Dungeon Prompts: Settling for Less

This week’s prompt is: Settling for Less

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”

– Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“Perfect doesn’t exist for people like us, Bartholomew. Passable. That’s what I want. Just simply passable. If I could have a passable existence, I think I’d be very grateful.”

– Matthew Quick, The Good Luck of Right Now

“Everybody he knew was going quietly mad from being tied on a leash that was too short.”

– Harry Crews, An American Family: The Baby with the Curious Markings

 Today’s Prompt:

We’re all taught not to settle for less, but frankly settling is just a part of life that we all tend to come to terms with.  Whether it’s the job, the relationship, the house, the school, at some point we all are settling for less than what we think we’re worth.  Tell us about an aspect of your life where you are currently settling for less.


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


The Settling for Less Prompt contributors are:

Lesser – Dream Cloud Diaries

Or Not… – Martha0stout

Settling for Less – A Writer’s Word

Rainfall – Dragon in the Night Sky

Blessing the Illusions – The Seeker’s Dungeon



Featured image by Mūsdienu domātājs Sieviete via http://www.spoki.tvnet.lv

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. Wow! Haven’t seen this video. It gives meaning to my wanting to have a bonfire and burn everything ‘he’ left to which ‘he’ said, “You wouldn’t do that.” And I replied, “Oh, but wouldn’t I ?” 😉

    I remember reading a story (I think it came from Oprah Winfrey) where the guy had an affair and came clean after he and his wife moved–he wanted to work it out (I think he was sincere but why did he wait?). The wife found herself getting up in the middle of the night and cutting holes in his dress shirts…I’m laughing. I thought that was very therapeutic for her and him — to see how much pain he caused her. I think that gave me the inspiration I needed to keep going especially when I found out how many lies were told. I seem so naive at times. Great prompt. We all settle for something. We must make peace with it to be happy or suffer the consequences. 🙂

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