how do you write…

And the award for the best author goes to…

The neon lights were flashing on me. The host asked me “how do you write? Where do you get the inspiration to write”?

stone
Sue ‘s Thursday photo prompt – #writephoto – Stone

To the world, it is a stone, a hideout, a headquarters of the naughty gang of our town but for me, it is my inspiration. There was no space left on the stone. Stories from the heart, stories of love and hate, names of the lovers, friends, and enemies, exam identity number and prize-winning lottery number, nicknames, vulgar and sexy words and many more.

tictactoe
Priceless Joy’s FFfAW – tic tac toe

We played tic tac toe on the stone. One of my friends carved the tic tac toe permanently so that we never had difficulty to draw the board game every time with the stolen chalk pieces from our classroom. There were heartwarming stories of dreamers and heart wrenching stories of unrequited love.

I watch a tree, the falling leaves, the rustling sound, the chirping birds, the nests in the trees, and the hatchling’s screech.

I watch the sky, the birds that fly, single or in a skein, the migratory birds, the cloud shapes, and the rain. While you run for shade, I gaze at the sky, the pitter-patter drops and wonder how they fall from the heavens.

I watch the kids happily building sand castles at the beach, the way they shovel the sand with bare hands, their dreams of building the castle strong and high, the strong waves traveling towards them, the worry in their eyes about their castles getting washed. I see the promises in their footprints they leave on the wet sand. While you are keen to smack the sandcastles, I look for help to save them.

beach
Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #30– 2018.

I watch the woman sitting lonely at the beach, look for her facial expressions to know the mood swing, I worry if she is sad and I’m happy if she enjoys the sea despite the burning sun.

crossroads
Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

I look at the crossroads and the people. Some are in pairs and some alone. I see a mix and match of old by age but young in heart, happy to be single and sad as a pair, fighting pairs and adolescent lovers dare.

black
MLMM Photo Challenge #223

I watch the girl in the black sobbing sadly. While you see her tears, I see the pain in her eyes, the falling doppelganger, and the alter ego. Her shadow weaves a beautifully sad story.

While you read the face, I read their heart. Their heart tells me the stories to write.

I am deafened by the thunderous claps..

Linking up with

Sue’s #Writephoto – Stone

WODC – Unrequited

FOWC- dreamer

Priceless Joy’s FFfAW

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- WEEK #30

Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

MLMM Photo Challenge #223

#amwriting #flashfiction #love#life #syncwithdeep

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42 thoughts on “how do you write…

  1. Dear Deepa,

    I will be honest with you because I think you’re a good writer and an avid participant in Friday Fictioneers. These are two things I appreciate. However, I had a lot of trouble following what didn’t feel like a cohesive story, rather a forced lot of thoughts loosely tied together. For me, the bottom line is that stringing seven prompts together defeats the purpose of Friday Fictioneers which is the challenge to write a COMPLETE STORY in 100 words!
    While I appreciate your desire to write, I’m afraid that stringing more than even two prompts (and I prefer one at a time) is confusing to the reader. I hope my words encourage rather than discourage and you will take them in the spirit given.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Yea agreed Rochelle. This was a try.. I will maintain the word limit hereafter. Thanks for the reply.. Well, to clarify, it is the thoughts of the story teller how he is inspired to write seeing different things in a different perspective.. While everyone see it same, he thinks out of the box . This is the synopsis of the story.. Thank u

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      1. I did understand your story. πŸ˜‰ My quarrel is too many prompts at once. There’s nothing wrong with experimentation and pushing oneself. It’s how we all learn. I echo Dale, in the 6 years I’ve been writing for Friday Fictioneers my writing has improved. Sometimes less is truly more. Thank you, Deepa for being part of the blogging community.

        Shalom,

        Rochelle

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  2. Since you have basically asked for comments regarding whether or not your attempt is ok, I hope you take this in the spirit it is offered…and don’t give up!

    I feel that mixing 7 prompts into one hinders rather than helps your story. It feels rather disjointed and forced. It’s great that you want to work on your writing skills by by participating in various challenges… One or two together *could* work, more than that, it becomes kind of muddy…

    The challenge of Friday Fictioneers is to write a complete story in 100 words – a major challenge in itself! Most of us have to rework our stories, pare them down, cut the fluff to achieve this – it is a great exercise when taken in the spirit it is meant.

    I am looking forward to more of your stuff, Deepa. Because you do write well.

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    1. Thank u Dale.. I just wrote my reply to Rochelle.. This was a try to think in a different angle.. So far i had been sticking to the word count.. Today i excused myself for a spice up.. Thanks a lot for the comments.. I did take this positive because, these comments help me think better.

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      1. So very glad, Deepa. I didn’t see Rochelle’s comment! (Which I just went to read.) Boy… hope you didn’t feel bombarded by us both!
        I actually did understand your story line, which is why I said you are a good writer. And I think it’s great to push yourself – I do it too, but separately πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank u Sue.. Although i messed up this time with so many prompts, your picture was the highlight and the cue. 😁😁 .. That stone made me write. Hahha.. Combined 7prompts and became a soupπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. Hahhha.. Thank u Sue.. Thank god, u made my day. Waking up to so many comments on this post, really got my pulse down.. The highest views on this particular post I would say..

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  3. I love someone who takes up a challenge but I see your stories as separate entities each of which would benefit by fulfilling the relevant brief e.g. Friday Fictioneers’ attraction for me is that a single picture inspires a single take then the writer has the pleasure of telling that take’s story in one hundred words. Even a novel with multiple strands may present an overwhelming and ultimately abandoned challenge to a reader. But, Deepa, I am absolutely in accord with the others here. You are a good writer and I look forward to your next post.

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    1. Thank u for sharing your thoughts.. An experiment worth enough to see the outcome. Agree to what u said.. It was just a try.. I will stick to the word count henceforth. Thank u jillyfunnell.

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  4. I am amazed that you took on the 7 prompts altogether when I can’t even manage one. You are a great writer and I hope you know that you are on to something when you start to receive feedback of all kinds. I personally like it and I can feel where you were heading with this. Have a great week and thanks for the post.

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    1. Oh dear.. Thank u so much. I am humbled by your comment. I did give a try and experimented on myself. But when it is a challenge with a word count, i should be a good example to follow the rules. I slightly excused myself the first time to break the rule to try this. And overall i am really happy with the outcome that i could manage to fit in all the prompts.. Every comment is my learning lesson. Thank u once again.

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