Muse on Monday – May 9, 2022

When we think of conflict, we often think of very dramatic things: wars, murders, and attacking creatures if it’s external or fights, gossip and backstabbing if it is interpersonal conflict.

However, conflict does not always have to be big. It could be as subtle as a girl trying to get a particular seat in class or a man trying to steal his neighbor’s pudding cup in a nursing home. What is interesting to the reader is why. Why does she want that particular seat or why is he trying to steal the pudding cup? You can make any conflict engaging by drawing the reader in and making them care about the characters and situation.

This week’s prompt:

Write a story with a very subtle source of conflict.

This can be internal or external. You decide, but make it something that most people would not notice if it happened in real life and something you’ve never read about before.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at or submit it at the link here for a chance to have it posted with next week’s prompt.

Have a good week!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. This might be with the exception of the cliffhanger, my favorite graphic. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like it too.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. So much. Like being up in a tree looking down. 🙂


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