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Fiction Monday – 30

Hello everyone! Welcome to the thirtieth edition of Fiction Monday.

“You will never run out of words!”

I wish somebody said that to me long long ago. The first time I wrote a poem I was in the 6th grade. I wrote again in the 9th and 10th grades. Something came to me and I wrote poems out of it. My writing was sporadic and I wrote when that compulsion made me do so. And whenever I wrote it was in poetry format.

I never shared those scribbles with anyone. Because I feared what if this is a one-time thing. What if words never come to me again? Later I did share my creations when those compulsions keep coming back.

But I wish I knew that words would never run out to those who are on the lookout for them. Words come to all of us in the same way, I believe. Some of us listen to those words and put them on a paper to revisit.

Words may run out – I fear that still. When I write a fictional piece or a poem, I am sure it’s a fluke and it might never happen again.

But that’s never the truth. Sometimes inspiration strikes randomly, sometimes when I sit with the intention of writing it happens.

You will never run out of words. All we need is a pen and paper (any preferred writing medium will do).

Stories From The Twenty-ninth Edition

Waiting for the tram by Suzana

Last week we had only one entry. Thank you Suzana for always showing up. I promise to write 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 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 #FictionMonday because why not!

You have time till January 30th Saturday, 2021.

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 thirty-first edition on Monday the 1st of February.

Word Prompt– FEAST

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..(

5 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 30

  1. I ran out of the words in the year 2020 and you know that very well. Also, I ran out of the stories to write about. More than the words, I care about the stories which have eluded me, none wanting to come out in the open now.

  2. I am out of stories that can be shared. I write in a notebook these days. But that also happens so sporadically. I feel bad about it. But I don’t want it to be become just another chore. The “need” to write is the source of all great books. So I think its ok to only write when we feel like. And I also do not think we will run out of words. Best wishes to you .

  3. I have so many stories waiting to come out, Vinitha. 🙂

    It’s been a constant juggle to schedule time to blog for the past couple of weeks. There’s some serious organising that I’ve been meaning to do for days which has not happened due to the medical emergencies, esp and the constant hospital trips. Will try to write regularly for #FM, Vinitha.

    And btw, thank you so much for hosting this wonderful bloghop week after week, igniting ideas and sharing inspiration for all of us. I do believe we can never ever run out of words. It’s true for every single one of us who write. :))

  4. Powerful words, Vinitha. I agree. We never run out of words, but sometimes our own insecurities or the phase we’re going through prevents us from putting them down or sharing them.

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