Dungeon Prompts: Friendship


This week’s prompt is:  Friendship 


Photo by Artist Aleksandra Kerzhentceva. Check her out at http://www.kerzhentceva.com/
Photo by Artist Aleksandra Kerzhentceva. Check her out at http://www.kerzhentceva.com/

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”

– Henri Nouwen

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”

– Arnold H. Glasow

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”

– C. S. Lewis

Are friends the only ones that will stand by us no matter what, or are friends the ones who will tell us clearly when we are in the wrong?  Friendship takes a lot of forms and means different things to different people.  What does it mean to you?

Suggested Prompts:

*When did you know that someone was truly a friend? Are you a good friend to others?  Do you like to have many friends or do you tend to only allow a couple of people to get close to you?  What do you expect from your friends? How has what you’ve needed from your friends changed from when you were a child to your present experience? Do you expect your friends to meet the same standards that you set for yourself? Do friends expect more from you than you are willing to give?  Is there a selfish aspect to friendship?  What does friendship mean to you?

*Write a short story, poem, or share a picture or song that talks about friendship.

*Any inspired offering that somehow relates to the idea of a friend.

Dungeon Prompts are meant to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit.  Explore the recesses of your mind and get back with a poem, story, essay or creative offering.  Link your post to this specific prompt page and I’ll share your link back with our readers.

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2.            Link back to this page in the body of your post *

3.            Dive deep within and give us a glimpse of your soul!**


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This week’s contributors are:

Ottava Rima, You – Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Friendship – Let There Be Peace On Earth

From Friendship to Astrophysics – SplitSpeak

Blended Souls – Dream Cloud Diaries

Am I Alone – MarthaOstout

A Vow of Friendship – Traces of the Soul

Precious Friendships – Stop the Stigma with Cher Shares

Round One: Approval vs Support – Marsnplato

The Little Old Lady that Lived – Traces of the Soul

Friendship – Writing Works in Progress


Please, also check out last week’s offerings on Peace

Through the eyes of a 12 year old – Follow Your Shadow

Do you know Peace? – Emotion at Peek

Peace of Mind – Traces of the Soul

Finding Peace – Howanxious

The ABC of Peace – SplitSpeak

Somehow, this makes sense – MathaOstout

What is Peace? – Stop the Stigma with Cher Shares

Achieve Peace Within Yourself – Life As it is

Bricks and Stones – The Arkside of Thought

The Horizon of Peace – The Arkside of Thought

Quatern: Peace – Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

A Friend Should Be – MarthaOstout


Featured photo from Vivek Subramoniam

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I am a King without a Kingdom, in a world with many masters, wrapped in the spoils of a jealous heart, and my people’s callous laughter.


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