Sunday, February 25, 2024
Creative Writing

Fiction Monday – 20

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the twentieth edition of Fiction Monday.

“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.”

~ Anon

I am more distracted by my thoughts than the internet. That’s why I write. What are your distractions?

Stories From The Nineteenth Edition

Din of screaming voices by Aseem Rastogi
The stream by Suzana
Ruminations by Shilpa Gupte
The Mystery in Mulberry Hills by Vinitha

Thank you for sharing your creative nuggets with us. It was a pleasure to read them all! 

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 500. From the nineteenth edition onwards you are also welcome to offer your poetry and non-fiction musings along with fictional pieces if that’s your preferred area. The whole idea is to write. But we will continue to call this as #FictionMonday because why not!

You have time till November 21st 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 twentieth edition on Monday the 23rd of November.

Word Prompt– FUME

Picture Prompt –

old lantern in darkness in forest
Photo by Emre Kuzu on

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

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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..(

16 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 20

  1. Haha! I liked that quote..Each time I sit to write, I first scroll through FB for some couple of minutes, then, I check Twitter, then Gmail, and then when my guilt starts nudging me, I start writing ;P
    Thanks for this prompt, Vini. WIll share the post this Friday. Hopefully.

    1. Haha dont i love those lines …” not distracted by the internet…” . But its so true, the era we live in, its extremely difficult to not fall into the distraction.

      Thus it is indeed amazing when you state that your own thoughts are your distractions. for me it is still the internet.

      no wonder I fail miserably at writing fiction.

  2. It is good that I came along here to read this post since I am happy to know you have opened the #FictionMonday to non-fiction too. I am going to push and pull myself in the next 2 days to revisit my memories around lantern ☺️

  3. Distractions are galore- I try to come up with a to do list and have included some writing in it daily. Struggling with that but yeah inner thoughts propel most of my writings too. Right now the birds frolicking in the Kachnar trees are foremost on my mind.

  4. Distractions are always there! These days I try to keep my phone away when I am working on something. And I try to keep only one tab or one application open when possible.

    I haven’t written fiction in a really long time. Let me see if I can come up with something.

  5. Thank you for Fiction Mondays!! I am going to participate in the next one 🙂
    I’ve been very distracted by TV and the internet! *eyeroll*

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