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Weekend Writing Prompt #135 – Barricade

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.

Word Prompt

Barricade

Challenge

So, I feel it’s quite alright to do a weekend prompt on a Monday when there will be none the following week, right? Right.  Thanks for hosting, Sammi!

 

A Blessing and a Curse

It is both a blessing and a curse to have a welcoming disposition. There is something heartwarming about knowing that my home is inviting, that it is a place where one feels comfortably at ease and wanted.

That said, I do not live alone. And guess what? My kids’ friends also feel that my home is welcoming, inviting and a place to feel comfortably at ease and wanted.  So much so, they just waltz in, doorbell unrung!

There are days I would like to set up a barricade to keep them out!

You know those days when you just want to be in your bubble and do your own thing without having anyone breathe your air. And no matter they are downstairs and you up. They’re THERE, and you know it. Which is enough.

 

71 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #135 – Barricade

  1. Ah, yeah! I hear them are called boundaries and that them are good things overall and that sometimes they need an extra dose of enforcing … Though, I hear ya also on the beauty of a welcoming home (which not all homes are, mind). Ah, the dilemma.
    And boundaries are cool, but that don’t make them much fun. So there’s that.
    Happy FBF (Fruitful Barricade Fantasies) to ya!

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  2. Dear Dale,

    I’m not surprised by your dilemma. You are indeed a welcoming soul, but we all need space. And don’t we know about others breathing our air. 😉 A great term I picked up from a Canadian friend.
    Perfect use of the prompt. Whatevah shall we do next weekend?

    Shalom and lotsa boundary-respecting hugs,

    Rochelle

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  3. Fear
    Insecurity
    and
    Doubt

    Heart
    Soul
    and
    Brain

    Friends
    Family
    and
    Co-workers

    Barricades
    Road blocks
    and
    Interference

    Stopping
    Preventing
    and
    Halting

    Dreams die
    Hopes fade
    And
    Life unlived

    Turn around
    Try anew
    and
    Knock them down

    Life
    Joy
    and
    Happiness

    Explore
    Experience
    and
    Excite

    Barricades
    Walls
    and
    Pitfalls

    Ignore
    Overcome
    and
    Dominate

    Be you
    Be real
    and
    Be honest

    Be brave
    Have courage
    and
    Live A Life

    Free
    Untethered
    and
    True

    No barricades
    No fear
    and
    Nothing but love

    Okay, I didn’t get close to the word count, but it’s kind of going on and on and on. And it’s also just a spur of the moment thing that likely doesn’t make any sense at all.

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  4. Q,

    You are the legit Mama Teresa of domestic goddesses!

    I cannot relate to this in the least since I was NOT the place where my kid’s friends gathered. Polar opposite in fact, LOL. I had little use or patience for kids that weren’t mine, and it showed. I can count on one hand how many of their friends made our scene over the years.

    On the plus side, one of them ended up marrying Damian, so it was quality over quantity. Yeah, Imma go with that. Of course, maybe it will never make up for the reputation I deservedly earned back in the day, but it’s something?

    And yeah no . . my air is mine to breathe kiddos. 😉

    B

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  5. I get it!
    I live on a main artery in the city. Pals from the burbs love popping in, unannounced, when they are down town.
    I love being alone in my apartment.
    The doorbell broke about 19 years ago.
    I’ve never had it fixed. Just….. taking my time.

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