PS: I got an internship recently, and this is how I feel everyday. Credits: The Mighty What are you doing? I am trying to understand this code. You have to admit it is way beyond your comprehension. No I got this. You will screw up. They will know you are a fraud. Shut up! You … Continue reading Internship Monologues
( ( Calling Uncle Bob Have you ever faced a difficult situation when you had to choose between sorting it out yourself, or asking someone else for an easy fix? What did you choose — and would you make the same choice today?)) As I sat preparing for my exams my dog Jimmy decided that … Continue reading Words….
( Pains and Gains Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?) I haven't written in a ten days. Neither fiction nor reality. I hardly checked other people's blogs either. I have no clue about what's happening in their lives either. I could … Continue reading Numbness
(Handmade Tales Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?) Fiction: The huge metal exoskeleton looked at him. His red LED eyes could … Continue reading Who Made You?
(Back to Life After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?) Feel human again? That's new. Post exam/stress condition: My right hand is numb, pains all over the arm. Writing so much has … Continue reading Resuscitation
(DAILY PROMPT Age-Old Questions “Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?) I'm a twenty years old kid. Yes I still am a kid. Just because I crossed the threshold of eighteen doesn't change it. Neither does the … Continue reading Age is
Daily prompt ( Strike a Chord Do you play an instrument? Is there a musical instrument whose sound you find particularly pleasing? Tell us a story about your experience or relationship with an instrument of your choice.) Rains splashing, Thunder growling, Lightening flashing. Some place: Waves crashing, Winds whistling. Some days: Birds chirping, Dogs growling, … Continue reading Cord Struck : Are We Listening?
Daily Prompt ( Back of the Queue Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting (an activity, a hobby, or anything else, really)? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.) I try. I so try! When I do something, something I … Continue reading Back in the queue
Daily Prompt ( By the Dots We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!) Fiction Jon: We could try to get that guy he knows how to … Continue reading Punctuation And Misfits
This is a reblog, I couldn’t have written it. But it is somewhat related to today’s daily prompt so.
The most touching story I have read so far!
I come from a family of musicians. On my mother’s side, anyway—the members of my father’s side of the family have trouble enough playing the radio, let alone any musical instruments. My mother and aunt dabbled with the piano when they were young; their mother has been playing jazz and boogie woogie piano semi-professionally for years; her younger brother played blues guitar; their youngest brother plays the blues on the mighty Hammond B-3 professionally; and their father, my great-grandfather, Pa, played bluegrass and skiffle on the banjo almost his entire life. These years of musicianship were passed down through the generations and have landed with me—an acoustic guitarist by trade. It’s my hope to continue passing down my family’s ear for music to my children, should that day ever come.
I first picked up the guitar when I was eleven. Just like everyone else who picked up the guitar for…
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Daily prompt ( Rare Medium Describe a typical day in your life — but do it in a form or in a medium you’ve rarely — if ever – used before. If you’re a photoblogger, write a poem. If you’re a poet, write an open letter. If you’re a travel blogger, write a rant. (These are … Continue reading My Day’s Musings(Attempt at poetry)
(Living Art One day, your favorite piece of art — a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door — comes to life. What happens next?) Favourite piece of art comes to life? A great topic for writing fiction in itself yet I find it a contradiction in itself. How can art be lifeless? Art, … Continue reading Life And Art
(Living Art One day, your favorite piece of art — a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door — comes to life. What happens next?) Fiction I stood my ground. For ten years I stood my ground. Now I move. No more. You made me in homage. You made me in resemblance to someone. … Continue reading I stood… Now I move (An autobiography)
Daily prompt (Unsafe Containers Which emotion(s) — joy, envy, rage, pity, or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain?) First: Thank you, the authors of daily prompts. Somehow you know exactly what I am feeling and you give me an opportunity to share it. I feel lost. Every direction beckons … Continue reading Unexpected Burdens
( Break the Silence When was the last time you really wanted (or needed) to say something, but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve said.) Fiction I'm going to make this as precise and truthful as possible. I know I should wait till situation are normal and things get cooled down. But … Continue reading Open Letter To That Friend
Daily prompt A year ago. Things were different. I liked writing, but I hardly showed anyone. I wrote fictions and I kept it in my cupboard. And then I lost the books in which I wrote. I had so many ideas, penned down so many of them. I even had many ideas for writing a … Continue reading I got better than Expected!
Daily Prompt(Great ExpectationsTell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?)Writing Challenge(The Setting’s the ThingToday, we challenge you to create a compelling setting for your story.)Fiction (Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me It … Continue reading You’re Beautiful,….
Daily Prompt (The Kindness of Strangers When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!) He climbed on to the bus and scanned around for a seat. There was none. He was an old fellow, with stooped posture, few grey hair on his balding … Continue reading To my fellow Commuters
Daily Prompt Saturday Night Saturday. This is on most weekends the best time. Holiday the next day. I become automatically relaxed. Before even the clock shows 11pm I feel sleepy and go to sleep. And Saturdays is the time when I can sleep for hours because I don't have to get up early the next … Continue reading Saturday Birthdays
Daily prompt Junk food junkie. Fictional Lisa made coffee. It was the fifth coffee in the last three hours. But she had to stay awake as she had her presentation in an hour in the office. She quickly freshened up, changed and headed for office. With no time for making breakfast, she headed out buying … Continue reading Junk of life
Daily prompt (5 days late): George sat on the toilet seat. He was trying to swallow the gulp which was growing bigger in his throat. Shoulders slumped in defeat, sore eyed he tried. Tried to not let his vision get too blurred. Willed himself to swallow the gulp, willed his eyes to take back the … Continue reading I’ll stand
Why can't we be friends? The boy entered the house. He was immediately overwhelmed by seeing so many people at one place. People who were twice as tall as he was, easily his father's age. People who he had never met before. People who's names he will likely forget in two days. But that didn't … Continue reading Friends with me?
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Initially I was going to write a fictitious story personifying a house threshold as a human. But then this morning I experienced something that changed my mind. Today morning after almost a week my entire family was together. My parents, my brother and my dog, who was listening … Continue reading My Threshold
Daily prompt Weekly challenge An attempt in creative writing. -------------------------------------- Time Travel: Johnathan woke up. It was 11pm in the morning. He was tired. But lots of work to be done. He took a shower, dressed back into his work cloths. Tie lose, the top button of his shirt undone. With his suit in his … Continue reading Back in Time
Daily prompt I walk the line. Which line? Which code? I am no Dexter to have a code to live by. I make things up as I go. More of an impulsive code to live by. Mainly my thinking in influenced by what I think is right or wrong. And I strongly intend to do … Continue reading Daily prompt: Where is The Line?