No Fear

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Day Seventeen: Your Personality on the Page

Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.

Today’s Twist: Write this post in a style distinct from your own.

Earlier in Writing 101, we talked about voice: that elusive element that sets you apart from every other writer out there. Style, however, is different. Your writing style might affect your voice, but ultimately style and voice aren’t the same thing.

While your voice is your own, and something that’s innately you, style is much broader. You might prefer long and complex sentences, or sentences with a lot of commas and layers building upon each other, or perhaps intentional run-ons and thoughts bleeding into the next and no pauses and lots of imagery and never-ending moments that run onto the next page.

Or, you might write short sentences. Fragments, even. Simple prose.

Think back to your assignment on sentence lengths. What kinds of sentences do you prefer, or find yourself writing naturally?

Back in November 2014, I wrote a post with the same prompt for NaBloPOMo: If I Could Get Rid of One Worry

Day seventeen prompt was not exactly welcome. I had said it all before.

And I have nothing to add to what I had shared.

Not writing is an option.

I am late anyways.

But replying is also an option.

No reply is out of laziness and not fear.

I cannot bow down to irrelevant reasons.

I won’t post again the same text.  If you want, read the old post. The link is above.

I am fearless of dogs; insects in general, wild animals (in cages); and of many more members of the animal kingdom. Unless they attack me.

I am fearless of flying. Unless there is a scary turbulence.

I am fearless of human beings. Even of those who feel superior for their bank accounts, titles and achievements, and dress arrogance as the new fashion.  Unless they have a gun on my head.

I am fearless of trying new food in foreign countries. Unless they make me sick.

But…since I experienced the taste of loss once…

The biggest fear is… but one thing… losing my beloved ones.

Feeling that taste…prepared me for that though.

You are welcome, fear!

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26 thoughts on “No Fear

    1. So true. This one may always be there, because it’s very abstract as opposed to the ones we can prevent, like for instance a fear of spiders.
      Death is different. Unavoidable. The choice is to face it with strength.
      Thank you so much for these insightful words.
      Have a good weekend.

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  1. That’s a great article with a unique point of view – very sensible and convincing, and something I wish I could do too. Also, your photo is simply stunning – and a great fit with the text!

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  2. I couldn’t comment on your original post, so I will say here that you have hit the nail right on the head with your “one worry”. This is how I’m feeling right now as well.
    Knowing you like I do, you are a strong and fearless woman, no doubt, but warm and generous as well. What a combination! X

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    1. Well, you’ve just asked a wise question. This is an English expression; you made me consider removing it as the readers of the blog are international.
      It means : what are you thinking?
      You’re most welcome!

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  3. Dear Lucile,
    Thank You so much for the follow.
    While reading your blog I was impressed and that I have already expressed, my cursor went to the Follow icon, but suddenly some stupid thoughts came into my mind that I would be lost in your such a big following and you may not care to know about my follow.You have followed me yesterday, that has given me immense boost to my blog. I am not even two months old to this world, I mean very new to this blogging world. I take it a pleasure right now to come into your world.

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    1. Dear Shiva,
      I’m sorry to hear you got impressed but intimidated by my blog following.
      Don’t.
      I’m blogging since one year and one thing I learnt is that what matters most is not my post, even if that is well crafted, but the connection and interactions that I gain from it.,
      The life of a blogger is in the comments area, and that’s where I spend most of the time, replying and exchanging ideas, learning from all of you.
      Welcome back!
      Cheers
      Lucile

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