Hello and welcome to the sixteenth edition of Fiction Monday.
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start our writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
― Octavia E. Butler
When I read my older posts now, I feel equally embarrassed and proud.
Embarrassed because I spot so many mistakes. I realize that there are many ways I could’ve written a story/poem/post in a better way. All those minor and major mistakes glare at me from the pages embarrassing the heck out of me.
Proud because I wrote those. Not only did I write those, I actually posted it on an online platform for the world to read. I didn’t let perfectionism or fear of failure deter me from writing and publishing those posts. I feel incredibly happy that I didn’t have the sense to think that there mistakes in what I wrote. Because, when I read those posts from five years ago, I see passion and the enthusiasm to improve. If I learned anything during these past years that’s only because I shamelessly published my first post years ago. It gave me the courage and need to move forward.
I am very much aware that there is a lot of room for improvement in my writing. There are a lot of things I want to accomplish in my writing journey. But we need to start at some point. We cannot wait to write the perfect story to become a writer. Write that imperfect story first and become a better writer with each story.
Persistence is your best friend.
Stories From The Fifteenth Edition
Friends Unfriended by Aseem Rastogi
An Echo by Shalini Baisiwala
The Echo by Suzana
Thank you for responding to the prompt you all! I love reading the amazing stories shared here. It never fails to inspire me to write.
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 24th 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 seventeenth edition on Monday the 26th.
Word Prompt– FALSE
Picture Prompt –
*If you use the picture prompt, please give proper credit to the picture in your post.
10 thoughts on “Fiction Monday 16”
I think we all feel the same way about our writing, Vini. But sometimes, looking back, I’m also impressed by my own willingness to share and ability to make sense!
It takes a lot of courage to share yourself with the world. Strange – because it is so easy to see that courage in others, but we rarely recognize it in ourselves. So glad you keep trying 🙂
Its always about taking that first brave step, and it works wonders when we can shed our inhibitions and learn to say urself “Yes I am good”. Could relate to this! Here is my post https://akswrites.com/2020/10/20/a-letter-from-hope-fictionmondays/
Totally agree with you.. Yes, we have to keep writing, keep trying and hope to be better… Here is my attempt with the photo prompt https://yenforblue.com/2020/10/20/the-envelope/
True. You begin by writing trash and then you keep at it till you find your voice and write better.
WIll be writing a post now for this prompt. Thanks, Vini!
Here’s my fiction piece for this week’s prompt:
My entrance for this week:
You are right: writing is a fabulous journey. And sometimes, when we write, we succeed to clarify some personal ideas unclear till that moment… 🙂
Wishing you a fine week!
It does take a lot of courage to leave yourself open by writing stuff and then posting it where all can read it. I also feel very exposed when I do that and though I have written this story am not so sure about it now. Sharing it and would love to hear your thoughts on it.
I too cringe when I read my older writings but sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by how well I wrote some of them as well. Writing is a journey.It never ends. It is full of possibilities if we are willing to journey on. Here is my post for today’s prompt https://sunitasaldhana.com/monday-fiction/the-letters/