Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Fiction Monday – 21

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the twenty-first edition of Fiction Monday.

“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”

~Victor Hugo

2020 is coming to a close quickly but I don’t feel like the year is ending soon. Since March days look the same. I am cranky sometimes, okay, most of the time. Writing is my respite during these trying times. I sense a rise in despair inside me as cases are rising exponentially in the US leading to the shutdown of schools again. But I am determined to keep hope alive in my mind that things will get better sooner or later. Nobody ever promised that life is fair. And trust me, we have the grit to sail through this unfairness. I am choosing to believe that 2021 is going to be a good one for all of us.

Stories From The Twentieth Edition

Coping with a crisis by Aseem Rastogi
The Last Ride by Esha Dutta
The Final Straw by Shilpa Gupte
An English Haiku by Suzana
Something Evil… by Apeksha Rao

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 I am offering something different for fiction Monday. 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 14th 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 16th of November.

Word Prompt– HOME

Picture Prompt –

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*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..(

6 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 21

  1. Hope things get better for all of us next year and one thing I learned is cherishing moments, making the most of our relationships where 2020 couldn’t be the biggest teacher.

  2. True. Let’s just hold on to hope that 2021 will be better,but at the same time, let’s not expect anything and take the moments as they come.

    Very well expressed, Vini!

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