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Tale Weaver 23.09.21 – Fear

Hello everyone and welcome to this Tale Weaver,

First off, I’m sorry I haven’t had the chance to read your stories and comment from last week yet; it’s been a bit of a hectic week and to top it of, my son broke his wrist on Monday. He’s alright but well a bit of a scary fall and a grand total of 10 hours at the ER over the course of two days since the first cast was too tight and had to be sawed and remade.

When he fell, I had the unsettling feeling of things happening at once in slow motion and so fast that I didn’t have time to catch him as he fell. And he plunged head first so I honestly thought he was going to break his neck. I keep seeing him fall in my dreams (nightmares rather) even though he’s ok and already running all over the place despite the cast. It made me realise that my understanding of “fear” has changed since my kids were born. I’m not really afraid for myself anymore but I’m terrified of things that ‘could’ happen to either of them. Or if something were to happen to me, what would become of them? Funny thing…

Everyone’s understanding and experience of fear is different; I remember my theatre teacher in Montreal sharing a story. He was doing an exercice on fear and one student was completely unaffected and unable to ‘act’ or experience fear based on the examples he was giving. Ultimately, the student shared they had come to Canada from Rwanda after living through the genocide in the mid 90s and that nothing really scared him after seeing his community massacred in front of his eyes. And to think the exercise of imaginary walls shrinking around me made me panic at the time… That makes one pause.

So today I’d like you to share a story of fear. Because whether we like it or not, we all have them. They sometimes shape us as much as our successes and failures, our relationships or our education… So what place does fear have in your life? Is there one specific fear you have conquered? Or one you just can’t confront? I’ve tried numerous times to confront my terror of heights; but every time I lose.

In summary

  • Go where the prompt takes you and have fun!
  • Prose, poetry, fable… please share your stories in whatever style works for you.
  • Keep your stories/quests/tales below 1000 words 
  • Post it on your blog and tag it MLMM, Tale Weaver, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
  • Be sure to leave a pingback or a link so we (I) can read your contribution

Happy writings (I know it sounds contradictory to the theme today LOL)

About Stephanie Colpron

I live in Paris and I use my blog to publish my writing attempts. One day I may become a writer. Until then I write.

33 comments on “Tale Weaver 23.09.21 – Fear

  1. Sadje
    September 23, 2021

    I hope your soon recovers soon and the wrist mends well.

    • Stephanie Colpron
      September 23, 2021

      Thank you; my boys have given me grey hair in the past couple of months 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 with their health shenanigans

      • Sadje
        September 23, 2021

        Kids are quite energetic and do reckless things without thinking. I guess we were the same when younger.

      • Stephanie Colpron
        September 23, 2021

        I’m sure we were 😜. My mom was younger then, than I am now so maybe that’s why the grey appeared later 😂😂.

      • Sadje
        September 23, 2021

        Yes, that must be it.

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  3. pensitivity101
    September 23, 2021

    Hope your lad makes a quick and full recovery Stephanie.
    Here’s my effort this week

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  5. Reena Saxena
    September 23, 2021
  6. larry trasciatti
    September 23, 2021

    I hope everything goes well for your son and family

    • Stephanie Colpron
      September 23, 2021

      thank you. we’re back at the ER because he’s been nose bleeding since his fall. kids 🤦🏼‍♀️

      • larry trasciatti
        September 23, 2021

        I’ve only gotten one nose bleed, a few years ago, when I was fifty four, after an attack of bronchitis and pinkeye. I’ve always associated it with kids but somehow for me it took a while for me finally to get one

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  9. newepicauthor
    September 23, 2021
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  11. Lorraine
    September 23, 2021

    Hope your son’s wrist heals quickly. My first broken bone was my wrist — when I was in my 50s! Good luck with the recovery — and his nose bleed!
    A serendip: I am currently experiencing one of my fears, and thought about writing a tale to help deal with it . . . .

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  14. Lorraine
    September 24, 2021

    Actually, wrote about a different sort of fear:

    mlmm tale weaver: a reflection of fear

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  17. Susan St.Pierre
    September 26, 2021
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  19. weejars
    September 27, 2021

    A timely prompt…

    The Fear

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