No One Wins Like This

The following is by Writers in the Grove member, Alex Davidson.

Don’t ignore their feelings.
Don’t laugh at them but with them.
Don’t fight but resolve.
This is how we win together.

But this isn’t how the world works.

We ignore the helpless and wicked.
We laugh at and bully those
We find different or scrawny.
We fight only ourselves.
No one wins like this.

Prompt: I’m Fine…When You’re Not

The prompt this week was:

Saying fine when you’re not.

Set yourself a scenario where your characters are in a stressful or bad situation and they have to say that they are fine when they aren’t. They have to be brave. Consider situations of bullying when a child or adult is asked but compelled to respond with “I’m fine” as some form of protection or defense.