Creative Prompt #154: Escape

escape paintball

Escape from Alcatraz

By Emily Dickinson

I never hear the word “Escape”
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation –
A flying attitude!
I never hear of prisons broad
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars
Only to fail again!

Escape from New York

a computer game

the Great Escape

escape fate

escape the maze


Definition: [ih-skeyp] Show IPAverb, es·caped, es·cap·ing, noun, adjective, verb (used without object). 1. to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty: to escape from jail. 2. to slip away from pursuit or peril; avoid capture, punishment, or any threatened evil. issue from a confining enclosure, as a fluid. 4. to slip away; fade: The words escaped from memory. 5. Botany . (of an originally cultivated plant) to grow wild. verb (used with object):  7. to slip away from or elude (pursuers, captors, etc.): He escaped the police. 8. to succeed in avoiding (any threatened or possible danger or evil): She escaped capture. 9. to elude (one’s memory, notice, search, etc.). 10. to fail to be noticed or recollected by (a person): Her reply escapes me. 11. (of a sound or utterance) to slip from or be expressed by (a person, one’s lips, etc.) inadvertently.

Ford Escape SUV

Her name escapes me

escape the room

escapism: is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general sadness. (Wikipedia)

prison break

Escape”, a song by Journey from the album Escape

to elude

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to succeed in avoiding



Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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