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Fiction Monday – 41

Hello writers! Welcome to the forty-first edition of Fiction Monday.

It took me years to consider myself as a writer. In the beginning, though I used to write, I never saw myself as a writer. I aspired to be a writer.

Whenever I thought of myself as a writer, I felt like an imposter. Like I was faking it. My fear was what will I do when eventually creativity runs out. I believed that my creativity was bound to run out one day. The poems I wrote were accidental. I didn’t set out to write them, at least not back then.

So, yes, I felt like an imposter fooling myself and the others who acknowledged the writer in me. Then one day when someone asked what did I do, I gathered courage and answered, I write. I felt the strong grasp of imposter syndrome on me again, but I maintained that I was a writer.

My greatest fear was what if one day my mind fail to come up with poems and stories.

All human beings are thinking beings. They have opinions on different matters. What makes a writer a writer is that their choice of expression is through written words. Then the fear of what if words fail to find me is baseless. The real fear should’ve been what if I stop loving written words. What if I lose interest in writing. What if I don’t love holding pen one day.

Words are always around as long as thoughts are around.

How naïve was I to think that creative energy will exhaust some day! The more you explore creativity the more you are nourishing the creative energy in you. That’s the simple truth.

Do you agree with my thoughts?

Stories From The Fortieth Edition

The Old Mansion by Esha
Gold by Suzana

Thank you, Esha and Suzana for sharing your beautiful tales with us!

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 17th 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 forty-first edition on Monday the 19th of April.

Word Prompt– TEAR

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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Vinitha
Vinitha

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(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections..(https://www.vinithadileep.com)

6 thoughts on “Fiction Monday – 41

  1. The classic dilemma we often go through as writers. Many of us can never let go of the imposter syndrome…I still seriously doubt myself as a writer, so I have ‘lived’ the exact feelings that you’re talking about.

  2. Oh that imposter syndrome! I couldn’t even call myself a blogger for a long long time because I considered blogging to be a creative pursuit and here I was writing only about my personal life stories which involved absolutely no creativity but only enumeration. I never went close to the idea of thinking myself as a writer.

  3. I do call myself a writer and yet I hesitate to write. I love writing but of late fear has crippled me and it took me some serious self talk to get myself to write again. I do write my morning pages, but when it came to blogging or continuing with my novel, I shied away. But here I am with a blog post after almost four months. I have written in response to the picture prompt
    https://sunitasaldhana.com/life/a-realisation/

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