Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 8

Last week’s challenge was interesting, wasn’t it?

I enjoyed it a lot, especially the contradiction in the tone of the words and the actual action happening in the scene.

I liked Kay’s story a lot. Wicked, it was! Lisa had me begging for more and Mandi’s story on ‘Renewing My License‘ was interesting. If you haven’t read them, head over now. 🙂
But the best one, that got the maximum likes too was Sonali’s crime revenge thriller. The Delhi summer heat is scorching and reading all these amazing stories is a welcome respite. Thanks so much participating in the challenge. 

The Delhi summer heat is scorching and reading all these amazing stories is a welcome respite. Thanks so much participating in the challenge.

Over to this week’s prompt –

The new morning brought with it new hope.

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 8 Rules –

  • The story must start with a morning scene, and should refer to an incident that is sure to happen in the immediate future.
  • Additional challenge – Introduce a scene that contradicts the hope described in the first sentence.

This prompt is open till Sunday, May 1st, 2016. Please remember to submit your stories in the comments before then.

My story is  –

The new morning brought with it new hope. Not for him, though.
With shaky legs and wet cheeks, he stood under the sign that announced City Crematorium.
Yesterday, in his possession had been the lifeless body of his 4-year old. Today, it would be grey dust in an earthen pot.

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

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  • Sonali Mukherjee
    Posted at 11:40h, 26 April Reply

    Thank you so much for the mention. I’m glad people liked my story, even though it turned out pretty dark😅

    Anyway, here is this week’s story

    The new morning brought with it new hope, the sun shining bright in the sky and birds chirping cheerfully. She smiled, stealing a glance at the wedding dress that hung on the door.
    A scant 3 hours later, the same white dress lay spattered with blood, the body of the young woman almost unrecognisable.
    The drunk driver drove on without a backwards glance.

  • what sandra thinks
    Posted at 17:11h, 26 April Reply

    The new morning brought with it new hope. She was determined to make the day a happy one. But her positivity vanished when she tripped over a shoe and fell down the stairs.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:00h, 27 April Reply

      oh, dear me! Hope she isn’t hurt too much. 😀

  • Aseena
    Posted at 06:27h, 27 April Reply

    The new morning brought with it new hope.
    The dark clouds gathering in the distance were the first thing she noticed when she stepped out of her mud hut and felt the hard, parched earth beneath her feet. She dared to hope that they heralded relief from death and the hell that they endured everyday.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:22h, 02 May Reply

      The unfortunate truth for a lot of farmers in India. 🙁

  • sassandsauce
    Posted at 06:31h, 27 April Reply

    I think I missed the last prompt. Here’s mine for this week –

    The new morning brought with it new hope,
    I won’t get late to office today – No way, Nope.
    The alarm rang loud and shrill – beep beep beep beep,
    Tomorrow I’ll be on time, I said, and went back to sleep 🙁

    Btw, this really happened today Piyusha -Well tomorrow’s another day!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:28h, 02 May Reply

      Sleep always come first. 😛 No worries, Ms. Sassy. Tomorrow is another day 😀

  • Lisa Pomerantz
    Posted at 09:46h, 27 April Reply

    Thanks so much for the mention. Yours this week has me crying…
    Here’s my take on this one:

    The new morning brought with it new hope. The crisp air and the sunrise held promise of a day worthy of living life well. And then, one split second in time, changes everything you’ve ever known as truth.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:20h, 02 May Reply

      Thank you, Lisa. At least someone likes my story 😀

  • Kay Mitchell
    Posted at 05:36h, 28 April Reply

    The new morning brought with it new hope. By the time the eventual comfort of night would come, the evil visitors would have forced the mere humans back into captivity. The familiar cries of the night would, once again, discourage any hopes and dreams they had of ruling the earth ever again.

  • Kay Mitchell
    Posted at 05:38h, 28 April Reply

    Uh oh, did I get a shout out! lol thanks for the mention!

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