|My entry in this week's Single Frame Stories challenge. The prompt is "simple".|
My knee-jerk reaction to a prompt that doesn't initially inspire me is probably a lot like my social network friend's. I respond to it emotionally, as if some external authority figure is trying to tell me what to do. I resolve to not waste my time on such an unworthy idea and turn my mind to other matters. But there's something in me that won't let go. I find my mind turning to the prompt at odd times, in the midst of some random activity, or as I fall to sleep or awaken. So although my conscious mind has rejected it, my subconscious mind has received it as a seed. Eventually, an idea emerges and I end up contributing one or more works. Not always brilliant. Sometimes cliched. But almost always providing me with some fresh insight that I would have otherwise not experienced.