Friday, July 19, 2024
Creative Writing

Fiction Monday – 13

Hello and welcome to the thirteenth edition of Fiction Monday.

“The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”

~ Agatha Christie

I agree with Agatha. A ridiculous number of poems stroll across my peripheral vision while I am busy doing dishes or cooking. Sometimes I pause and note down the thoughts if they seem to be impatient to hang around for a longer time. Sometimes I note them down as soon as I am done with the dishes. But sometimes, I give my mind the task of holding those thoughts a hostage and guess what, my mind despite all the assurances that it will do a good job, will show me an empty room when I get ready to write.

Tell me, when are you at your creative best?

Stories From The Twelfth Edition

Time by Esha M Dutta
Starting a garden by Aseem Rastogi
Different by Sunita Saldhana
Take a chance by Akshata Ram
‘Gravely’ Concerned by Fahima Yousouf
When Time Failed 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 October 3rd 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 fourteenth edition on Monday the 5th.

Word Prompt– SHADOW

Picture Prompt –

black cat walking on road
Photo by David Bartus 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..(

14 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 13

  1. The Agatha Christie quote is so apt for me, I can tell you—I get all my writing ideas while doing the mundane chores. 😀 And yes, I do try to jot them down but can’t manage to, always. Many a times, those lovely ideas are lost!

    Joining in with a story this week again, Vinitha. Loving the prompts, so decided to go tapping and crafting yet another tale. Here goes mine, for this week:

  2. I get the best ideas when I am half asleep. Sadly, I lose most of them. I’ll try to pen down one 50 word story. Nice prompt.

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