“Writer’s Island” prompt #15


Welcome! This week’s Writer’s Island prompt is the 15th WIJ “Writer’s Island” prompt. Please share with us what comes to mind when you think: “IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING”.

Whatever it is in this world that you would most like to change, the one thing you think would make the biggest difference, or have the greatest impact — on the world, on yourself, on a friend or loved one, on the future… whatever, please share that with us creatively?

Create whatever you are inspired to create, post it on your blog — then place a link to it here, in the comments section of this post.




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11 responses to ““Writer’s Island” prompt #15

  1. Part II of this ongoing tale fits today’s prompt – Rains of Despair – Part II.

    Here is Part I

  2. b

    I could change one thing….I need to live in the moment! A meme for what we miss!


  3. Elizabeth

    Repercussions and Counting The Cost


  4. haven’t been back in awhile but this week’s prompt was something i could not resist… emancipation

  5. Rinkly Rimes

    Dear Rob,
    Thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful reply to my ‘Change’ piece. I put things on to my Ett Settera blog that don’t seem to fit on either my Poetry or my Personal Life blogs (Rinkly Rimes and Plus). I rarely get comments, so I rarely check and I was delighted to find your response. It’s wonderful to find ‘Like minds’. I’ve been intrigued by the ‘atheist’ posters which have been on show in Britain but refused here! It seems to me ‘unbelievers’ should have a voice as I sometimes feel it’s the only sane one!

  6. writersisland

    Hi Brenda –

    The voice of reason and sanity seems, at times, difficult to find in these times of people needing “absolute answers”. I understand that the world is at a high level of human stress right now, and that this particular situation drives people to seek the security of ‘fundamental answers’ — but, like it or not, not everything has a definitive answer.

    The existence of an ‘ultimate cause’, and the essential nature of things, are unknown and unknowable to the finite human mind — so blind belief (faith), and acting on blind belief in ways that impact and/or restrict and/or harm other human beings is irrational, prejudicial, and extremely dangerous… to say the least.

    Given the fact that I can neither prove the existence of an ‘ultimate cause’, nor can I prove there is not such, and given my respect and concern for the freedom and well-being of humankind and our earth — I see myself as an agnostic-humanist… which may be a redundancy, but it is how I most comfortably describe myself.

    As to Richard Dawkins’ public atheist posters, I would modify his slogan to read, “We cannot know if there is a god or not, so stop worrying and enjoy your life”. However, suppressing his right to publicly state his position, is precisely the repressive (fascist) result of fundamentalist ‘belief systems’ that is truly dangerous… and threatens the basic freedoms and essential growth in wisdom of all human beings.

    This self-righteous repression is what brought about the Dark Ages, and I never want to see humankind go back there again. If I could effect this one important change, to eliminate self-righteous repression from the world, I would — immediately and forever.

    Well, I’m stepping down from my soapbox now, but I enjoyed hearing from you — and please continue your contributions here to Writer’s Island Journals, and the other writing prompt blog sites out there. Your insight is refreshing.


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