday Writing Prompt, May 23/21 – Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace

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    • relaxitsallwrite
      May 24, 2021

      Very much enjoyed your take! I’m sure many can relate to regretting something they’ve said…myself included

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    May 24, 2021
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  7. Melanie B Cee
    May 24, 2021

    Here’s my contribution: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2021/05/24/another-sunday-prompt-on-monday/

    It’s a short story, which I hope is allowed as a writing exercise for this prompt.

    Thanks!

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    • relaxitsallwrite
      May 24, 2021

      A short story is very much welcomed, Melanie 🙂 I felt this submission, all the way through. Great job!!

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    • relaxitsallwrite
      May 24, 2021

      Repercussions from bullying are just deserts, as far as I’m concerned. Fun read, Michael!

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  11. Stephanie Colpron
    May 24, 2021

    Here’s mine.
    I’d like to give a warning: it might be a trigger for some.
    And I would apologise for the dark story but somehow I didn’t feel like I had a choice. It just poured out of me.

    Life Ruined

    Liked by 1 person

    • relaxitsallwrite
      May 24, 2021

      This tugged my heart. Excellent post, despite the darkness. I think you honed in on a very important topic. The sad reality for many. Important to be brought to light

      Liked by 1 person

      • Stephanie Colpron
        May 25, 2021

        I said, the story sort of imposed itself. Maybe because it takes time to speak of this kind of experience and a common criticism is “why speak of it now?” In France in 2018, 94 000 women declared to have been victims of rape of sexual assault. Only 100 condemnations that year for rape. But only 1 in 10 women actually presses charges and only 1 in 10 case ends with sentencing so yeah something to question.

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      • Stephanie Colpron
        May 25, 2021

        it should read “rape or sexual assault” 🤦🏼‍♀️

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      • relaxitsallwrite
        May 25, 2021

        Very unfortunate statistics

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      • Stephanie Colpron
        May 25, 2021

        I know 😢

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    • relaxitsallwrite
      May 25, 2021

      Regret…a terrible reality that one often faces every day. Thank you for participating!

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  14. Nicole Horlings
    May 25, 2021

    Here’s mine:

    The Fragility of Silence

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  17. Lorraine
    May 25, 2021

    A question of finding peace:

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    • relaxitsallwrite
      May 26, 2021

      Great story, and loved you choice of photo!

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      • Lorraine
        June 3, 2021

        Thank you. I was in WW1 mode recently. Great thing about the internet: photographic archives become so easily accessible.

        Liked by 1 person

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