Friday, July 19, 2024
Creative Writing

Fiction Monday – 12

Hello and welcome to the twelfth edition of Fiction Monday.

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King

That’s the simple truth, isn’t it? Reading and writing are the two most essential tools to become a writer.

Last week in this post I shared that my current read was The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. I finished the book since then and am waiting to find a copy of Nerd No More recommended by my kiddo. Meanwhile, I am reading Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty.

So tell me, which book is keeping you company at the moment? I would love to know.

Stories From The Eleventh Edition

Soft by Esha M Dutta
Regrets by Akshata Ram
Orphaned by Archana
Pity by Vinitha

Please do give these stories a read. These are some beautiful slices of storytelling in just a few words. It might inspire you to write a tale or two for this week’s prompt.

Fiction Monday

The idea is simple – to write fiction. On Mondays, I will post the prompt here. There will be a word prompt and a picture prompt. You have one week to respond with a story. You can choose to include both the prompts in your story or just one prompt – the choice is yours.

The expected word count is between 50 and 250.

You have time till September 26th Saturday, 2020.

Don’t forget to add the link to your story in the comments below. I will share your creations here along with the prompts for the thirteenth edition on Monday the 28th.

Word Prompt– TIME

Picture Prompt –

photo of gray concrete road in the middle of jungle during daylight
Photo by Kaique Rocha on

*If you use the picture prompt, please give proper credit to the picture in your post.

Waiting to read your responses. ?

Fiction Monday

An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

22 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 12

  1. Oops! I completely forgot to write for Fiction Monday last week! I wrote everything else I had decided to write, and forgot FM. SO sorry!
    Will do it this week, for sure.

  2. I am following up on FM from second edition and not able to submit one. The prompts are interesting Vinitha. Somehow I am missing to submit one as not finding way to make time for writing from few months. Hope I kick start with this prompt in this week.

    1. Thank you for being here, Shilpa. It would be my delight when you respond to the prompt. Please join in when you can. 🙂

  3. I enjoyed reading all the three stories from last week, Vinitha! I think it was a great prompt and I must say all your prompts are getting us all inspired to spin a tale or two each week, so Kudos to all your efforts for the much-needed nudge each week. I know I’m writing after a long break. Can’t wait to read this week’s posts. 🙂

    Btw, here is my tale for this week:

    1. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Esha. It is always a treat to read your tales. ? Please join this week if you can. ?

    1. I am so happy that you have decided to join this week, Fahima. Please do join in the coming weeks also. 🙂

  4. Love the photo and the prompt. Id love to read what everyone comes up with 🙂
    I have just started ready ‘Along came a Spyder’ by Apeksha Rao – its got me smiling already!

    1. Thank you, dear Ishieta! Please do visit #fictionmonday on Monday, I will share the next prompts along with the stories from this week for your reading pleasure. 🙂
      That reminds me, I need to get the Spyder on my kindle app. 🙂 Glad to know that the Spyder is keeping you happy, Ishi. 🙂

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