To Sleep Perchance to Dream #mfrwauthor

Welcome to Week 44 of the 2018 MFRW challenge. Each week we are challenged to write a thoughtful, informative post about writing craft, the writing life, or sometimes, something even more personal.

This topic is close to that from Week 35. The difference is the one between irrational and biggest. Irrational implies not governed by reason, mental clarity, or understanding. Which would mean this week could be something a reasonable person would be afraid of. If you live in a high crime area, it would not be irrational to fear being shot or attacked. Whereas if you live in the penthouse apartment of a high-rise building in a major city, the fear of a bear breaking into your apartment would not be reasonable.

I used to think my greatest fear was losing my eyesight. Going blind would be hell on earth for a writer. But these days if the mind remained sharp, technology could help. And audio books to satisfy the need to read.

But fear of something else now takes the top spot. My greatest fear is being trapped, of having a stroke or heart attack which leaves my mind alert but unable to control my body.

I don't want to dwell on the topic so I'm off to sleep, perchance to dream of flying with dragons.

The list of the other posts in the hop is below. ~till next time, Helen


  1. Losing my eyesight is a big fear for me. Having Macular Degeneration doesn't help that fear by any means. I hope you had pleasant dreams of flying with your dragons.

    1. Cataracts are my issue right now. Although the treatment is easier and quicker now, it doesn't do much good if its out of reach. And yes flying with dragons was serene and comforting.

  2. I firmly believe that not all fears need to be faced, so enjoy flying with dragons. I do.

    1. I totally agree that not all fears need to be faced. Thanks for stopping by.


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