Dungeon Prompts: Our Hidden Modus Operandi

This week’s prompt is:  Our Hidden Modus Operandi 

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

– John Wooden

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

– William Shakespeare

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

– Nelson Mandela


These are all great viewpoints quoted above, but even if they inspire us, do we really live by them?  There are philosophies we love and life paths that motivate us and then there are the mental habits that we always fall back on.  This week don’t write about the philosophy that you want to live by, but rather the one that you actually practice.  For example, a person could say that they believe in going after what they want, and walk this world with their head held high and their chest out, but on the inside they’re always playing it safe.  Forget for a moment that we are constantly trying to project who we want the world to see, and let’s talk about the philosophies that we are really operating under.  Give us a glimpse of your hidden modus operandi.


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:

Struggles with Conflict – Living, Learning and Letting Go

Rebirth – Dream Cloud Diaries

Peace Escapes Me – The Seeker’s Dungeon

Strike Forward to Let Go – Weaver Grace 

I Take Roundabouts – Traces of the Soul

Empty – Read Me My Writes

Remember Fear – MarthaOstout 

Hidden Modus Operandi – DCTdesigns Creative Canvas


Please, also check out last week’s offerings on Self-Expression:

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


14 thoughts on “Dungeon Prompts: Our Hidden Modus Operandi

  1. Its hard to write this one. If I live by my rules will disappoint a lot, even though I want a lot for myself, my family has put a lot of pressure on me. Before writing any philosophy or say I live by this, I may have to courage to get their first.

    But a great post and a great inspiration to look into something.


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