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Fiction Monday – 39

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

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

~ J.K. Rowling

J.K Rowling is a fabulous writer. Harry Potter series is filled with her pearls of wisdom.

Each time I read a Harry Potter book I am presented with another insight into life. I think it is beyond amazing how a book on magic is so much based on an ordinary element as life.

When I read my posts from years ago I feel embarrassed because they were so poorly presented. But then that’s the point. I am improving bit by bit. Of course, I have a long way to go. I hope that these trails of mistakes that I leave behind would continue to inspire me and maybe someday someone else too.

Failing doesn’t mean we are getting it wrong. Failing means opportunity to improve. What you do with that opportunity is all that matters.

Stories From The Thirty-eighth Edition

Marine atmosphere by Suzana
Life 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 write 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 April 3rd 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 fourtyth edition on Monday the 5th of April.

Word Prompt– LIFE

Picture Prompt –

black rotary telephone on white surface
Photo by chepté cormani 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..(

2 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 39

  1. What a lovely prompt you shared last week, Vinitha! I wish I’d written something on it. I so wish I wasn’t struggling hard to come up with a fiction or poem, but the truth is, I am!!!
    Will try this week. I’m not giving up without a good try, Vinitha. So, waiting to see your prompt for this week. 🙂

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