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Fiction Monday – 37

Hello writers! Welcome to the thirty-seventh edition of Fiction Monday.

“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.”

~ Theresa Fowler

It’s okay to question a rule if that rule doesn’t serve you any purpose. Often we tend to follow somebody’s rules without pausing to ask why. We also accept these habits someone else formed as part of a tradition. There is nothing wrong in asking why.

But, I have been labeled a rebel because I question and bend the rules to suit my needs. So be warned questioning comes with consequences. But without questioning, we will end up using a template of the world that is outdated and outgrown the current inhabitants of the world.

Do you agree?

Stories From The Thirty-sixth Edition

A New Game by Suzana
Date Night by Akshata
Begin Again by Vinitha

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 March 20th 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-eighth edition on Monday the 22nd of March.

Word Prompt– RULE

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..(

8 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 37

  1. Questioing the pre-set rules does come with consequences. you are right.
    I make my own rules and break all those made by the others, especially those which are forced upon me to follow. This makes me happy 🙂

  2. “..without questioning, we will end up using a template of the world that is outdated and outgrown the current inhabitants of the world.”
    Couldn’t agree more with this line of thought. For centuries we have all been struggling to decide what to keep and what to throw away, when it has come to changing the rules. Therein, lay a lot of conflict. New thinking is needed to evolve and grow at every phase of our lives. Bending rules, which snatch your right to freedom is an absolute must. Questions were needed at every era in the history of our evolution. We must continue to ask the questions and keep breaking the rules when they no longer serve us.

    In my poem, that’s the theme. Going-a-poetic this week, Vinitha. Thank you for broadening the scope of genres for this blog hop. Today, the fact that you bent the rules of #FictionMonday made my writing possible with this one. 🙂

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