Panic rising as waves

A maelstrom of fear and worry rages through my brain. The black hole eye of the hurricane consuming all hope and reason.

Panic rising as waves, crashing against a fragile faith. Grasping for a hand to hold me above the churning tempest. Longing to hear the quiet reassurance that this tumult will pass, sweeping clear the flotsam of my troubled heart.

There is no preparation for this storm. No shutters to secure against the battering, no sandbags to hold back the onslaught, nothing but to wait. Wait for whatever may come. Praying the flood washes over me, bruised but whole.

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Quiet.’

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice. And I love your festive new banner. *Shiver*


  2. Robin Hawke says:

    Love the image of the flotsam in a powerful piece, Robin


  3. Kat says:

    Love ‘quiet reassurance’. i look for that feeling everyday.


  4. alisha says:

    absolute. just absolute. you are a beautiful writer.


  5. MaryD says:

    Oh, yeah…& I’ve done the plummet, shrieking things a few times too.


  6. WOWZA!!! Intense! Great writing!


  7. Kathy says:

    I know this feeling… the street art to go along ….so fitting! Have a wonderful week.


  8. Cat says:

    Wow sounds like how I am feeling about the upcoming NaNo.


  9. barbara says:

    could describe so many Survivors I know – appropriate for this month (domestic violence awareness month) also.

    Beautifully – terrifyingly written.


  10. Lance says:

    Yes, passionate is the perfect word.

    I love the last paragraph. It’s intense but thoughtful. Good entry.


  11. Mama Zen says:

    Very intense!


  12. Patti says:

    Oh, you scared me! I didn’t notice the 100-Word logo at first and I thought you were writing about yourself. Excellent writing, Tara. I felt the panic in this.


  13. This is wonderful. It’s great take on the prompt and beautifully written as well as full of passion.


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