2016 · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · WRITING PROMPTS · Writing Wednesday · Yeah Write

Yeah Write #256 – Love-Hate relationship with Green Tea! – #fiction

I’m familiar with the bitter taste. It tasted awful the first time. But, I ignored the bitterness and gulped it down my throat. I had read and heard raving reviews about its numerous health benefits ranging from shedding extra pounds and beating obesity, enhancing fat burning and increasing metabolism, improving mental health, dental health and physical performance; lowering risks of breast and prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases. My goal was to lose weight. I was successfully piling up extra pounds around my midsection and thighs.

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2016 · 42 WORDS · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · WRITING PROMPTS · Writing Wednesday · Yeah Write

Yeah Write #256 – Doctor’s Advice – Micro story

“Doctor, why am not I getting pregnant?” she asked with tear-welled eyes.

“Well, you’ve normal hormones, great-looking uterus, plentiful eggs, and unblocked fallopian tubes. Stop stressing and you will get pregnant”.

“Two years of calmness didn’t work” She sighed with sheer disappointment.

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2016 · 42 WORDS · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Wicked Word Wednesday · WRITING PROMPTS

Wicked Word Wednesday: Disarray

They fought. He stormed out leaving her heartbroken. She patiently waited for him, but his ego forbade him. Days turned into weeks, in-turn into months. Finally, he realized his mistake and returned, only to find her apartment in disarray. She was gone.

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Word Count : 42

Written for Wicked Word Wednesday – Disarray

 

 

2016 · CHALLENGES · Daily Prompt · Short Stories · WRITING PROMPTS

The Sweet Secret

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She woke up to the startling alarm at 5:30 am, slid into her bathroom slippers and entered the bathroom to complete her morning chores. She then picked up the wailing baby, smiled sweetly at him, and receiving a reciprocated smile, placed him on the changing pad and changed his soiled diaper. Plugging him to her engorged breasts, she fed him milk to his heart content and put him back to sleep in his crib. Entering the kitchen, she prepared fresh and hot pancakes and tossed them onto her husband’s plate to appease his appetite. Donning her office suit, she lugged her handbag and the baby’s diaper bag, and carefully placed the baby in his car seat and drove him to his daycare.

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2016 · 42 WORDS · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Microblog Mondays · Monday Musings · WRITING PROMPTS · Yeah Write

Yeah Write #255 – Mind your own business

She forbids me from nurturing new friendships.  Always poisons my ears with cock-and-bull stories. Is she insecure or a control freak? Why poke her nose where it doesn’t belong? She’s getting on my nerves. It’s high time she stops pushing the button.

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2016 · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Friday Fiction · Photo Fiction · Three Line Tales · WRITING PROMPTS

Three Line Tales – The assigned meeting

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The sun promised the moon “Let’s meet at the horizon”.

The moon gathered all his stars and waited patiently at dusk.

The sun was absconding, as usual!

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This is an entry for Three Line Tales – Week three

2016 · 42 WORDS · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Wicked Word Wednesday

Wicked Word Wednesday – Bare

He worked at Walgreens. She asked him for a dinner date on Valentine’s Day, he refused citing working hours as excuse. She visited Walgreens to surprise him with cake and gifts, but he was absent.  His lies bared and her trust dwindled.

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Word Count: 42

This is an entry for Wicked Word Wednesday – Bare

2016 · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Short Stories · WRITING PROMPTS · Writing Wednesday · Yeah Write

Yeah Write – My swimming odyssey

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“I need to be in the water”. “If I want to swim, I need to be in the water”, I murmur as I stare at the overlooking trapezium-shaped pool spanning across my backyard. Finally, we are proud owners of the gorgeous property that housed the backyard pool. This stunning pool was one of the major deciding factors to invest in this property. Having closed the deal, we moved in during harsh winter, that was an inappropriate time to utilize the pool. We patiently waited until Spring for the temperature to warm up, so that we could start using the pool. Finally, it was Spring. The weather was gorgeous with the bright sun shining over horizon, crystal clear pool water, warm temperature, blooming flowers, chirping birds and green-hued flora. Everything was perfect – except my inability to swim.

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2016 · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Friday Fiction · Six Sentence Stories · WRITING PROMPTS

Six Sentence Stories – The Winning Pot

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The dealer began to draw a card from the deck, and placed it facing upwards, on the table.

Both the players re-glanced at their two hand-held cards with the poker face.

They increased their stakes by going “all-in”.

The deal was completed with five cards on the table – A, 2, 5, 10 and J facing upwards.

Confidently, Jack bent forward reaching out to the winning stash, whilst displaying his two playing cards 3 and 4.

“Uh-huh! Not so fast, my friend”, exclaimed Rick, triumphantly, cupping his hands and sweeping the winning pot, as he laid down his two cards – K and Q.

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This is an entry for Six Sentence Stories – Draw

2016 · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Friday Fiction · Photo Fiction · Shapeshifting 13- FICTION · WRITING PROMPTS

Shapeshifting 13 – The Annual Cereal Bowl

Courtesy: Carl Warner

It was the annual Cereal bowl – Oatmeal vs Grits. Strawberry, blueberry, almonds, legumes and honey on Oatmeal’s team; corn, cheese, bacon, green onion and poached egg on Grit’s team. Milk was undecided about his team. The clock was ticking, team buses were leaving. He skimmed all the way to the Oatmeal bus.

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Word Count: 52 words.

This is an entry for Shapeshifting 13 #40 Challenge

 

2016 · CHALLENGES · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Friday Fiction · Friday Fictioneers · Photo Fiction · WRITING PROMPTS

Friday Fictioneers – The Bully

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“Hey little fellow” said Daffy to the newly sprouted Tully.

“I am the boss here. I get all the water and manure. All these teeny weeny plants also sacrifice for my well being”.

“But, I am too small. I need my water and nutrients for my own growth”, replied Tully.

“Look at my stature. Should we settle this over a brawl?”, threatened Daffy condescendingly.

For several days, he forcefully consumed the nutrients from Tully, until the gardener spotted him and exclaimed “Oh! What a beauty! My wife would love it”.

“Karma! Who’s the boss now?” chuckled Tully, triumphantly.

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Word Count: 100.

This is an entry for Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt

 

2016 · Daily Prompt · INDIAN-NESS · Microblog Mondays · Monday Musings · WRITING PROMPTS

Star, Rain & Pearl

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Once, Shakespeare said “What’s in the name”? and we all nodded in agreement. But, when it comes to Indian names, his quote doesn’t hold good. Indian parents invest immense time and effort in choosing the ‘best name’ that conveys the ‘best meaning’ of their child. Unlike western names, Indian names hold a lot of significance to the meanings- some are derived from ancient scripts like Sanskrit upholding great values and significance. Indian names usually mean lot of things like celestial objects like sun, moon, star, earth; nature like rose, jasmine, flower, petal, et al; praising one’s beauty like beautiful eyes, lips, smile, etc; ornaments like bindi, bracelet, earrings, etc; musical instruments; intelligence, smartness, bravery, invincible etc.

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2016 · Daily Prompt · WRITING PROMPTS

Outliers – I would re-read!

IMG_0733There are several books that I relished reading. Some books that I would re-visit and re-read. One such book is “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell. This author is renowned for authoring some profound novels like Blink, Tipping Point, David and Goliath, etc. His books strive for introspection, deeper knowledge, understanding and analysis of various eminent scenarios and is packed with sheer brilliance.

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2016 · Daily Prompt · WRITING PROMPTS

My First Speech

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This incident occurred during my high school. One day, during class, my teacher announced about the upcoming debate and speech competitions and asked for participation entries. When there was no show of hands, she curiously looked at me and said “Why don’t you participate”? You are a chatterbox. Let’s hear you talk on stage”. There were grins and chatter all around the classroom. I wasn’t sure if it was an insult or a compliment, but, I reluctantly signed up for the speech competition. That evening, I went back home and pestered my dad (who has a great command over English) to write me a speech and told him about the upcoming competition. My dad excitedly fulfilled my desire by writing me a four paged long speech, that I rehearsed several times to perfection.

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