Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 7

With Camp NaNoWriMo in full swing and my Sikkim travel tales, the Story Continuation Challenge got second rate treatment, unfortunately.

But here it is , with another interesting prompt this week. But first, over to last week’s stories.

I loved the stories that came in last week. Let me repeat that. Absolutely, loved them!

With such a depressing prompt, I hadn’t expected such a variety of responses. You continue to surprise me, week after week.

Rashmi’s story scared me off while Ms. Sassy’s made me laugh. Susan’s romantic story made me all dreamy eyed while Lisa’s beautiful story was sad and emotional. Sonali’s story made me smile and proved how love can be in different forms.
Mandi wrote a beautiful story on her blog about how true love can stand the test of time and distance. If you haven’t already read the story, you can visit her blog here and read it now.

My personal favourite was May J’s take on a father’s love for his little girl. It could be because I’ve written stories on domestic violence too and have a very strong stand on the social evil.

Over to this week’s prompt –

The harried woman looked at me, aggravatedly. I couldn’t care less.

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.
  • As before,  remember to go off the beaten track. Think out-of-the-box.

Prompt 7 Rules –

  • The story has to be in first person narrative.
  • Additional challenge – The harried woman in the story is the antagonist (and not the victim.)

This prompt is open till Sunday , April 25th, 2016. Please remember to submit your stories in the comments before then.

My story is  –

The harried woman looked at me aggravated. I couldn’t care less.
Sad she couldn’t see the agony of the man in tattered clothes and torn shoes, whom she had shouted at a few minutes earlier.
Dressed up in my best corporate attire, I picked up the coffee she set on the counter and glared at her; daring her to speak to me the same way.

Go on, spin forth your magic yet again.  I look forward to reading your stories.

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  • Sonali Mukherjee
    Posted at 16:23h, 19 April Reply

    Thank you for the mention😊
    Here’s my story for this week

    The harried woman looked at me, aggravatedly. I couldn’t care less.
    “Half the money will go towards dry cleaning, blood is not so easy to wash off, especially from expensive silk.”, she was saying
    I smirked as blood dribbled from the corner of my mouth as I watched my unfaithful wife attempt to take over the company I built with a sword to my stomach.
    The camera concealed inside my wedding ring had done it’s job.

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  • mandibelle16
    Posted at 03:34h, 20 April Reply

    Thank you for the mention. I wrote a different kind of story this week and linked it to this page 🙂 It is nice having the freedom to write a small fiction piece and not be contained by a picture. Thank you 🙂

  • Lisa Pomerantz
    Posted at 10:48h, 20 April Reply

    The harried woman looked at me, aggravatedly. I couldn’t care less. I’ve seen her hundreds of times before, but this time it was going to be different. This time, I knew…

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:08h, 20 April Reply

      ….Knew what? What do you know? (begging for more….) You can’t leave us hanging like this. What do you know this time? How do you know it? How does it impact the story? *biting my nails*

  • Kay Mitchell
    Posted at 23:26h, 24 April Reply

    The harried woman looked at me, aggravatedly. I couldn’t care less. Her husband was dead and my job was done. SHE can deal with the police.

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