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?
Thank you for sharing the stories, Sunita and Suzana.
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 –
*If you use the picture prompt, please give proper credit to the picture in your post.