insects sting

“Insects sting, not in malice, but because they want to live” Friedrich Nietzsche

This is true about some people, making life poignant and circumstances precarious.

bee-at-the-wild-animal-park photo: Jon Sullivan

If you want to render your characters with nuance, you might ask in what way they resemble insects. Complexity can be created in the simplest ways.

Writing Prompt: Select an insect and create a character with their traits. Now use this to evoke the belief that the damage they do is unavoidable.