A short story

Hello everyone! How’s it going for you guys? Lately I have been practising writing short stories, well you know how badly I need it!.😅

So here’s a juicy slice of creative energies I have been feeling on lately. I hope you enjoy it.

Longingly she called out to her cheerful, carefree childhood memories in the painful war wreck. Even years later, all that reverberated was the heart- wrenching silence.

Copyright- Bhagyashree, 9.01.2020

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The Harry Potter Christmas Tag

Hi everyone! I recently saw this amazing tag on Anna’s Book Nook and the Potterhead in me screamed at the top of her lungs, to take the plunge and do this tag, despite the fact the a New Year has already started. Now, who can argue with a Potterhead? So here it goes…

The Rules:

  1. Link Back to the Creator: Charleigh Writes
  2. You Can’t Choose any Harry Potter Book for Any of Your Answers
  3. Tag However Many People You Wish
  4. Have fun!

1)It’s your first Christmas at Hogwarts. What’s one book you’ve asked for this year?

I wish I could ask for my entire TBR list! If I had to narrow it down to one book, I would say the The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

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2) You spot Hagrid hauling a Christmas tree through the grounds. What is the longest (or heaviest) book you own?

The longest (and the heaviest) book I own is the 1122 pages long paperback; The Complete Sherlok Homes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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3) It’s time for the famous Great Hall feast. What’s one book you can’t read without snacks?

I don’t really go for snacks while reading books. However, I can’t enjoy the adventurous series by Enid Blyton without a bunch of crisps at hand. The hunger for adventure makes me really hungry. Lol.

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4) Well done, you’ve brewed your first Polyjuice Potion. What’s one book you’d change the cover of?

Wonder by R.J Palacio. Although I generally don’t care about covers, but this is the only book that made me think more about the cover than the unique plot. I think the cover could have been a little more creative in garnering a sense of wonder about the book.

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5) You receive a brand new Firebolt for Christmas. What’s one book you read super quickly?

The Pregnant King by Devdutt Pattanaik. It was such an interesting read that I finished it in just six, super quick hours!!!

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6) You join Harry for his first proper Christmas. What’s one book you’d love to receive this year?

My TBR pile is pretty overflowing with books and my bookshelf is on the verge of giving up on me, so I think I’ll skip this question for a few months!

7) You get hit by one of Fred and George’s flying snowballs. What’s a book you wanted to throw across the room?

Gosh! I would never subject any book to such brutality, no matter how boring it is. It’s just heartless torture aimed at both books and book lovers.

8) You’ve just visited Hogsmeade for the first time. What’s one popular book you haven’t read yet?

I am so embarrassed to admit this, Catch-22 by Joseph Keller. A note to self: read it asap!

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9) Congratulations, you’ve been invited to the Yule Ball. What book about Christmas do you love?

Without doubt, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens! Ooohhh! The childhood nostalgia!

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10) You find Ron’s deluminator. What’s one book that helped you through some dark times?

Books by Dan Brown. The fictional adventures Professor Robert Langdon embarks upon every once in a while has helped me overcome my worries during times of distress. Thank you, Dan Brown!

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I tag: Anyone and everyone who is interested in doing this fun tag!

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Happy Tales- Story Hop

Ola people! I am on a posting streak these days, it seems! Trust me, I am not complaining. I am back with my tag “Hoppy Tales”. I am sure you guys remember what it is all about and I am so excited to work on its second round!

Hoppy Tales is a special story tag co-created by three bloggers namely, Jenny from ofprogressandpurpose.com ,  Kathy at knj.home.blog. and myself from inkandthoughts.com !

Before further ado, let me introduce the first tag created on my blog.

The Tag:

Just as there are five parts in a traditional plot structure, we will have:

  1. An Introduction
  2. A Problem
  3. A Climax
  4. A Resolution
  5. A Conclusion
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Original Image can be found here at: storyboardthat.com

You will be tagged to complete one of these five elements, along with given a theme (such as: beauty of simplicity, comedy, overcoming fear, love and romance, youth and beauty, coming of age, circle of life, friendship, empowerment).

The Rules:

  1. Provide a link back to the creators (Of Progress and PurposeKNJ Snippets & Tales, and Ink and Thoughts) so that we can see what you write!
  2. Share “The Tag” and “The Rules” to help eliminate confusion.
  3. Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their portion of the story.
  4. Write your element with 3-4 days and try to keep it to around 50-60 words.
  5. Choose one or more persons to continue the story and assign them a theme.
    1. You may wish to let them know ahead of time in the comments, so that they can opt out if they don’t want to participate.
    2. If you write a conclusion, whoever you tag will start a new story of their own.
    3. If you tag more than one person, your readers will be able to choose their own adventure!
  6. Have fun with it! You are all so creative and inspiring, We can’t wait!

Let the fun ride begin…

(I was tagged by Betul to write the next element on of the story. )

An Introduction- Betul Erbasi

The walk in the streets felt different. The streets looked different. Everything was brighter and fresher. She could not help a smile on her face. She said ‘Hi!’ to everyone that passed by.

After all that struggle, she had finally got what she wanted. She felt that satisfaction even more as she approached her office. She looked forward to giving the news to her colleagues.

A Problem – Bhagyashree

As Olivia approached the familiar stairwell leading to her office, her footsteps faltered, having seen something she’d been evading her entire life. A shadow lurking around in the dark had finally emerged in broad daylight, but this time, to settle old scores.

The good news lay buried beneath the shrieking yelps escaping from her nearly blue lips, before everything went pitch black.

My Tag:

I am tagging Chaz from https://lifeofchaz.com/ to write a climax for this story on the theme “Beauty of simplicity.”

Until the next time,

Cheers!

A Short Story

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Hello people! How are the new year resolutions going? All those who follow my blog know, how fond I am of elaborating and writing huge manuscripts. Well, at the beginning of a new decade I have decided to try something new. Short story writing!

Here’s the first draft. I hope you guys enjoy reading it.

She recognized her long abandoned son, the priest. Again. Guiltily she turned to the confession room to absolve her sins, but walked out, as she had no answers. Again.

© Bhagyashree, 02.01.2020

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Cheers!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I know it’s a Wednesday and it should be a WWW Post. However, I am going to tweak it a bit. I am going to ask you a different question today!

What are your resolutions for the year 2020? BOOM!

After thinking a lot and falling a lot at keeping up with my resolutions, 😅I have decided to narrow down my resolutions to these.

1) Less of negative thoughts and more of meditation this year.

2) Completing my TBR list of about 50 books.

3) Less of junk food, I have been happily gorging on so up till now.😅

4) More of practicing guitar, blogging and learning time management techniques. 🙄

I would love to hear about your resolutions in my comments section. And I wish, all of you success in keeping up with your resolutions, this year!

Until the next time,

Happy New Year ! 🥂