Week 10 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

Today is the Tenth Edition of #WritingWednesday!!!

Writing Wednesday 4

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

• Read the writing prompt below,
• Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,
• DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Austin, one of the characters in my upcoming novel The Beast Within (This is not a selection from the novel, but part of my character development journal.)

Today’s writing prompt:

Were you born to shine in one special way? What makes you really stand out?

Special, what does that even mean? Sure, I’m special. Or maybe a better word would be different. When I was a kid, I was just like everyone else. I loved baseball and riding my bike and fishing with my dad. I had sleepovers at my friends’ houses and loved late nights watching movies and eating pizza and popcorn.

Then, I grew up, fast. I turned ten and my whole world seemed to change. My dad said I was given a gift, but it didn’t seem like a gift. I don’t have super human powers, well maybe a few, but it’s not what you’re probably thinking. I’m not Superman, Spiderman, or even The Flash. I’d like that though, to be The Flash. I think, if I had his power of speed, I’d run so fast and so far, that I could just escape. Escape all the problems…all the pain…escape life.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to die. I just want to be normal. That’s why I do what I do. I became a doctor to find a cure, but its hard when you have to do it all on your own. When you can’t tell anyone what you’re doing or even what you are.

I don’t shine, I’m not special, and what makes me stand out is the one thing I want to change about myself.

© 2019 Nina Soden

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Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with!

Were you born to shine in one special way? What makes you really stand out?

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About Nina Soden

Wife, Mommy, Urban Fantasy Author, Artist, Actress, Director... I'm only as old as I feel and I try to see the good in everyone. I take life one day at a time and focus only on the moment I'm in without fear or worry about the past or the future.
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5 Responses to Week 10 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

  1. Bethany Martin says:

    Everyone wants to be special. Everyone thinks being special is the one thing that leads to success. Well, I kindly disagree. I’m “special,” you could say, but these magical powers have done nothing but get me a dead wife and a lot of trouble. I curse the powers I’ve been “gifted” with everyday. In truth, they are no gift. My sister-in-law resents me almost as much as I resent the magic that flows from my hands. I’ve been “special” all of my life, but now I’m widowed, raising a toddler, and leading a group of other “special” people, all at age 32. Sure, special may seem like something to be desired, but all special has gotten me is a life or sorrow and bitterness.

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  2. Bethany Martin says:

    Everyone wants to be special. Everyone thinks being special is the one thing that leads to success. Well, I kindly disagree. I’m “special,” you could say, but these magical powers have done nothing but get me a dead wife and a lot of trouble. I curse the powers I’ve been “gifted” with everyday. In truth, they are no gift. My sister-in-law resents me almost as much as I resent the magic that flows from my hands. I’ve been “special” all of my life, but now I’m widowed, raising a toddler, and leading a group of other “special” people, all at age 32. Sure, special may seem like something to be desired, but all special has gotten me is a life or sorrow and bitterness.

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  3. Lilly Brown says:

    Today I am writing in the voice of Walt, a character in my upcoming short story, Fleeting Shadows.

    Honestly, there’s about a million things that make me special. I am one of the youngest recorded Flame interrogators, I’m crown prince, I am the first male royal to bond with a dragon. The list goes on and on of things that I’ve been able to do since I have been an only child for the past eleven years. But when Elyse returned, all of that was thrown out the window. She bonded not with one of the younger dragons, but the matriarch. She saved our tribe’s power vessel and because of this, Ember is always flitting around her. She is a terribly talented fighter so she is always used as the example now, not me. I used to think that I could really change the history of my tribe without having a sister’s shadow to be in, but now she’s back and no matter how bright my flame burns, her shadow will always be darker. Truly, the one thing that makes me special is that even though I’m in her shadow, I don’t resent her. I lost her for what I thought was forever and I’m not going to miss time with her because of petty jealousy.

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  4. Beth says:

    I wasn’t born to be special in any sort of way. I was born the same year the Earth collapsed on itself, and I’ve made no accomplishments in the years I’ve spent in empty space.
    People like me weren’t born to be special, we were born to be the workers, not the shining stars. I worked endless hours since I was old enough to take simple commands and walk, there was never any room for slack out in the cargo bay, where I slept and worked for the first thirteen years of my life.
    I was never born to be special. I’m just Sabine, the last human.

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  5. Jordan lasater says:

    What makes me stand out? Well I don’t really know. Maybe the fact I’m in another universe. I haven’t heard of anyone else doing that. Or at least in something other than movies. I’m supposed to fulfill a prophecy, but doesn’t everyone have their own “ prophecy” to fulfill? I guess I stand out just by the fact of being the only one left of my family. I guess that makes me special. I mean it’s not everyday you see a dragon that tells you, you have to find a way to convince the person you love they love you. Maybe I’m not special, just doomed.

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