Writing to me is... : 55-Fiction

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This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda


Write Over the Weekend theme for Feb 15, 2013 -
What is writing like? Write a post that includes this phrase, “Writing to me is…”

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Freedom


Akash stared at the blank paper. It held the promise of anything... everything.

He licked his pen and began to write.  When he was done, he gave it to his mentor for review.  

Then walked to his execution.

His mentor, the Warden, read it with tears in his eyes.

“Writing, to me, is Freedom”.

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Strength

Booker Prize winner Babita Rai looked at her audience.

Every woman there was a victim of violence. Their faces held mixed emotions – anger, fear, guilt, shame.

They wanted, needed to hear it was possible to overcome it all.

“I was raped by my father.  I put my pain to words. Writing, to me, is strength.”

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Hope

Chirag cradled his baby daughter in his arms. His tears flowed unchecked.

The funeral was over. Chhaya, his soulmate, was gone forever.

He vowed to make her last wish come true.

“I won’t see my daughter grow up. Writing, to me, is hope. So I write today, for tomorrow – She's a loving, caring, strong woman.”

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Life

“What is writing to you?”

Dharmesh knew the answer.  He remembered a conversation, three years ago.

I float, directionless, 
Purposeless, useless.
Life holds no meaning
Maybe Death does.”

“Dharmesh, you have a rare gift. The gift of words. You do have a purpose. Write”

Today was his first book launch. “Writing, to me, is Life.”

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Peace

Eeshwar moved his brush in elegant curves, the beauty of the words reflected in the script.

Outside, a riot raged.  Neighbours for years turned to foes in a matter of hours.

The door burst open. A scimitar gleamed with blood.

“You’re a Hindu. Why do you translate Quran verses?”

“Writing, to me, is Peace”.

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34 comments:

  1. Powerful, emphatic, 2nd and last one are fabulous

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    1. Thank you Meenakshi :)

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  2. wow !! all of dem were grt wrks of F-55 ,,,grt wrk :)

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  3. Last one is awesome.......It Is a WOW post indeed....:)
    http://meintheblogosphere.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks Priyaa! I've been to your blog before and enjoyed it!

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  4. Awesome stories....I liked the 2nd one and the last one!

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  5. All of them are powerful!! :)

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  6. Don't know what to say... *bows*

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  7. Great post.Awesome.You have a flair for writing. Wish you all the best for the contest.
    Btw I saw your profile.My grand daughter is also a Stephanian and an IITian..

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Usha Ma'am. And great to know that your granddaughter is a fellow Stephanian!

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  8. Exquisite little stories. Convey much in a few lines.

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    1. Thank you very much Sir!

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  9. Your 55ers are always a delight to read!

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  10. so much said in 55 words mixi ! you always opt for a unique way for putting across your point . Admire your skill in that ! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Maliny!

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  11. wow.. well written. loved each one of it..

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  12. That was a beautiful 55 word fiction mixi! Just loved all the stories...they hold deep meaning in them!

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  13. Superb!! Loved the LIFE and PEACE.

    http://surbhibafna.blogspot.in
    Silly smiles.. Take you miles :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Surbhi.. glad you enjoyed them :)

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  14. Superb!! Loved the LIFE and PEACE.

    http://surbhibafna.blogspot.in
    Silly smiles.. Take you miles :)

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  15. Another wonderful post. You took my words. This is all I feel about writing.

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  16. This is really nice. Must read more of the 55-fiction

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  17. very well written! beautiful take on the topic

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  18. what an amazing way to define your passion!

    Defiant Princess
    http://khanvibes.blogspot.com/

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  19. Very interesting take on the topic. Good one Meanie!
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