The theme for NaBloPoMo this month is “Whether,” and is focused on transitions and choices. Participation in NaBloPoMo does not require writing to the theme, but the host is proving 5 writing prompts a week on the theme for those who want to use them. I have not been using the prompts. My life is prompt enough on the theme of transitions these days.
But, I have been reading the prompts and wondering what it would be like to blog using the prompts. So, here is a list of the prompts so far and what I would have written had I followed them.
- How do you feel about uncertainty? Is it exciting or scary?
A little uncertainty is exciting. Too much is scary. The only thing certain in life is that things will change.
- Would you rather have invisibility or the ability to fly?
If I could have the ability to fly and lose my vertigo, I would love to see the world from above. I’ve had too much experience of feeling invisible to ever want to actually be invisible.
- Would you rather travel to space or go deep into the ocean?
Deep into the ocean. I love living things. I would love to go on expeditions looking for the strange beasts that live in the harsh oceanic environments.
- Would you rather make your own choices or have someone make them for you?
For all that I suffer from analysis paralysis, I would rather make all of my own choices rather than have someone else make all of my choices. But, I would prefer it even more if I had fewer choices.
The fact that I want to make my own choices is why I am not following the prompts for this challenge. But, I like the nudge to get out of my mental ruts.
Maybe it is time for me to consider writing to prompts more often.