Weekend Writing Prompt #148 – Somnambulist

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.  This was no easy one, Sammi!  Thanks for pushing me (whether you know it or not 😉 )

Word Prompt



Exist or Live


He went through life by rote

Everywhere he went, he had been multiple times before

Same times, same movements, same trajectory

Like a somnambulist, he moved through existence

Never tripping, never seeing, never remembering


There was a danger in waking him, they said



Yes, there is


If living life instead of existing is dangerous

If stepping outside the path

means experiencing both joys and sorrows

if awakening means seeing, smelling, feeling, tasting


By all means

Live dangerously