Courageous and Afraid

Hello everyone!

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” – The Princess Diaries (2001)

Recently, our country remembered one of the worst attacks on U.S. soil. Many Americans lost their lives including the brave first responders and the passengers on Flight 93. As a nation, we thank the men and women who risked their lives to save others and honor the heroes who paid the ultimate price.

Choose one of the two writing challenges below:

1. (Fiction or Historical Fiction) Create a character who works through fear to do what needs to be done.

2. (Nonfiction) Select a real person from history who pushed through his/her fear. Choose an event from his/her life where the person exhibited courage, and write about that event.

Write courageously!