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Prompt #357: Tantrum

I am delighted to welcome a newcomer to the top 3: Submissy. I have been following her blog for quite some time, where she writes about D/s related topics, but also about mental health and other sex-related things. She does way more than only her blog, such as the SafeworD/s club and the new meme, Tell Me About. Please follow her blog and also follow her on Twitter.

Top 3 for week 356 by Submissy

Firstly, I would like to thank Rebel for inviting me to do the top three for this week. I have been taking part in Wicked Wednesday for while now, so I was really excited to be asked to do the selection. Secondly it was way harder than I expected. There were so many pieces that I loved, so what I did was to narrow it down to those who stuck with the prompt to make it easier. Believe me, it was still hard, and there were more posts than these three that I really wanted to choose. However, I had to choose so here it comes.

Mentor by SwirlingFire
A post which really moved me was ‘Mentor’ by SwirlingFire. This was a brave piece which tells of the pitfalls of believing someone who is in a position of power and influence over you. Not only does Swirly reveal her own experience of emotional abuse at the hands of someone she trusted as a mentor, she also highlights an issue which is so important and still under represented in the media.

Should We Go Back to D/s? Can We? And How? by Brigit Delaney
I love reading something which makes people think and immediately gets them writing comments in response. This was true of ‘Should We Go Back to D/s? Can We? And How?’ by Brigit Delaney. I love reading about power exchange dynamics and how they work, so this piece was a winner for me. In it Brigit references a book she has read which provides some advice on submissive training, but highlights the difficulty, and required flexibility, in trying to apply this to an existing relationship. This post also highlights the difficulty of finding helpful material on the topic.

Catch the Catcher by May More
The last piece I have chosen is a fictional piece by May More, called ‘Catch the Catcher’. This piece drew me in as a short story should. May’s characterization was brilliant and I could hear the Catcher relaying his monologue. I think the success of this mentor was his humanity. He was not the most likely person to be doing the work he was and yet, had dedicated his life to something he saw as being worthwhile. I loved the simplicity and the character development, although the ending was a real tear jerker.

Prompt

A tantrum, temper tantrum, meltdown or hissy fit is an emotional outburst, usually associated with children or those in emotional distress, that is typically characterized by stubbornness, crying, screaming, violence, defiance, angry ranting, a resistance to attempts at pacification, and, in some cases, hitting, and other physically violent behavior. Physical control may be lost; the person may be unable to remain still; and even if the “goal” of the person is met, he or she may not be calmed. A tantrum may be expressed in a tirade: a protracted, angry speech.
~ from Wikipedia

Write a story about someone having a tantrum, or share your personal stories about tantrums.

As always you can also link stories that do not follow the prompt!

The roundup for this week’s prompt will be done by Kisungura.

Please note

  1. The rules for this meme can be found here and you can download the Wicked Wednesday badge on the same page.
  2. Don’t forget to add the Wicked Wednesday button to your post, post on your blog and come back here to link your post. You have from the moment the prompt appears until Thursday 10.00 pm (Amsterdam time) to link your post below.
  3. Please note that it is not compulsory to follow the weekly prompt. It is only here for inspiration when you need it!
  4. Please make your stories no longer than 1500 words.

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5 thoughts on “Prompt #357: Tantrum

  1. Thanks for picking me Missy – the story actually meant a lot to me – I felt for my character – so am really pleased you have highlighted it x

  2. You are welcome. Your character drew me in quickly and held me there. It is a skill to make the reader care about a character in relatively few words.

    Thank you to Marie for inviting me to pick the top three and for the lovely introduction.

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