The Daily Prompt – July 25th


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.


The Prompt:

Title, theme, refrain, or final word – Remember to Breathe…


(use the phrase “Remember to breathe” as the title, theme, refrain, or final word of your writing)


  1. The Running Son

    Remember to breath, buddy.
    This will only hurt if you resist or
    look at me funny. I’m a specialist–
    the Dr is in. Only got a nickle
    or no money? Lucy makes you pay
    in blood—my bedside manner
    is a flood wave crashing in to
    blood banks and I’m O positive
    when I’m done God will give thanks.
    No more Zoloft!
    A Banner year off, and I’m loving it!
    My blood thick with Prozac, Ritalin,
    Ativan and tiger’s piss. So maybe I
    act like Hannibal
    with a stomach growl as I relish
    each . and . every . vowel
    from your quivering jowls as
    you insist you never ever touch
    little kids…but, breathe and relax,
    Buddy. You wont be touching
    much at all, after tomorrow.
    -• RunningSon •-
    (no peckerwood pervert assholes were harmed in the imagining of this poem)
    psa: ppl that abuse children suck

  2. Sandra D

    Lived my life quite episodically

    Trauma appearing spasmodically

    Dealing with stress methodically

    Receiving assistance periodically

    Remember to breathe…

    Sheltering my siblings from apparent danger

    From the man who morphed from dad to stranger

    Mom’s life and safety he’d constantly endanger

    Made my grandfather the exit arranger

    Remember to breathe…

    Children are a blessing or so I was told

    17 going on 18 I felt pretty bold

    Because a little boy did my body hold

    For 9 long months, nobody I told

    Remember to breathe…

    Toddler #2 was quite the explorer

    Burned himself badly, oh what a horror

    First, second and third degree terror

    Turned me into a shame and guilt wearer

    Remember to breathe…

    Life can be quite the affair

    One for which you can not prepare

    But thrill seekers beware

    Of possible despair

    If you don’t

    Remember to breathe.

    1. J. Gabriel Allan

      Excellent – I’m reading this using the sketchy, free wifi at the Nassau airport. I’ll be adding this submission to the “Best Of” section when I am plugged back in.

      Thank you for sharing

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