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 This week’s prompt is: Patterns

“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns.  Patterns hidden by patterns.  Patterns within patterns.  If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. what we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish.  There is no free will.  There are no variables.”

– Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

“Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a better cage. Truth is outside of all patterns.”

― Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

“For years of our lives the days pass waywardly, featureless, without meaning, without particular happiness or unhappiness. Then, like turning over a tapestry when you have only known the back of it, there is spread the pattern.”

― Jane Gardam, Crusoe’s Daughter

Today’s Prompt:

Our life tends to move in cycles.  From the types of relationships that we get in and out of, to the kinds of jobs that we move through, the swing of our moods, or our change in attitudes towards what is happening around us, there tends to be some uniform repetition.  You probably have noticed a pattern in the coming and goings of these things.  Tell us about one such life cycle, or pattern, that you’ve noticed yourself repeating again and again.

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.

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

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:

Daily Patterns – Toutons Tubas and Other Tales

Daily Patterns 2 – Toutons Tubas and Other Tales

Universal Pattern Templates and Sacred Geometries – Chyfrin

A’pollus Sits Beside the Reflection Pool On the East End of the Archive Complex – Chyfrin

Patterns – Not Just Sassy on the Inside

Tide – Dream Cloud Diaries

Life is but a Music Sheet – The Dirty Diaries

A Pattern of Patterns – Living, Learning and Letting Go

Patterns – Vanbenschoten

A Mound of Earth – Follow Your Shadow

Pattern of Trying to Fall Asleep – Toutons Tubas and Other Tales

Predictable Patterns – Traces of the Soul

The More Things Change – MarthOstout

How about you?


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