Dungeon Prompts: Fear, How Do You Use It?


Dungeon PromptsThis week’s prompt is: Fear, how do you use it? 

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

– John Lennon

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

– C. JoyBell C.

“Bran thought about it.  ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.”

– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 Today’s Prompt:

There is a little boy or girl, like in the video above, within us all.  We all come to moments in our life where we are gripped with fear.  How we use that fear is what determines our success in these situations.

How do you relate to fear?  Does it consume you?  Do you block it out?  Do you use fear as a motivating factor, or does it sway you from the path that you are going down?  What are you afraid of?  Tell us about it.

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

Dungeon Prompts can be a vehicle for us to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit. Take the prompt, 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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**If you don’t have a blog please feel free to join the discussion in the comment section

Be sure and come back to check out the other prompt contributors throughout the week. Comment on their posts and let them know what you think.  Together we can help create a community of great writers and honest seekers.  We are a mad blend, let us honor the wisdom within.


Prompt Contributors:

Noli metue, apprende articulus – Tea With Anne

Untrustworthy – Nik’s Place

Another Milestone – Dream Cloud Diaries

The Greater the Pleasure – The Seeker’s Dungeon

Reflections on Fear – Living, Learning and Letting Go

How Do I Use Fear – Dave Kester

Conceal – Be Good.

Fear Not, I am With You – MarthaOstout

How about you?


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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.


  1. Reblogged this on Pocket Full of Words and commented:
    This is a great post for anyone who has faced fear (that’s all of us I imagine) and how we deal with it. It also has a perfect example of a little boy who sang on Britain’s Got Talent. Then a prompt to write how you deal with fear, etc.

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