To all those who participated to the Story Continuation Challenge last week : Thank you for taking up the challenge.
All the responses were amazing, and each one of you took us all on a beautiful journey through your short story. The creativity and story-telling is amazing. Congratulations to you all, for the amazing skills and talent.
Sonali Mukherjee’s story was the most loved by all, with the maximum likes on her comment.
Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably as blood pooled around her lifeless 4 year old.
Her husband dropped the gun from frozen fingers.
I personally liked the story written by Vandana (especially cause that there was no element of victim blame but regret and guilt on the survivor’s part)
Heartbroken helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably. The thought of losing her virginity to someone she despised was tearing her soul apart. How she regretted her decision to drive alone to the bar at midnight, to rebel her parents to marry her true love!!
Most of the stories were sad and tragic and tugged at our heart-strings, and that’s really impressive. But what’s even more surprising and unexpected is that Hira and Aseena for giving it a positive twist at the end, despite it being an extremely sad prompt with little scope of a happy take on it. And yet, they managed to do exactly that. I even took inspiration from Hira’s story to write another one of mine. Thanks, Hira and Congrats, you both!
Here’s the third prompt.
After a long day of hectic negotiations, he headed home to more strife.
Challenge Rules –
- Please complete the story in a maximum of 3 sentences (the first line is the prompt, so you have the freedom to write either 1 or 2 lines more.)
- Stories need to be shared in the comments section of that prompt’s post so that everybody can read them at one place.
- If you feel inspired to write a longer story, please feel free to write it on your own blog with a ping-back to the respective prompt.
- If a comment or story written by another blogger inspires you to write one of your own, please remember to thank them.
- Creativity rules. The story could be told in a rhyming poem, free verse or prose. It could be funny, dark, thought-provoking or even a true incident retold creatively.
- The Challenge will run from Tuesday to Sunday.
- Most creative stories shall get a special mention in next week’s challenge.
- The main purpose of this challenge is to have fun and learn. Those who are able to mentor and help others grow in their writing; you are encouraged to do so. All constructive feedback should be communicated in a kind and helpful manner AND received in a welcoming manner.
- Please do read other stories and visit their blogs or give them feedback here. Each one of us is here to showcase our writing to others. Give first what you want in return.
- If you are interested in participating in the challenge, please follow the blog to receive the prompts via email.
Prompt 3 Rules –
- (You’re already following this rule, far better than I can imagine.) As before, remember to go off the beaten track. Think out-of-the-box.
- Use of the word ‘fight’ is advocated. This rule isn’t compulsory but more to challenge you further.
This prompt is open till Sunday, March 27th, 2016. Please remember to submit your stories in the comments before then.
My story is –
After a day full of hectic negotiations, he headed home to more strife.
It didn’t matter that the only person he wanted to fight was now dead.
Hope to receive even more responses than last week.