Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 2

To all those who participated to the Story Continuation Challenge last weekThank you for taking up the challenge.

I was overwhelmed to see the response. Your replies were not just hugely motivating to me, being host blogger, but also immensely creative and interesting. Funny, dark, realistic – each entry brought about a different reaction and vivid images of the story it told.

The story that was most liked by us all was Oneta’s –

Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Jack,
He crawled through a thorn bush and scratched his back.

My personal favourite was Aseena’s

Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Jack.
He was unhappy until surgeons helped change the name to Jacqueline. Now she’s happy…

Many congratulations to each participant for your amazing story-telling skills. I personally enjoyed reading each story.

Here’s the second prompt. Entries will be accepted till Sunday, March  20th, 2016.

Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably.woman-1006102_640.jpg


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 2 Rules –

  • As before,  remember to go off the beaten track. Think out-of-the-box. 😛
  • The word ‘cry’ cannot be used in any form or tense (cried, crying, cries etc). This rule isn’t compulsory but more to challenge you further.

This prompt is open till Sunday, March  20th, 2016. Please remember to submit your stories in the comments before then.

My story is –

Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably.
She mourned the death of one who wasn’t even born.

I am even more excited than last week to see what interesting tales you all will spin. 🙂

35 thoughts on “Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 2

  1. Am a murderer of beautiful thing ;( , here is how I complete.

    Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably.
    Then her Ma brings in the plate loaded with fish fry and she is merry again !
    Moral of the story ,Nothing that can’t be fixed over a meal of fish straight from mom’s kitchen. .:)

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    1. Hira, loved the happy ending in your story. Your’s inspired me with another, very similar one though… Please allow me 🙂 😛
      Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably.
      With a dash of butter and a splash of lemon, the fried fish was relished with much gusto;
      Even as the broken doll lay abandoned in one corner.

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    2. Now , that’s what “kaya-palat” is .. 🙂 You changed my version into such professional , beautiful material! Can I send you all my post and you change it to your version 😉

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  2. Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably. She had to give her home to battle the cancer threatening mother and today, her brother was found dead at the seashore.

    With swollen eyes, she looked at her only sister who might as well have some misfortune since evil has caught up with them all.

    She burst into another round of tears, the dam unlocked.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Beautifully written! Sometimes, life has a strange way of putting you to extreme tests. This story holds true for someone I know.

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  3. 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!!

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  4. Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably. She just couldn’t fathom why they had killed his character after seven long years. He was the only reason she binge-watched the sitcom in the first place.

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    1. Me too. But even more painful was death of Josh Charles’ character Will Gardner in Good Wife. That was an unresolved, untimely death. And unlike GA, they had kept it under tight wraps until the episode aired, making it a real shocker for viewers. 😥

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  5. Heart-broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably. Anna watched with empathetic tenderness. She remembered a lesson from her grief counseling class, “There will be times when words won’t help, but your presence will.” But how hard it is to bridle the tongue.

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    1. “There will be times when words won’t help, but your presence will.” – so true! Beautiful story, Oneta!


  6. Heart- broken, helpless and depressed, she sobbed inconsolably.
    She knew she had to face the world eventually; she didn’t want to say the words outloud. Carefully, with controlled movements, she put on her face, lipstick, waterproof mascara, concealer, and powder; she held that face pronouncing her husband of forty-years, had passed on his sleep; the family joined her sobbing.

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    1. That’s a great story, Mandi. Well done. I like how she mechanically puts on her make-up, just to keep up appearances.

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    1. Whew! Maybe I should put in an alert for weak-hearted readers like me. *Sob* Amazing story. So much left unsaid. Prompts the reader to go beyond the written words. Outstanding ending!
      You definitely must develop it more. Write a longer one on your blog. Would love to read it.

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