Story Prompt Friday: What Are You Going Through?


I took a risk to ask my friend, "What are you going through?" What happened next? 


I came across something the author Simone Weil wrote.  “The love of our neighbor in all its fullness means being able to say to her, ‘What are you going through?’”  

I wondered what would happen if I took a risk to ask that question. What did I have to lose? As my dear Canadian storytelling friend Michelle would say: “If you don’t go you won’t know so give it a go!” 

I did ask the question of my friend. In turn, I received a story of intrigue, despair, resilience, change, courage, and resolution. I don’t know if I was able to help my friend with my question; but I can’t say that I didn’t help her. 

Story Prompt 

There is something about this question that goes so far beyond: "How ya doin’?" Give it a go! Ask the question. Maybe begin with your own good self, “What are you going through?", listen to what’s being shared, and then Write That Story! 

Story Prompt Friday: What Are You Going Through? written by Diane F. Wyzga in association with Beauty & the Beast Publishing. Photo: Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash.        

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