The free writing challenge – II

The honor of writing few words again was bestowed upon me by none other than Prateek (He is among my rare favourites here xD). Please refer to my previous post for the rules.

My word this time: Ink

Her hands trembled but didn’t stop, the ink filled pages after pages. She wrote like her life depended on it, a sob escaped her lips but she quickly wiped her tears and shook her head to concentrate on the task before her. She had to put out her thoughts, the words that echoed in her head like a storm, mocking her.

Her finger were stained in ink, the pages wet with her tears and the words on them messed up like some design which made no sense, a hysterical laugh and she winched ‘just like my life’ was the thought that went through her head. She wanted answers, she wanted them now. Who was that woman who insisted she was her real mom and the one who she lived with? Who was she?  She had spent her entire life wishing to die, for she couldn’t be ever good enough for her mother, no matter what she did and all she desired was her approval that never happened, not even the slightest pat on the back.

…and today? The woman who showed up on the door, how could she claim to be her real mother and not the one who she lived with.  Why did she leave her ? Did she also despise her? Was it because she was  disabled, she winced as the voices of school children making fun of her, came back to her. ‘Maybe, I embarrassed my mom too, so she left me with someone else.’

Her hands didn’t stop, they kept shaking but the voices were so loud in her head that she had to pour them out until she ran out of ink, just like she was running out of life with every passing moment, she could feel her soul fading and nobody seemed to care, not like anybody ever noticed her.

Shaking her head once more ‘I must complete my story’, with a new resolve she gripped the pen hard and concentrated on making sure the ink left permanent marks.

Time: 9 minutes, 30 seconds
Words: 340

Now for the nominees:

1. Sulagno
2. Sheth
3. Yoshiko
4. Isra
5. Fatma

And the word for you guys is, “edge”. Anybody else who is up for the challenge, please feel free to join in 🙂

[Note: Apologies to both of you; Prateek and Kritika for taking this long to revert on the challenges, days have been tough lately and I’m in need of few extra hours each day lol]

12 thoughts on “The free writing challenge – II

  1. Wow, B ! Please take a bow ! The way you express is out of this world. The connection that is made with the protagonist of your writings lives as long as eternity. The comparison of messed up designs of words with life – took my breath away. And, you created this in less than 10 minutes! Hats off to you!
    Also, thank you for those words about me. You are awesome 😀

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    1. Thank-you, thank-you (have I started to sound redundant with my thanks train, yet? xD) But I’m truly humbled. Your encouragement means a lot 🙂 Days like these, just reassure me of of my faith in words 🙂

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