Writing Exercises

Prompt Me #7

Today’s prompt is another from Sarina over at Cookie Break. I cannot stress enough how you are missing out if you are not following Cookie Break. You’ve heard it here, folks. I am a huge fan of Sarina’s blog.


Write two prayers for your character: One to be said in private, one to be said in public.

I am going to use this prompt as a little EVO Shift insight exercise. EVO Shift is book two in the EVO Nation series, and my main character, Teddie Leason, is struggling with certain issues and situations. I am still working on EVO Shift, so I hope this exercise will further my progress, and help me take a deeper delve into Teddie’s mindset.

My Public Prayer

You ask me what I pray for at night? But that isn’t the question you should be asking. You should be asking if there is any point bothering to praying at all. I can’t answer that one, but when I look around at the state of the world, at the state of humanity, I want to scream at the heavens to help us.

EVO or Non-EVO shouldn’t be the deciding factor in this war. Wake up and see that humanity is dying. When did we start torturing EVO children in the name of science? When did we start believing we’re superior to the Non-EVO because of an extra chromosome? The planet is spiraling out of control and I want off.

If you feel the need to pray, ask for our humanity to be restored. Perhaps someone up there will take pity, but if it was down to me I’d wash my hands of the lot of us.

My Private Prayer

Are you there? Do you even care? If you can hear me, then hear this- I hate you. I hate you with every ounce of life left in my body! Why are you doing this? Why would you take them from me? They were good people, the best of people. God? Is that what we’re supposed to call you? Tell me what to do. Tell me how to get through this. 

I can’t watch anyone else die. Next time you feel the need to fill your death quota, please do me a favour and knock on my door. I’m done.

Oh, one small side note- I doubt I’d be seeing you either way. After today, I’m probably headed for warmer climes.

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6 thoughts on “Prompt Me #7”

  1. They were both so well done, and the first one gave me goosebumps! It sounds like things are going to hell in EVO Shift, and I can’t wait to read it 🙂 I love what you did with the prompt, very well done, K!
    (And thanks for the awesome shout-out for CookieBreak, too <3)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. I’ve been out shopping in the rain all day, and came home to this 🙂

      Yes, EVO Shift is very dark at the moment, but I don’t see it getting lighter anytime soon. I loved this exercise, so thank you for providing the prompt.

      Always happy to shout out a fab blog!!

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      1. Shopping in the rain is no fun, I know how you feel. It rained all day here yesterday as well, and I got to wait in the rain for my bus in the afternoon and again in the evening.
        I love it when books turn dark. You can’t overdo it, K, bring on the hopelessness!

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