Dungeon Prompts: Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

 This week’s prompt is: Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”

― Shannon L. Alder

“Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones. We have to break the rules. And we have to discover the sensuality of fear. We need to face it, challenge it, dance with it.”

― Kyra Davis

“We are so accustomed to the comforts of “I cannot”, “I do not want to” and “it is too difficult” that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are not achieving greatness. We have made ourselves weak.”

― Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

Today’s Prompt:

This week, let’s step out of our blogging boxes and shake things up. If you normally write poetry try writing prose. Or if you normally write freestyle poetry, try writing a sonnet. If you normally write in the first person, write in the third person instead. If you normally write about other people, write about yourself. If you normally write a hundred words, try writing eight hundred. If you normally write over a thousand words, try writing a haiku (without a thousand words of explanation).

This week’s prompt is just to get uncomfortable and try something different. If you’re having problems coming up with ideas than think about a blogger who is the opposite of you (not in ideology, but in style) and pretend that you are them. But don’t lose your message through sloppiness. If you normally write a thousand words and are trying to write a haiku instead, don’t just throw a haiku up there. Try to deliver the essence of your message in that haiku. If you normally write well-crafted poetry, where every word has meaning, don’t just write eight hundred words of gibberish to get it done. You should still be demanding with your language.

Oh… and, don’t forget to have fun.

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:

Wisdom – Self Therapy

Eva, lost little girl – Chyfrin

The Zone – Dream Cloud Diaries

Limerick: A Lament – Cronechronicler

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone – Living, Learning and Letting Go

The Audience Awaits – Baldypoems

Stranger Danger – Traces of the Soul

A Break From Poetry – Follow Your Shadow

Out of My Comfort Zone – Vanbenschoten

Spread Your Beauty – Chasing Life and Finding Dreams

Shades of Settling – Nik’s Place

Itchy, Six Word Saturday – 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.


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