Prompt Series

No.52 Wretch to Warrior

“From wretch to warrior love gives a man strength. Often at the cost of his mind.”

― Father Pyrlig, The Last Kingdom (S2E8)

This week's prompt comes from the bingeable Netflix show, The Last Kingdom. I would be lying if I said I didn’t sit entranced by this winding story of a young, Saxon warrior a couple months back.

How does love affect us and what is the source of its strength? Where is the tipping point at which love turns from beautiful to destructive? Is it worth it? These are the questions we will address in our latest prompt.

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