Weekly writing prompt challenge: Mask

A mask is a hard-working literary metaphor that can be used for a whole range of things. What will yours represent? The identity confusion a mask can cause? A face mask? The mask of a superhero? Of a nurse or doctor? Does wearing a mask stifle you? Make you feel safe? Feel like your freedom is being violated? Do you have a character whose whole persona is a mask they hide behind, perhaps with a personality disorder? Or are they hiding a deep secret, such as that they’re a killer? I can’t wait to see the range of perspectives on this one.

Here’s how to take part:

  1. Write a post, including your 100-word response to the challenge, any words of explanation or inspiration you wish to share, and a link to this challenge page.
  2. Comment on this post with a link to your page so others can see your contribution.
  3. That’s it! Super easy.

This challenge will stay open for one week, then next Thursday, I will post the next challenge!