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Weekend Writing Prompt #187 – Niggle

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. Always a thanks to Sammi for hosting this.

Okay, okay… blame the sappy series I’ve been convinced to watch for this little story. I completely borrowed one of the story lines 😉

Listen to the Niggle

Between sobs, she hiccupped, “Why doesn’t he want to be with me?”

“He told you he didn’t want a relationship, what did you expect?”

“I thought –  maybe – I love him!”

“Did he say it back?


“Didn’t you feel a niggle in your gut?”

“I ignored it.”

“Remember what Maya said?”

“‘When someone tells you who they are, believe them.’ I’m such an idiot!”

“Dreamer, maybe…”


81 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #187 – Niggle

  1. Yep, that niggle in the heart. I’d say a Mrs. Gardener knew it, too … if in a very different way 😉 (oh, yeah, shameful plug for “Outlawed Hope.”)
    And … this was fab, because it immediately tugged on another story I know well … which is what good stories do.
    xx Na’ama

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  2. Tiny niggles grow to giant warnings ..tell me how we manage to turn a blind eye until it’s too late. I always say the slightest niggle and I am off! Do I …never…
    Beautiful video I loved it. Absolutely brilliantly written Dale 💜🎄

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  3. That’s the one, that niggle deep down, when your friend says, never believe a man who says he’s honest, cos he’s not, he’s a con. And that niggle persists. Believe in that niggle. It’s our 4 minute warning, 🙂

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  4. Q

    I always have to listen to the niggle, even if I never called it a niggle because I never knew it WAS called a niggle. And truth be told . . that word! It’s just . . . I dunno. Couldn’t they have come up with another word? Would it have killed them to stay in the lab another five minutes in order to figure out a better word?

    And I think the reason most don’t believe it when someone tells you who they are is because they’re not listening in the first place. I’d venture that many a niggle was of the self inflicted variety.

    That word . . . I can’t get past it.


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