Today’s Prompt: Tell us the story of your most-prized possession.
Today’s twist: We extolled the virtues of brevity back on day five, but now, let’s jump to the other side of the spectrum and turn to long-form writing. Let’s celebrate the drawn-out, slowly cooked, wide-shot narrative.
Despite having a public playground on the street where I grew up, I could hardly be called an active kid. Or maybe I was never allowed to play as much as I was actively encouraged towards academics. Either way, I ended up reading a lot. Be it school textbooks or fun storybooks — I ended up reading a lot. It also helped that I studied in a school which had a good library, friendly librarians, and other kids with whom I could discuss books.
Continue reading Day 20: Bookmarked Memories
Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.
Today’s Twist: Write this post in a style distinct from your own.
We all fear something in life. Sometimes more than one fear at the same time. It could have a fear of failing in class, a fear of “what-if?”, a fear of dying alone and lonely, and so on and so forth.
I’m no exception. I’ve had my fair share of fears. I still do too. But somehow as each fear arises, solutions also manifest that help me overcome. Sometimes, it’s easy. Sometimes I need to sleep on it. Sometimes I’ll have to talk it out with someone who’s faced it. No matter the method, a solution is always available. The fact is that this too shall pass.
Continue reading Day 17: Cut. Copy. Paste.
Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favourite childhood meal.
Today’s twist: Tell the story in your own distinct voice.
Continue reading Day Ten: Happy Times
Today’s Prompt: If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now?
Today’s twist: organize your post around the description of a setting.
I first think around of places I’ve already been to, which isn’t a lot. Apart from my home, hanging out with my friends in their homes there aren’t many places with specific memories attached. There’s school and college, which becomes a case of familiarity breeding contempt. Then there are places to which I’m bound by duty, such as banks and temples, and places like hospitals which I visit for emergencies. I have memories for each of these places, and in retrospect, they are the good-old-days.
The words of the prompt made me think of Superman, someone capable of just floating around in the upper atmosphere and maybe zooming around through space at the speed of light. The concept of nowhere as an answer to this prompt sounds cool. But then I think of Interstellar and Dr. Hugh Mann who abandoned the planet he was born on, the one he landed on, and the people who were there on both.
Continue reading Day Two: Room of Requirement