Writing 101 – Day eight


I’ve really enjoyed today’s prompt…not that I’ve succeeded to avoid adverbs but I did write something a little bit different:)

Hope you enjoy reading!

Today’s assignment: ‘Death of Adverbs’ – Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. 

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‘Different perspectives’

…for the first time this year, the sun didn’t hide behind grey clouds.

The air was a little bit heavier than usual, probably because of the heat wave that excited everyone more or less…

It’s strange, looking at people passing by and imagine interesting stories about their life.

We always make up these fables in our minds and they are far more captivating that our own existence…

I could never find a logical explanation behind it…

Is it because we look at our own life and we find it not fascinating enough so it comes very easy to imagine a stranger walking down the street living maybe another version of our own life?!

Is it because it’s uncompromising for us to portray a life that we know nothing about?

Is it our way of imagining a series of paths we could have taken but decided not to?

Is it just a method of forgetting your own problems and concentrate on what the rest of the world is struggling with?

Is it a simple mind game that let’s your imagination travel free without being judged by anyone?

Is it because we desperately try to find answers to our own questions?

Is it perhaps just human nature?

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Like that lady walking along side the window with four heavy bags…she stops for a second to take a deep breath…do I imagine she is lonely and she has no one to help her?

Do I feel sorry and stand up to give her a hand?…Does she has a husband and children who just don’t care?…Is she so stubborn that she doesn’t ask for help?…Was it her choice to buy everything and carry them on her own?…

What can she have in those bags so important that they had to be taken all at once?

Is she homeless and that’s everything she owns?

It’s funny how our minds can create scenarios without even blinking…how we are able to see someone from so many angles but be completely powerless in looking at our own life from more than one perspective…

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Picture, courtesy of The Daily Post, Writing 101

Note from the author:

I hope the message I’ve intended with this post came across to you…it is easier to look in from the outside and question but sometimes we find it impossible to answer our own doubts.

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14 thoughts on “Writing 101 – Day eight”

  1. HI, I really liked this post. These 2 stood out for me. Is it our way of imagining a series of paths we could have taken but decided not to? Is it just a method of forgetting your own problems and concentrate on what the rest of the world is struggling with?
    Thanks for posting this. ~Julia

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