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Weekend Writing Prompt #115 – Judge

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 hosting this weekly party.

Word Prompt



How dare you stand there and judge me

You point your finger

Take pleasure in telling me

That I am stupid

That I am wrong

You tell me I’ve failed

In how I raise my kids

In how I look

In how I keep my house

Whom I choose to bed

How I live my life

You’ve allowed outside forces to distort what you see

Don’t you know loving kindness goes much further?

Use words of love rather than judgment and hate

Time to stop

When you stand in front of the mirror

Speak kindly


81 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #115 – Judge

  1. ⚡️💥Ah, I see the Evil Queen lives in your mirror. When she isn’t, she’s over in mine.
    Great take, Dale! You have a knack for it.


  2. brilliant, just brill! So true too! We all still have lots to learn…
    I did my greatest learning when divorcing my husband. Only then I fully realised that I was ALL RIGHT, that contrary to what I heard over such a far too long time, I well and truly was OK, free, good…. and with learning to love myself and be good to myself, I became also good for others. Goodness breeds goodness, kindness breeds kindness. You said it in 95 words, I bake a novel with 95000 words. Have a great Sunday!


  3. I believe those who criticize others harshly have just found a way of casting how they feel about themselves onto a handy victim, a scapegoat, if you will. We really can’t be fair or kind to others until we accept that we aren’t as wonderful as we’d like to be, nor as worthless and hopeless as that demonic little voice insists we are.

    I once read a book about a girl suffering from anorexia, and it was that condemning voice constantly telling her “You’re a fat pig,” that drove her to starve herself. She called it “the voice of my conscience” where I’d call it “a voice from hell.”


  4. Yes! Yes, be kind! To everyone, but especially to yourself. So easy to say, so difficult to do, and yet … someplace we’d learned harshness toward ourselves. Children aren’t born self-criticizing. They learn to be. We can unlearn it.
    If we can only treat ourselves with the gentleness we give to others — it is a process, but it is oh-so-worth it.
    And may we remind ourselves, and each other, how to be kinder in the mirror.
    Hugs to ya!

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  5. Q,

    Holy smokes! You done read ‘ma mind right there now girlfriend! THAT is more than ninety five words, even if it says ninety five words. And I know you an prove it is ninety five words, in fact. But whoa! So much more, so very much more.

    I had to figure out what your prompt challenge writings remind me of, and I came up with the great Ted Williams. His swing was short and sweet, but mango, did he deliver up some stories in that punch. As you did here, and to such an extent that I won’t even ask for context.

    I’ll just say brava, in double time. And what a swing you got. That too.


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  6. This is great. We are often our own worst judge when it comes to ourselves. We are to harsh most of the time. I think we (I specifically), need to stay away from mirrors.

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  7. Yup 95 words wouldn’t begin to cover this word for me (I am a former legal professional so there’s that additional aspect of the word). Once again you’ve proved how adroit you truly are with language and the expression of beautiful emotions. Well done.

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  8. Two quotes that fit your awesome poetic message:

    I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. ~Dalai Lama

    If people are going to judge me without fully understanding the content of my character, then their opinion just isn’t worth it. ~ Jazz Jennings

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  10. Ooh, love that twist at the end! Didn’t see it coming:). I’ve been trying to practice tolerance of intolerant people . . . not succeeding very well this week. And not sure tolerating them is the answer.

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