Everyday

Remember that pianist who said that if he did not practice everyday he would know, if he did not practice two days, the critics would know, after three days, his audiences would know.

-Taken from Zen in the art of writing by Ray Bradbury

Once I read this quote it hit me hard like a brick. I know I have been lagging behind in my resolution of writing everyday. It’s been one of those phases, when you tend to give up and its hard to get back there.

From today, I am going to try to stand back up and I will make sure I don’t step on that banana skin again.

There are no candles on the table

It is dark, it is stormy

an old man walks through the room

a cane in his hand

he blindly walks around

but lits no candles on the table

 

the widow at the end of the street

peeks outside

the dark stormy night

a chill makes her shudder

but she has no candles on her table

 

the broken family on the adjacent street

has a lady crying

in her gloomy room

the wind howls outside

but there are no candles on her table

 

Daily Prompt: Aug 27

You are receiving an award –- either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?

Award Title: Reading Rev

Description: Revived reading habits in last two months, improved by 100% since last year

So this is a self-created award, of course 😛 And here’s the acceptance speech:

Hello everyone!

I am extremely honored to be awarded “Reading Rev”award on this lovely evening organized by Reader’s Shelf. I did not expect to win today as I felt I still have a long way to go to be eligible for this award. But today I will let myself be proud of the fact that I did not give up, whenever I fell, I stood back up, most of the time it took a months to get back on my feet but I am so glad a time came in my life when I managed to revive my reading habits. I extend my thanks to Reader’s Shelf for granting this opportunity to reset my buttons, thank you very much. Thank you all. *flying kisses*


I actually felt I was standing on a stage, a crown on my head (lol), award in my hand. Sigh, there’s no restriction on imagination right?

Hope you enjoyed this prompt! For those of you who are new, I am following prompts from The Daily Post. They are open for everyone to use.