Twittering Tales – Take the Plunge

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He used to live in a bubble; his wall plastered with positive signs to help him on the road ahead.

He’d felt trapped, wanting to scream. In order to live you have to step into reality.

Looking back, he’d made the right choice, there are no greater regrets than for a life unlived.

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This tale was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales challenge, click on the link below:

Twittering Tales #158 – 15 October 2019


I have also included the following word prompts:


FOWC with Fandango — Ahead



Wilfull Neglect – A Poem of Oblivious Joy.

I am in my bubble

and all is right with the world

I don’t see that woman

begging with her hands out-held


I don’t see the children

running barefoot through the mud

or the beaten donkeys

coloured red with their own blood


I don’t watch the adverts

on the television screen

So I don’t see the suffering 

thousands in our world so green.


I refuse to watch the news

Its grim and dark despairing

I haven’t seen world leaders

with their faces so uncaring.


I don’t answer the door

when charities come knocking

So I am not aware of

the plight that’s oh so Shocking

of the leopards, lions,

tigers, bears and the need for water

the starving, dying millions,

someones beloved son or daughter.


I am happy dreaming here

All content and full of mirth

I am in my bubble

I see no problems on this Earth. 


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 06/May/2018


via Daily Prompt: Bubble