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Weekend Writing Prompt #103 – Vulnerable

When I saw this one, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. Brené Brown‘s “Daring Greatly” speaks to me as I have always been afraid of allowing myself to be vulnerable.  Go figure.

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.  Thank you, Sammi, for holding this weekly challenge.

Word Prompt



Allowing yourself to be vulnerable

is not weakness

It is when you are most courageous

Because you show your true self



82 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #103 – Vulnerable

  1. Q,

    First of all, this is BEAUTIFUL (And the pic too, ;). You are so dang good at these mini-challenges, tucking the most boom inside the fewest words. And to do this in twenty one words is just . . welp, you are the mistress of mayhem when it comes to doing these, I told you that already.

    So much here. It’s such a lovely, strong, willful piece of writing. And the truth in it is what makes the whole wonderful thing bloom. It’s like beauty and might, wrapped in twenty one words! Sorry, I keep repeating myself, but holy smokes girl.

    You done outdid yourself. Again!

    Did I mention the pic is lovely goodness? 🙂

    B(ig) Fan

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  2. You wrapped that great truth in such few words – and added a great selfie – you are my queen of short stories too!
    And funny how life works, I had my sis’ visit a few days ago, we spoke about how difficult it can be to know when to show our feelings, advice, our vulnerability to our dearest (in this case our children) and how much courage it takes sometimes to do it or NOT to do it – and bang, you’ve come up with the perfect ‘identification’ of the word!!!
    I am prepared for much more vulnerability the older I get. I’m less afraid to cry rivers when I feel like it, to show my frustration, joy, involvement…. to be more ‘approachable’ – to life itself.

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    • Aww, thank you, Kiki!
      I think I am more and more prepared to allow my vulnerability to show. I used to keep everything close to avoid pain. And yet, it also stops you from receiving the joy you could if you let it be.

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  3. Sorry for the delay. We have been no-stop, on the road from Friday til last night. I love your piece. So many are afraid to show their vulnerabilities because they believe that not only is it a weakness, but it will come back to haunt them eventually. I believe, right or wrong, that it can strengthen bonds with those you care about because you are willing to show your true self. Great job.

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    • Delay, Schmelay! There is no time constraints on this stuff. I appreciate your stopping by when you do, Jan.
      It has not been easy to allow myself to be vulnerable. I guess that comes from years of teasing or lacking self-confidence in certain aspects. One of the good things about getting older is feeling more comfortable in one’s own skin, thereby allowing more to show…

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    • I love that you have found your way back to an older piece like this… I had to go see what it was about!
      It is not easy to be vulnerable!


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