Prompt #402: Valentine

For the third time I welcome back to the roundup a talented writer, Doctor J. Author. Seriously, if you haven’t read her stories yet, you should. Dr. J. also did the roundup for week 297 (read it here) and for week 353 (read it here). You can find her writing on her blog, and follow her on Twitter.

Top 3 for week 401 by Dr. J. Author

This week’s prompt was a surprise and delight. Reading “I am because we are” was the perfect way to honor the community that has been so supportive of me. What an amazing group of writers. I read some awesome erotica, viewed spectacular photos, but the words of reflection on community and connection drew me in. Authors celebrated relationships, one on one, sub-Dom, parent-child, husband-wife, best friend to best friend. The prompt moved many to a deep self-reflection with an opportunity to put to words what they had not yet been spoken. It was moving. My top three choices highlight different aspects of connection.

Tied up with string by Exposing40
Tied Up with String was a portrait of work together in a project. I became a member of this group as I read the description. It embodied the meme and left good feelings.

“The bubble of joy I felt after everyone left that afternoon stayed with me all weekend and every time I post another photo I smile again.”

Your work is indeed a collaboration. Thank you for bringing us along with you.

Gratefulness and Disappointment by A Mental Switch
This post stirred my gut with its raw quality and the depth of feeling showcasing the two sides of a coin in sorrow and solace.

“We both ended it a few weeks later. She out of fear of letting someone too close, me out of anger for being opened up but left empty.”

“There I was with my innermost desires laid bare and where else to turn than to my wife. But I was lucky again. She embraced me with my naked soul.”

This reflection honors your process and while intense, I hope it left seeds of growth for you.

Existential by Brigit Delaney
I’m a sucker for process pieces that include a concept. Brigit, you hit the nail on the head.

“I live in a state of singularity and a state of union (simultaneously), and because of this I am dual and blessed. It is more complex, to be sure, but more fulfilling. It means a constant assessing of we, and a constant flow of energy in that direction.”

It is an awesome ambivalence, holding those places simultaneously and loving, learning, and growing. Thank you for naming it.

Prompt

It’s the week of love, the week of Valentine. Come celebrate love, whether you are in a relationship or not, let’s just spread love all around this week. To lovers, to friends, to family. I look forward to your celebrations of love!
(And for those who are taking part in February Photo Fest, remember, you can always link your images to Wicked Wednesday too.)

As always you are welcome to link stories that don’t follow the prompt!

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

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 3.00 pm CET (Amsterdam time – see countdown in sidebar) 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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