The Walls We Build


She frowned and the furrows on the forehead deepened too.

A dozen thoughts raced through her head which painted multiple images simultaneously.

Like a vortex, she got sucked into these vivid images. The more she worked on it, the deeper she was drawnΒ into it.

It exhausted and overwhelmed her resulting in a lot of darker and sleepless nights.

But did that deter her?

No, she gave wings to her imagination and worked hard some more on it, till it robbed her of the present and her peace of mind too.

Yes, that’s worry, the painful pebble in her shoe.


Linking this to July 2014 Ultimate Blogging Challenge and NaBloPoMo and the Write Tribe’s Wednesday Prompt: Pebble in the Shoe.

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30 thoughts on “The Walls We Build

    • Oh yes, though so small in size, they can have be pretty irksome and cause a lot of pain in our life. Thanks, Sreeja, glad you liked it πŸ™‚

    • True, like they say, worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere! So it is best to change gears and think positive and move on!

  1. ah!! Those damn pebbles!! They can be so annoying!
    I wish it were as easy as removing one’s shoes and shaking it!

    nicely done Shilpa! πŸ™‚

    • I know what you mean, Pixie… it is certainly not easy but not impossible. So, if give it a try, these pebbles can come out easily! Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. That was a smart way to combine the prompts, Shilpa ! Good job. Yes, fear is the most troublesome of all the pebbles but when it subsides the feeling of victory more than makes up for it. The adrenaline rush and the optimism that victory brings is truly satisfying.

  3. oh yes WORRY .. now that is a main cause of health problems we get into many a time …

    I am like that I worry a lot unnecessarily.. and I dont seem to shirk it off.. I do think sometime WHY .. but just cant change myself πŸ™


  4. Worry.. It is the root problem all the ills in ones life.
    But,no one wants to get into a worrry situation ,it is the circumstances in life and that is the time to be brave and come out of it.

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