G is for…

 

My 2015 A to Z Challenge Theme is Quotes & Lines from Literature. Each day I will be posting a favorite quote or a few lines from well known short stories, poems or novels, with the letter of the first name as the A to Z. I’ll have a short write up with each quote, but each quote can also serve as a writing prompt for readers or myself.  I may write a poem or flash fiction based on that quote, or just throw it out there as inspiration. Hopefully you’ll join me in this adventure! I’ll try to include some of my favorite blog finds as I move through the challenge as well.

   

    

I have to confess that I am not totally sure who George Prince is, and a Google search brings up a million websites dedicated to the adorable baby Prince George, but I found this quote in the The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said book by Robert Byrne mentioned previously. 

I thought this quote was both accurate and funny, as well as a great writing prompt. 😀 A fine line between madness and sanity seems a great start, but to then explore the idea that that line is getting finer, or more blurred, or even disappearing entirely would be very interesting to develop. 

Or it could just be a day in the life of a parent. 😉

I’ve done a septoplet based on this prompt, using both madness and sanity. 

I also had a quote from Ghandi, but wasn’t sure the source except as found on quote websites (my favorite being BrainyQuote), so I chose the madness quote. I’m including the Ghandi quote as a bonus, though, since I made that one, too. 😀

 

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By CJS
Sanity 
was fleeting,
if ever really there
Madness
overtook all
or perhaps 
was embraced?