Facing Personal Demons

Write a tale where your main character confronts their deepest fears and insecurities.

Everyone has inner demons—personal fears, insecurities, or traumatic memories that they usually conceal. This prompt invites you to develop a character facing and wrestling with their demons. Ponder your character’s darkest dread, their coping mechanisms, their evasion, and the moment of confrontation. How does this struggle impact their actions, their relationships, and their view of the world? This exercise of shadow-work can invoke deep empathy, compassion, and rooting for the character among readers.

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