Prompt–Thursday, August 18

I was on Twitter today and noticed W.W. Norton shared the following link.

http://wwnorton.tumblr.com/post/9081381284/it-is-the-novelists-innate-cowardice-that-makes

They shared a quote from Anthony Burgess.

So write about cowardice.

Here’s mine.

I was a coward once. A space traveler who had a fear of open spaces. A bug terminator afraid to be near anything with more than four legs.

Okay, so maybe more than once.

But that’s not the point.

So what is the point? The fact that I overcame those fears. Eventually. With a lot of hard work. And effort. I tried and tried again. Exposed myself to large spaces where anything could happen to letting bugs crawl over my toes and fingers without moving to flick them off.

I’m still a coward. But I can be in open spaces and touch anything that legs, especially if they have more than four.

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