Final adieu..

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That final adieu was painful and yet I tried to forget everything but life without him was hard. In those days when I was depressed, my father encouraged me to take some decision.

I tried again and this time I was successful for once I took freedom from past and future also, I found solace in life.

 


Written for  Three Line Tales, Week 136

Those were some volunteers

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2005 earthquake in Pakistan is considered deadliest in country’s history. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake claimed some 76,000 lives.

October 8, 2005 was the month of Ramzan. On that day, I was on leave from college. It was around 8: 55 in the morning and I was busy solving Mathematics questions when I felt, the sofa on which I was sitting was shaking. At first, I stayed where I was but when shaking got worse, we all went outside.

Standing in my courtyard, grabbing my register, I looked at the houses; it was so bad that they were swaying like trees. I can’t remember the exact duration but it all lasted for few minutes.

That was a horrible experience. Though, I was reciting kalma but being a human being my heart was beating profusely. Once, on getting inside, I performed ablution and offered prayer. It gave me some satisfaction but the news on T.V channels weren’t good. It took some time before we realized the intensity of devastation. In capital city of Islamabad, a building got collapsed. It was named Margalla tower and the death toll in the northern areas of Pakistan was extremely high.

Once the news broke out, Pakistanis living abroad started leaving for their country. Volunteers from around the world offered their services.

That was the holy month of Ramzan in which Muslims abstain themselves from eating before the break of the dawn till sunset. In those days, I remember at the time of fast there were lots of blessings of Allah on our dining table and on every other day, I could see such pictures in newspapers in which group of volunteers were sitting patiently waiting to break their fast with nothing but water and some dates.

Those were some tough and painful days. There were stories of death and there were miracles of re-birth. Volunteers from the country and from all around the world performed their selfless service.

Reading the word “volunteer” for daily post took me back to that time, I can vividly recall watching all those faces in newspapers and on T.V which needed nothing but ready to give everything.

Those were some volunteers, mostly they were ordinary people, they didn’t need any kind of accolades and yet performed their selfless services and saved many lives.


Written for the daily post Volunteer

Confidence in writing

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The other day, while reading about the use of “Qualifiers”, I came to know about the importance of confidence in writing. Apparently, it seems strange but effective writing process is all about self- confidence.

The written expression cluttered with phrases like I think, I’m of the opinion or I believe depicts that the writer lacks self-belief.

Let’s take a look at the following example

I believe that we the senior citizens can still play our effective role.

Or

We the senior citizens can still play our effective role.

In my opinion, the second sentence is complete and powerful. And, I think I’ve made a mistake here.

Oops, again the same mistake…

So, as I’m off to strike unnecessary phrases from my post tell me about your idea of writing. How do you ensure that your writing doesn’t lacks confidence? Are you in a habit of deleting unnecessary words from your writing?

Six words story # 3

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Theme: Murder

His atrocities, my revenge…he’s dead.

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This post is a response to weekly challenge hosted by Benedict Nicholson. Please visit his blog for more interesting posts 🙂

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Blog Tour Award: On Creative Process

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I’m very glad that my dear friends Ameena k.g and mandibelle16 have nominated me for the blog tour award.

RULES

Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).

1. What I’m working on at the moment?

Writing has inspired me to read more books. I like English literature and I love philosophy. These days I’m busy in improving my written expression.

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

Well, I think my blog is all about sharing my personal experiences. I like to read motivational stories from real life. Thus, I also like to share real life stories on my blog.

3. Why do I write and create what do I do?

Writing has provided me with an opportunity to express myself. It has given me a feeling of inner satisfaction. So, I feel pleasure in writing.

4. How does my writing and creative process work?

From books to movies and from ordinary conversation to a fight between siblings, there are a lot of things that inspire me to write 🙂

Now, I like to nominate following fellow bloggers

NICODEMAS  from nicodemasplusthree.wordpress.com

The Indian Revert Muslimah from theindianrevertedmuslimah.wordpress.com

RANDOMBYTES from randombytesfromlife.wordpress.com

Christy Birmingham from http://poeticparfait.com

The Monday for submission is March 23.

Looking forward to reading your posts about your work of creative writing 🙂