Dungeon Prompts: Self-Expression

This week’s prompt is:   Self-Expression  

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

― Martha Graham

“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”

― John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups…I want to speak to their souls.”

― John Coltrane

We all have an inborn need to express ourselves.  Most of us in the blogosphere try to do it with writing, but beyond writing there are so many forms of self-expression that we participate in daily.  Whether it be our gait, or the way we cook, the music we listen to, or the words we choose to use, we are constantly giving a little bit of ourselves to the world through our actions.  Tell us about one of your favorite ways to express yourself outside of writing.

The article that you link to this prompt should be a new post written specifically for this assignment. 


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.

To participate, all you’ll need to do is:

1.            Tag your post with: “DungeonPrompts”

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

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


*note: If the pingback doesn’t work, then please leave the link to your post in the comment section.

**If you don’t have a blog please feel free to join the discussion in the comment section.


This week’s contributors are:

Creating Something out of Nothing – It’s a Lonely Place

Where? – Dream Cloud Diaries

R&B and Me – Traces of the Soul

Cookies Forevermore – Rick Cagnolatti

When the Mind is Still, Magic Happens – Living Learning and Letting Go

Prima Dona – MarthaOstout

Expressing Roadsigns – Contemplating Me.in

Self-Expression – Dave Kester


Please, also check out last week’s offerings to Entertain with the Mundane:

Of Obsessions – Anawnimiss

Accident – MarthaOstout 

A Mundane Glimpse of My Soul – Dave Kester

I’ve Got Your Back – Cher Shares

Girls Out Shopping – Traces of the Soul

Pins and Needles – Dream Cloud Diaries

Early Morning Homework – Living, Learning and Letting Go

Mundane Morning – Finale to Entrance 

Mundane – Contemplating Me.in

This Could be Rude – It’s a Lonely Place


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

About the author

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.


  1. Incredible prompt, gorgeous picture, and awesome video!

    I know exactly what I will write about.

    This time it will almost certainly take the whole week to put it together….. but you will hear from me!

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