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Prompt-a-Month: Yes

Writers in the Grove Prompt-a-Month badge.The January prompt-a-month for our Writers in the Grove members is a small but powerful word:

Yes

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.

Check out the guidelines and instructions for submissions in the announcement. We’re looking forward to what you will do with this one.

Lost Child

The following is by Veronica Weeks-Basham, a member of Writers in the Grove. It was inspired by Prompt: Being Brave.

I have decided that I don’t exist.
That person died when my parents refused to accept or even see
The person that I was discovering myself to be.
That person, like the mythical Atlantis,
Sank beneath a sea of criticism, disregard and approval
When my being reflected back their own comfortable version of themselves.