Challenge Accepted!

Thanks to Marjorie over at Kyrosmagica I’ve been nominated in a Free Style Writing Challenge. My topic is “fear: an adrenaline shot, taken or avoided  – your choice.” I know a thing or two about fear and my strength in writing is fiction writing, so I combined those two things for this writing challenge. Challenge accepted!

(Remember this is a flash fiction/free style writing exercise which means no editing or proofing, just writing. So keep that in mind as you read this 🙂 )

Here goes!

fear

She stood enclosed in a metal box, her breaths echoed off the walls. Her clammy hands ran up and down the surface seeking an escape to her incarceration. “Oh, dear God, oh, dear God,” became her mantra. The air grew thinner and her vision began to gray around the edges – she would soon pass out.

“Ding.” The metal doors slid open and life-giving air rushed in from the 4th floor.

She had survived the elevator ride.

5 Minutes, 77 words

 

I do suffer from claustrophobia some times such as a narrow passage in a cave or in a crowded room with no windows. All the above symptoms hit me and the only cure is to get the Heck Outta There!

But even though I am joking about my claustrophobia, there are people whose lives are crippled because of their fears. Do not tell them their fears are silly. No one would purposely put themselves through this torment for a little attention. The reactions are real; the pounding heartbeat, the clammy sweat, trouble breathing, anxiety, changes in vision and hearing….

Please be sympathetic to people no matter what phobia they have. It’s no picnic in the park.

Do you have fears yourself? Let me know in a comment below and Have a great day!

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So, here are the rules for this writing challenge:

1. Set a stop watch or your phone to 5 minutes or 10 minutes, whichever challenge you think you can beat.

2. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.

3. Fill a word document with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.

4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)

5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.

6. At the end of your post write down ‘Word count =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.

7. Copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).

I nominate the following bloggers:

One Spoiled Cat – “Living life day by day with love”

Hair Ball Express  – a cat’s daily diary

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Think Positive, Be Positive

Marta Lives in China

Those are my 5 but ANYONE who wants to participate – go for it! Just be sure to send me your link so I can read it 🙂

 

 

Your topic, if you choose to accept this challenge, is… Love (can be the love of a parent for a child, two lovers or the love for your pet – have fun with it)

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Challenge Accepted!

  1. marjma2014 says:

    Thanks for taking part in the challenge, Diane. Yes, that was a good one, elevators are definitely scary. When I was a student I stayed in this flat. It was a skyscraper in Glasgow, very high up, and I always had to get the lift. It was quite scary sometimes, the lift door would seem to take a long time to open, so I sympathise with people with this phobia, and with claustrophobia in general.

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  2. Ann Filutze says:

    “His word is Love. Love’s the word, that’s the message that I heard.” The words to this song came to me as soon as I saw the word LOVE. This is what I am called to be. I am to BE LOVE. How in the world can I be love? Hmm. You are probably wondering the same thing. Let me tell you – it is not easy. This reminds me of the words to the service at out wedding: marriage is not easy. “Only love can make it easy; perfect love can make it a joy!”

    Word Count: 95 Time:4 minutes

    Ann M. Filutze Click the link to view information regarding my book On Gramma’s Rocker. https://www.facebook.com/ongrammasrocker

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    From: D. Dominik Wickles, Romance Author [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:01 AM To: ann.filutze@verizon.net Subject: [New post] Challenge Accepted!

    ddominikwickles posted: “Thanks to Marjorie over at Kyrosmagica I’ve been nominated in a Free Style Writing Challenge. My topic is “fear: an adrenaline shot, taken or avoided – your choice.” I know a thing or two about fear and my strength in writing is fiction writing, so I com”

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  3. Ann Filutze says:

    Dear Diane, Here is my response to your challenge:

    Thanks to Diane Wickles AKA Dominik Wickles I’ve been nominated in a Free Style Writing Challenge. My topic is LOVE.

    (Remember this is a flash fiction/free style writing exercise which means no editing or proofing, just writing. So keep that in mind as you read this 🙂 )

    Here goes!

    “His word is Love. Love’s the word, that’s the message that I heard.” The words to this song came to me as soon as I saw the word LOVE. This is what I am called to be. I am to BE LOVE. How in the world can I be love? Hmm. You are probably wondering the same thing. Let me tell you – it is not easy. This reminds me of the words to the service at out wedding: marriage is not easy. “Only love can make it easy; perfect love can make it a joy!”

    Word Count 95 Time 4 minutes

    So, here are the rules for this writing challenge:

    1. Set a stop watch or your phone to 5 minutes or 10 minutes, whichever challenge you think you can beat.

    2. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.

    3. Fill a word document with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.

    4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)

    5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.

    6. At the end of your post write down ‘Word count =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.

    7. Copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).

    I nominate the following bloggers:

    A Day in the World of Lovers.

    One Day in Love

    A Day in the Love of Others

    Life Without Love Is Not Life

    The Sunshine of Life is Love

    Those are my 5 but ANYONE who wants to participate – go for it! Just be sure to send me your link so I can read it 🙂

    Your topic, if you choose to accept this challenge, is… Patience (anything you choose that is related to patience – real or imagined).

    Ann M. Filutze

    Click the link to view information regarding my book On Gramma’s Rocker. https://www.facebook.com/ongrammasrocker

    _____

    From: D. Dominik Wickles, Romance Author [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:01 AM To: ann.filutze@verizon.net Subject: [New post] Challenge Accepted!

    ddominikwickles posted: “Thanks to Marjorie over at Kyrosmagica I’ve been nominated in a Free Style Writing Challenge. My topic is “fear: an adrenaline shot, taken or avoided – your choice.” I know a thing or two about fear and my strength in writing is fiction writing, so I com”

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  4. Greetings human! 😺 Being a kat, I love tight,closed places (like in a box- the cabinet under the bathroom sink, or the dryer)/ but the human is slightly claustrophobic – she got an MRI done once and hated being in that thing – it was all she could do to stay calm and lay still!
    I will try to take you up on the blogging challenge today – when the Creature isn’t here! MOL!😸

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  5. I used to have fears of roller coasters–or pretty much any thrill rides for that matter. But now I love roller coasters, although I still stay away from majority of thrill rides lol.

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