July 2016 – Nerve

Dear Damsels,

Our theme for July is NERVE.

It’s something you can hold – and something you can lose. The difference between acting courageously, boldly, or not acting at all.

We wish we had more of it, wish we were able to summon it in daunting situations. The deep breath before entering a room.

On first times, first dates, hundreds of firsts, it becomes the nervousness we can’t shake, the butterflies that don’t settle, the blush that rushes to our cheeks.

It’s raw – guarded, sensitive. That part of you that is kept hidden, scared of exposure.

So hold it, feel it – just don’t lose your nerve. Pick up your pen and tell us your story. We can’t wait to hear it.

For more information on the kind of thing we like to see, please see our submission guidelines. Our deadline for any pieces
is Monday 27th June.

Thanks and love,

DD x

Submissions are no longer being accepted for this theme.You can read the contributions below. 

 

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