The siren’s call

A possession not wholly unwelcome. A fervent drive, wild and unrelenting.

No priest called, no rosary prayed. Holy water won’t cleanse my soul of this yearning. While in its grip, I can’t deny its dominion over me. I can’t simply walk way, ignoring its haunting siren’s song.

If I fight against its enthralling pull, my heart races, my breathing quickens. I pace the floor like a caged animal, my mind can’t focus. If I can’t satisfy its demands, I am crestfallen.

If only I surrender, my mania shall surely pass. These solitary hours wandering the woods feed my hungry spirit.

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 ‘Possession.’

100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. This week’s challenge is inspired by OK Go, ‘This Too Shall Pass’

  1. Our creativity does own us, doesn’t it?

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  2. What a marvelous 100 words. I could really relate to this!

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  3. Yes! I know exactly how this feels and you have put words to that obsession/possession. Ahhhh! I feel better knowing someone else knows what it’s like.

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  4. You portrayed this feeling perfectly.

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  5. amazingly well captured. You did a great job with the possession prompt, I understand this feeling.

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  6. On my good days, this is exactly how I write. I drop everything and just start pounding on the keys until I’m drained.

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  7. The enthralling pull sentence is amazing

    The word selection on this way if perfect. You slayed the prompts.

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  8. Tara, your writing always inspires me. This is beautiful.

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  9. I think anyone who is remotely creative can relate. Writing, photography, painting…it all gives that release.

    Small critique: Shouldn’t this sentence be joined? If I fight against its enthralling pull. My heart races, my breathing quickens.

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    1. Ack! Yes! I rewrote that several times, and just missed the punctuation. Thanks!

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  10. I thought sure there were going to be cookies at the end of this. 🙂

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    1. Oh yes! Cookies or wine would also be very apropos.

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  11. Oooh – great combination. For me, that kind of possession is writing.

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