It’s hard to believe this challenge is already one third of the way through. January’s story has been more difficult to complete, mainly because I’ve been experiencing wanderlust (aka the intense urge to travel to new places) over the summer. In the end though, that was what made me start asking what if?
What if you visited somewhere you truly never wanted to leave. Could you stay on? Should you? and more importantly, what would you be willing to give up in order to stay there? And there is was. In truth, I’m nut sure if this story is meant to evoke the feeling of wanderlust in others, however I guess as it stands, the emotion/reaction prompt for each month is just that – a prompt. Where it goes is another story.
So after getting wanderlust out of my system it’s time to move on. Time for a change, and after a topic that lends itself – albeit briefly – to thoughts on vacations and summer and following ones dreams and passions; it seemed timely to try for something on the other end of the scale.
Oblivion is defined as “the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening around one.” It’s fair to say that there are vast numbers of oblivious people in all types of context today. From people blocking crowded doorways to those who prefer to turn a blind eye to what’s happening in the world to people who wish oblivion on others, it seems a timely state of mind to explore. Happy writing and good luck.