Friday, July 03, 2020
Creative Writing

Introducing #FictionMonday

Six years ago around this time, I attempted my first Five Sentence Fiction, which was the beginning of a fantastic journey to my blogging saga. Till then I had only attempted poems – poems that flew into my mind and transferred on to the paper. I never attempted to write stories before then. 

Introducing #FictionMonday

Hence writing a fictional story in five sentences was not just challenging, it was a learning experience. 

I am glad that I took the plunge and tried my hand at writing fiction. Because it opened a new segment of writing. It flexed my creative muscles, so to speak, and gave me the courage to come up with stories that otherwise wouldn’t have born. I like writing for prompts as it helps in improving my writing skills.

Keeping these points in mind I did start a Five Sentence Fiction prompt-based series in 2017. But as life got busier I stopped doing it. 

This post is to announce the revival of prompt-based creative writing. Initially, I thought of restarting the FSF, but this time I’m not limiting it to just five sentences. 

Welcome to Fiction Monday

#FictionMonday
#FictionMonday

The idea is simple – to write fiction. On alternate Mondays, I will post the prompt here. There will be a word prompt and a picture prompt. You have two weeks to respond with a story. You can choose to include both the prompts in your story or just one prompt – the choice is yours. You can also choose to write for one prompt the first week and the second prompt next week.

The word count should be between 50 and 250.

Don’t forget to add the link to your story in the comments below.

Word Prompt – Window

Picture Prompt

Photo by Shilpa Gupte

Pick up your pen, craft your story, and share it in the comments. You have time till 28th Sunday, 2020.

Vinitha
<p>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)</p>

23 thoughts on “Introducing #FictionMonday

    1. Looking forward to read your story, Tulika. I will share the new prompts tomorrow and you are welcome to join anytime. 🙂

  1. This is great, Vini!
    I have been wanting to work on my fiction writing but wasn’t finding the inspiration to do so.
    I will be writing a fiction post every Monday and will share the link here.
    Thanks a ton for using my picture! Isn’t it super?

    1. Thanks for the picture,Shilpa. I love it!
      You can write and share in your own time schedule. Monday is for me to post the prompt. I hope this way it will give the flexibility to those who want to write and join.
      Looking forward to reading your story. I have to write mine as well! 😊

  2. I would love to join in but am currently tied up with untangling the mess I’ve got into over my blog . I don’t know if it exists or not . But I will definitely join in once I’m sorted .

    1. I really hope that you would be able to fix the mess your blog got into! I can’t see the name, it says anonymous. Please do let me know if I can help you some way. I would love to have you join in. 🙂

  3. Congratulations dear Vinitha! Great idea to get our creative juices flowing! I’d love to join in as and when time and opportunity permit. Must say the photo by Shilpa is fab and so is the word prompt.

    Now, off to get some actual writing done. 🙂

    1. I’m looking forward to read your story, dear. It will be fun when you join with yours. I am cent percent certain! 🙂

    1. Thank you for joining, Akshata! I loved your story. It’s so relevant in today’s time. Looking forward to read more your tales in the coming weeks. 🙂

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