99 Words Prompt – Anxiety

February 7, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes anxiety. Who has anxiety or what is the source? Is there conflict? How can you use anxiety to further a story? Go where the prompt leads!Submit by February 12, 2022. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form. The Collection publishes on the Wednesday following the next Challenge. Rules & Guidelines.

Submit by February 12, 2022. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form. The Collection publishes on the Wednesday following the next Challenge. Rules & Guidelines.

Agoraphobia

I told million times I won’t come, it wasn’t a lie

Mingle with scary crowd? I’d rather die

As I stood inside the crowded park

Jesus statue beside was the landmark

Dark cross shaped mole was my birth mark

I jumped for the noise of black dog bark

I want to escape this before I faint

Forgive my friends? I am no saint

Million times, I said I have anxiety

Don’t look at me like it’s an abnormality

We all have issues, and I have this anxiety

It’s not a disorder

Now listen to my order

I’m going home.

Thanks for reading.

Dealing with social anxiety is not easy, I am also having this issue, If you also have, you are not alone. I’m here🏋️. Stay with right people who will support you.

15 thoughts on “99 Words Prompt – Anxiety

  1. Thank you Charli, now I feel it’s an Ode kind 😍 I wrote it without thinking of how the pattern goes. ☺️ Looking forward to see others submissions.

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  2. That’s me too. I hate crowds, also before Covid. Not sure why, but I simply don’t take crowds ☺️. And I feel it’s perfectly normal ☺️. Thank you for reading 🥰🥰

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  3. While no expert, following these can help perhaps:
    1)Be focused on your own things. Do not start thinking “What would others think?”
    2)Do not get into “see my WhatsApp status”, “why should I see someone’s WhatsApp status”
    3)If someone says you are like X or Y and you initially do not like it, after some time say “I was destined to be like this, what can I do? ” and kind of walk away or shift to another topic.

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  4. Thanks Piyush. This is one good thing to be followed by kids these days. Social anxiety I mentioned here is about the crowd, there will be an unknown fear or short of breath that occurs when in crowd, sometime you even feel like to faint. This is something parents should work on kids, they should let them out on crowds and public to go away these anxiety issues.

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  5. You’re welcome and thanks for writing! Anxiety/panic gets more exposure now that it ever did but I still don’t think people who deal with it understand. A room/place full of people is a joy for them and a “scary crowd” for others.

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