Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Creative Writing

Fiction Monday – 61

Welcome to the sixty-first edition of Fiction Monday!

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

William Wordsworth

Sometimes I wonder, why am I putting up with all these struggles in this path of writing! If it is a struggle, then why don’t just drop it.

I started to write not because I knew how to write well. I typed all those words and shared them with the world not because I thought they were share-worthy.

I did so because I wanted to. Because I was compelled to. Because writing down somehow filled my mind with happiness.

There are times I wonder, would a reader find my writings relevant to them! And often I conclude there is no relevance. And often I strike out the words or keep them hidden. But, is it the right thing to do? The reason I write is to satiate myself. So then the question should be, is it relevant to my thoughts, my state of mind. Is it relevant to me?

That question simplifies a lot of problems a face while writing and publishing a piece.

If the answer is yes, then I must publish.

Now tell me, does it make sense to you? What is it that inspires you to write and share with the world? How do you overcome the self-doubt that arises in your writing journey?

Stories From Last Week

Wonder by Sunita Saldhana
The wonder called life by Suzana
In search of words by Vinitha

Thank you for sharing the stories, Sunita and Suzana. 

Fiction Monday

The idea is simple – to write. 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 welcome to share poetry, non-fiction musings, or fictional pieces. The whole idea is to write. But we will continue to call this #FictionMonday, because why not!

You have time till September 4th, 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 sixty-second edition on Monday the 6th of September.

Word Prompt– LIFE

Picture Prompt –

light sunset man people
Photo by Anastasia Pavlova on

*If you use the picture prompt, please give proper credit to the picture in your post.

Fiction Monday
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..(

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