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The Train #BlogchatterHalfMarathon

Hi dear readers!

It has been a while since I participated in a blogging challenge and #BlogchatterHalfMarathon seems like the best way to get back to writing regularly. After all, it’s always our community that motivates and pushes us, right?

A quick recap for those who don’t know about it:

  • You have to write 10 posts within a span of 15 days.
  • The campaign starts on 25th August and runs till 10th September.
  • You can check the Blogchatter website for prompts or write on any topic of your choice.
  • Once your post is published, submit it to Blogrolls by choosing the featured category ‘Blogchatter Half Marathon’.
  • Finally, don’t forget to engage on other bloggers’ posts. Let’s grow together. 

I pondered on what my theme should be and finally decided to keep it short and crisp for myself and my readers. I’m writing 100-word stories with a picture prompt as part of my Blogchatter Half Marathon posts. This way I can get to write fiction (Yay!) and give those grey cells some much-needed exercise.

I’m also trying to capture one emotion in every post. Today’s emotion is: LOSS.

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Anand watched helplessly as his toddler son, Yash, bawled and rolled on the dusty ground. His tiny fists silently banged on the rough floor while his legs comically flew up and down.

“He’s such a drama queen, just like his mother.” Anand mused. Onlookers gave him hard stares for being a mute spectator to his kid’s shenanigans. Wish they knew why.

It had been a year since Anand had last set foot in a train. That family vacation in the hills had left him a widower and Yash, motherless. If only they had taken the road like she wanted. Destiny!

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This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon 2023

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7 thoughts on “The Train #BlogchatterHalfMarathon

  1. The feeling of ‘Loss” can ravage you and break you emotionally. Your story of Anand and little Yash grappling with the loss of their Wife and Mother respectively is well told. The picture prompt is quite suitably chosen.

  2. Wow Varsha. Thats a deep fiction picce. It is not easy for a Dad to raise his kids without their mother. They only know how quickly they have to change he roles. Many moments bring back old memories. Some bring smile on our face and some make us sad.

  3. Wow, you are participating in Blogchatter half marathon. that is great. loved the theme of your series and first post is really great. wishing you good luck and looking forward to read your future posts too.

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