Thursday, April 27

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, April 27, 2017 6 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.


Diary of a person who imagines the worst case scenario about everything.

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  1. How about: The worrier keeps performing good works despite expecting them to fail. They all succeed beyond any imagination.

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  2. Hi Laurel - worry ... some people fall into the trap of worrying too much - I think my hero would suddenly realise that he/she wasn't helping themselves by worrying about the how, but then develop a way of helping the community via good deeds - I was thinking hospital or nursing centre etc ... cheers Hilary

    1. Sounds like a great way to cure the worry monster--by being proactive in doing something one cares deeply about.

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    1. Ah, so you know someone like this in real life too! I certainly do. It could be stressful, as you say, or kind of funny and therapeutic, letting one's imagination run toward the most ridiculous extremes that seem laughable once put on paper.