Dungeon Prompts: Be Careful What You Wish For

 This week’s prompt is:  Be Careful What You Wish For

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”

– W. Clement Stone

“Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours.”

– James A. Baldwin

Today’s Prompt:

Share with us something that you worked hard for – put your heart and soul into – only realizing after achieving it that you wanted nothing to do with it. Don’t take this as a trot down memory lane. Rather let it be a learning experience for someone else that might not be aware of the full impact of such a decision.

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:

Looking Back Now – Toutons Tubas and Other Tales

Be Careful What You Wish For – Living, Learning and Letting Go

Wishing and Hoping – Dream Cloud Diaries

The Wrong Path? – Not Just Sassy on the Inside

Sometimes Wishing Turns to Life Lessons – Traces of the Soul

Love, Be Careful What You Wish For – Chyfrin

Be Careful What You Do – Self Therapy

Dreams of Ashes – MarthaOsout

How about you?


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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. I’m laughing at myself. I had my normal reaction “This is a great prompt but I don’t have anything to write about.” And then minutes later I realized I do! That pattern happens with almost every Thursday morning prompt.

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